Education, Business, & Law

Why workplace ghosting is on the rise

Wharton’s Peter Cappelli discusses ghosting, or disappearing without an explanation, in the workplace, and what it says about business etiquette and the shifting balance of power between employers and employees.

Penn Today Staff

What changes will the EU see in 2019?

Wharton finance professor Joao Gomes discusses Brexit, trade issues between the union and its partners, the migration crisis, the growth of populism across the region, and a shaky relationship with the Trump administration. 

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.


The Wall Street Journal

The NFL player moonlighting as an Ivy League professor

NFL linebacker and Wharton alum Brandon Copeland is co-teaching a financial literacy course with Brian Peterson of the School of Arts and Sciences. “I want you to leave this class feeling a lot more comfortable having these conversations about your money with people,” said Copeland.


The Atlantic

The U.S. teaching population is getting bigger, and more female

Richard Ingersoll of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education was cited for a study which noted an increasingly disproportionate number of women teaching K-12 in recent years due in part to social perceptions of teaching as “feminine” labor.


The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno said a disclosure is not enough to protect consumers learning about pharmaceuticals through sponsored social media posts. “You can say, ‘Oh, there’s transparency’, and that’s the end of the story. But ethically, [influencers] who do this do take on some personal responsibility, quite apart from the legal side. They take on some personal responsibility for promoting a product or process that could change somebody else’s life.”


Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call

Pennsylvania Supreme Court relents for now on medical malpractice changes

Responding to threats by a large health network outside Philadelphia to end cross-county partnerships if venue restraints on medical malpractice lawsuits were lifted, Hanming Fang of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Leonard Davis Institute said changing the venue rule would allow lawyers to file lawsuits in Philadelphia regardless of affiliations with the city’s health systems. “I don’t see that logic,” said Fang.