Education, Business, & Law

If pandemic productivity is up, why is innovation slowing down?

A new study finds that productivity has remained stable or even increased for many companies that shifted to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic. However, innovation has taken a hit as both leaders and employees feel more distant from each other.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Breaking classroom barriers over Zoom

When Professor Lori Rosenkopf’s course on the culture of tech went virtual, she set out to make a more interactive learning experience. Her efforts have seen some unexpected results.

From Wharton Stories

Law students spearhead pro bono projects for pandemic relief

From connecting small businesses with loans to helping Philadelphians navigate unemployment and housing insecurity, students at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School are working to get people the help they need.

From Penn Law

A role model for the changing face of science

Jennifer Stimpson, a chemist, teacher, and recent alumna of the Graduate School of Education’s mid-career program, was named an IF/THEN ambassador. The initiative aims to empower women in STEM to inspire the next generation of learners.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton 2020 MBAs earned an average of $150,000 salaries after graduation

Recently released statistics show that Wharton School alumni earn a median annual salary of $150,000 each.


The Washington Post

Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Cary Coglianese of the Law School said it’s not unusual for outgoing presidents to push for regulatory changes before the end of their term. “Regulations are not like diamonds,” he said. “They don’t last forever.”


Education Week

What principals have learned from COVID-19’s ‘stress test’

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education, housed in the Graduate School of Education, has published five briefs about how U.S. school districts and principals have dealt with the pandemic. “The principals are doing all these amazing things, which are serving urgent needs of kids and families. That’s not taken into account in what we think of as a good school. There is an imbalance between our metrics for assessing quality and the actual role of schools in society,” said Jonathan Supovitz.


Financial Times

Best books of 2020: Economics

“2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything,” a book by Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School, was reviewed.


ABC Australia

Trump self-pardon ‘cannot be ruled out’

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School spoke about challenges to the results of the presidential election and the possibility of President Donald Trump pardoning himself. “That would be an extremely interesting jurisprudential question because we’ve never had such a case,” she said.