Education, Business, & Law

Finally, finals

Resources for students are available 24-7 during Reading Days and Finals Week, From April 27th through May 8th.

Jill DiSanto

Building bridges

The Penn-Wharton China Summit aligns students with the Chinese business community and opportunities for leadership through an event of their own making.

Jill DiSanto

Why children need more diverse books

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an expert on children's literature at the Graduate School of Education, on the impact that diversity, inclusion, and historical literature has on kids today.



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Wall Street Not Immediately Fazed by Starbucks' Philly Racial Embarrassment, but Huge Risks Remain

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School discussed a racial-profiling incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Werbach believes that the company will “not see any lasting damage” from the bad publicity but recommended that they work on their internal culture to prevent a repeat.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Starbucks' Racial Blunder Shows It's Too Invested in the 'Yoga-pants' Set and Must Diversify Culture, PR Exec Says

Americus Reed and Kevin Werbach of the Wharton school both spoke about the aftermath of a racial-profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Reed noted that Starbucks has taken quick steps to remedy the situation and that the brand will likely benefit from the 24-hour news cycle’s rapid turnover.

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Associated Press

Report Slams N.Y. Law Barring Many Child Molestation Lawsuits

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences’ Robert A. Fox Leadership Program spoke about her analysis of U.S. statutes of limitations for civil molestation suits.

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Vox.com

California’s Ambitious Plan to Regulate Health Prices, Explained

The Wharton School’s Mark Pauly explained the difference between all-payer and single-payer health-care systems. Though similar in their objectives of efficiency and reduced overhead, all-payer doesn’t eliminate private plans and creates set prices for medical procedures. Pauly said that consumers won’t likely notice the difference between the two systems.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Pompeo, Bolton, and the Question of Hate Groups

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education wrote about politicians who refuse donations and political support from white supremacist organizations while still associating with anti-Muslim groups.

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