Education, Business, & Law

Putting Black history lessons into action

Five GSE doctoral students and participants in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action share the Black history they wish they learned in school.

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Why sustainable investing is a safe bet

The new reality of climate change has shifted attitudes about sustainable investing, and expands the question of whether an investment is risky into whether a business is factoring in environmental impact.

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How the city cultivates its youngest writers

Since 1986, The Philadelphia Writing Project has called Penn GSE home, which works with the city’s teachers and students to advance high-quality writing skills.

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In the News


Bloomberg

Deadline approaching for agencies to post regulatory guidance

Cary Coglianese of the Law School spoke about an executive order from October 2019 that requires federal agencies to post all their regulatory guidance on one accessible website by the end of February 2020. “It could be for some agencies a really, really big task, and four months is a very short amount of time,” he said.

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U.S. News & World Report

Companies invest in partnerships, workforce training to bridge skill gaps

Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School spoke about corporate efforts to train workforces. “U.S. corporations actually paying to train people is somewhat unorthodox because it's something they've historically resisted,” he said. “But saying, ‘This is a government or university problem to solve,’ means there's probably nothing that's going to happen for five or 10 years. Waiting for the government or education isn’t going to fill jobs by next quarter.”

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The New York Times

A formula for growth after the start-up stage

Gad Allon of the Wharton School said second-stage companies may struggle to grow without a strategic approach to expansion. “The opportunistic approach that brought them to where they are doesn’t work as the firm grows,” he said.

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The New York Times

Millennial money: Make your brand loyalty pay off

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School spoke about the consumer appeal of loyalty programs. “It feels good to be treated differently,” he said.

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University World News

Balancing academic rights and responsibilities

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships wrote about the challenges universities face when balancing academic advancements and social responsibilities. “Higher education institutions would better fulfill their core academic functions, including advancing knowledge, teaching and learning, if they focused on improving conditions in their societies, particularly their local communities,” he argues.

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