Education, Business, & Law

Student startups on view

On Friday, April 27, University students with innovative startups will join with investors for the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase.

The human story of coal’s downturn

A forthcoming report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will offer a range of strategies to directly impact the economic and mental health crisis in coal country.

How to help children at risk for abuse

Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto



In the News


NPR

Audio: What We Can Learn from Ghana's Obsession With Preschool

Sharon Wolf of the Graduate School of Education spoke about her work with the Ghanaian government to revamp schools in the capital city of Accra.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman discussed the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

South Street Curfew Criminalizes Normal Youth Behavior

Lelabari Giwa of the Law School weighed in on a South Street corridor curfew, which she believes “unfairly targets and disparately impacts young people of color from poor families.”

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The New York Times

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Shows a Need to Reboot Antitrust Laws

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp expressed discomfort with setbacks to antitrust law in the wake of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.

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Associated Press

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

The Wharton School’s Ron Berman said of the vaping industry’s scholarship efforts, “This is almost a backdoor way to get your name on a university website, and from the point of view of the student it would look like the university is supporting this effort.”

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