Education, Business, & Law

Pardon power: Rogers Smith on presidential privilege

The political science professor discusses the legality of the current president applying the power of presidential pardon to himself, and concludes that there's no definitive constitutional answer.

Penn Today Staff

Why people don’t prepare for disasters

Wharton's Robert Meyer discusses the lack of disaster preparedness individuals take in response to hurricane season, and the psychology of decision-making in relation to disasters.

Penn Today Staff

College opportunity at risk: A Penn GSE report on 50 states

A new report by Professor Joni Finney finds the U.S. is “woefully unprepared” to meet 21st-century workforce challenges, and all states must make significant changes in their approach higher education. The College Opportunity Risk Assessment is the first state-by-state analytic tool to compare the risks to higher education.

Penn Today Staff

Is an apology an effective marketing campaign?

Companies have been issuing mea culpas to its customers for decades. But the quality, timing and audience for the corporate apology has to be nuanced in order to be effective. Wharton professors discuss the efficacy of the numerous corporate messages broadcast to the public.

Penn Today Staff

On the ground in Washington, D.C.

Rising junior Louis Lin is pursuing his interest in policy making via an International Leadership Foundation Fellowship and an internship with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jill DiSanto

Howard Stevenson teaches racial rapport 101

Since 1990, Howard Stevenson has been conducting research on racial socialization and interventions, and teaching racial literacy as a professor in the Graduate School of Education

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Chronicle of Higher Education

How artificial intelligence is changing teaching

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Is pharma getting greedier?

The Wharton School’s Mark Pauly wrote about increases in drug pricing, which he attributes to a combination of consumers’ willingness to pay more, an aging population, and effective marketing tactics.


Dig into the surprising success of Darden Restaurants

The Law School’s Jill Fisch commented on Darden’s sudden sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, saying management had effectively spat in the faces of the activist shareholders.


The Wall Street Journal

Bankruptcy filings surge among older Americans

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell commented on reports that bankruptcy rates are increasing among older people. The study’s sample was not representative, making it “impossible to determine whether the trends identified are statistically significant,” said Mitchell.


Inside Higher Ed

The dawn of a new meritocracy

Ezekiel Dixon-Román of the School of Social Policy & Practice wrote about the consequences of breaking away from standardized testing requirements in college admissions.