Education, Business, & Law

Does Penn sponsor any travel to Cuba?

Dear Benny,In January, President Obama reduced travel restrictions to Cuba. Part of this easing involved allowing accredited institutions of higher education to sponsor travel to Cuba for course work for academic credit under a general license. I was wondering, does Penn sponsor any travel to Cuba?-History Will Absolve Me

Greg Johnson

Two Penn Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

PHILADELPHIA — Two graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, along with 13 others from the greater Philadelphia region, have each been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. 

Jill DiSanto-Haines

Winning in Style: Stylitics Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 28, 2011--The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced that student team Stylitics won the $30,000 Michelson Grand Prize of the 2011 Wharton Business Plan Competition (

Peter Winicov

In the News

The New York Times

Welcome to the promoconomy

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication and David Bell of the Wharton School spoke about the use of retail promotions to acquire customer data.


The Washington Post

Hong Kong remains vital economic asset for Beijing, despite unrest

Richard Marston of the Wharton School spoke about Hong Kong’s economic role in the world. “Hong Kong is just a very convenient construct for both China and the rest of the world,” he said. “It’s not in China’s interest nor in the rest of the world’s interest to have Hong Kong’s status changed.”


The Takeaway with John Hockenberry

SoulCycle becomes latest brand to reckon with a social media boycott

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School joined a discussion about social-media-based boycotts. “Expressing this sort of moral outrage on Twitter is a very different idea than actually canceling your membership and inconveniencing yourself,” he said.



Goldman: Huawei deadline could further escalate a ‘full-blown economic conflict’ between U.S., China

Christopher Yoo of the Law School said Huawei is considered a threat to U.S. national security because “the Chinese government is widely thought to exercise considerable influence over Huawei.”



Exclusive: Emails show this anti-tobacco crusader’s close relationship with JUUL

Neil Makhija of the Law School commented on the Iowa attorney general’s close relationship to JUUL. “I can't think of a historical precedent for a sitting attorney general advising a private corporation, let alone one under state and federal investigation,” he said.