Education, Business, & Law

U.S. Economic Crisis Also Crisis of Race, Penn Professor Argues

Soon after the historic 2008 election of the country’s first African-American president an intense public debate began in some quarters of the United States. Did Barack Obama’s victory signal the beginning of the end of racism and discrimination in the country? Was America finally becoming post racial?  

Jacquie Posey

Penn Division of Public Safety to Host Safety Fair

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety, in conjunction with the House deans and staff of the College House system, will host a Safety Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at three locations on campus: the field at 40th and Locust streets, the Upper Quad and Hill Field.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

Wharton School at Penn Announces $12 Million Gift From Alumni Bruce Jacobs and Kenneth Levy

PHILADELPHIA -- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $12 million gift from Bruce Jacobs and Kenneth Levy, classes of 1986 and 1982. The gift will include $10 million to establish the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research and $2 million to fund the Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation.

Peter Winicov

Penn Creates M.I. GREEN to Help Students Live Green

  PHILADELPHIA –- As new students from around the country and the globe move in to their new residence halls at the University of Pennsylvania this week, they are being greeted with a new program to help them “green” their new home away from home.

Julie McWilliams

Penn Graduate School of Education to Share in $1 Million Grant to Study Early Algebra Initiatives

PHILADELPHIA — A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Michigan State University have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how schools and districts are handling the “universal early algebra” imperative, a push for students to complete algebra before the end

Jill DiSanto-Haines

In the News

The Hill

Trump’s PR can’t stop the virus

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno and Stephen Xenakis of the Law School’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law wrote about the politicization of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) amid the pandemic. “Under the disguise of providing an important public mental health initiative, DHHS is at risk of once again appearing to carry out the political objectives of the Trump campaign,” they wrote.


Christian Science Monitor

Justice for all? Behind US targeting of international court

William Burke-White of the Law School said the increased cooperation between the U.S. and the International Criminal Court (ICC) came to a halt when John Bolton joined the Trump administration and when the ICC moved to investigate the U.S. for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. “The court was coming under a lot of pressure to show that it didn’t just investigate weak governments in Africa but was able to take on the powerful as well,” he said.


“The Pulse,” (WHYY Radio)

Is your boss spying on you while you work remotely?

Julia Ticona of the Annenberg School for Communication said the pandemic has contributed to an escalation of worker surveillance.



U.S. airlines isolated in bid to scrap change fees forever

It’s likely that U.S. airlines will reinstate waived flight-change fees once demand returns, said John Zhang of the Wharton School. “This isn’t a forever kind of thing.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Two sets of brothers spent decades in prison. This may be their last chance to get out

Marissa Bluestine of the Law School said allowing witnesses to identify potential assailants face-to-face, as opposed to in a formal police lineup, is problematic because it can easily produce false identifications.