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

In the News


Why Amazon and Uber investors might wish those stocks weren’t joining Dow indexes

A study by Jeremy Siegel and Jeremy Schwartz of the Wharton School found that stocks deleted from the S&P 500 outperformed their replacements on average.


Chronicle of Higher Education

AI will shake up higher ed. Are colleges ready?

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that GenAI tools like ChatGPT-4 could make learning more equitable by providing services such as personalized tutoring.


The Washington Post

I used AI work tools to do my job. Here’s how it went

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that AI hallucinates and makes up details when applied to work.



Larry Fink’s anti-‘woke’ critics confront a force more powerful than politics

Jill E. Fisch of Penn Carey Law says that it’s legal to invest according to values but only with a mandate to do so and with proper disclosure.


NBC News

Consumers are tired of price increases. Big brands are paying attention

John Zhang of the Wharton School says that many companies are currently more inclined to swallow some of the cost increases they’re shouldering, rather than passing them on to consumers completely.