Education, Business, & Law

Former Gov. Rendell, Leaders in Education Address the Gap Between Labor Markets and Education

PHILADELPHIA  -- At last week’s “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America: The Policy, Practice and Research Issues” conference, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said that Congress is asked every year for more work visas to staff computer programming jobs because there are no Americans willing or capable to fill those jobs. 

Andrew Shinn

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

In the News

The New York Times

Eight productivity books time-management experts actually use

Katy Milkman of the Wharton School and Kandi Wiens of the Graduate School of Education recommend books that have helped them in their professional and personal lives.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Gwynedd Mercy University cuts staff, restructures academics amid higher ed financial turmoil

While obtaining her doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Education, Julee Gard developed a Financial Viability Index designed for smaller, private, nonprofit colleges.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. colleges are bracing for steep declines in enrollment, tied to the Great Recession of 2008

Julie Wollman of the Graduate School of Education says that most institutions of higher education tend to think they’re the only institution that’s not going to be affected by enrollment problems.


Associated Press

Stores are more subdued in observing Pride Month. Some LGBTQ+ people see a silver lining in that

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says that brands are dropping their spotlight on Pride Month products, though support isn’t disappearing entirely.



Trader Joe’s tiny coolers are selling like hot cakes. Why and how do products go viral?

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says that trends often go viral for low-cost public consumables.