Education, Business, & Law

Listening to the needs of Black male teachers

In researching his forthcoming book, Ed Brockenbrough revealed Black male teachers have a strong sense of responsibility to students, and they feel uniquely alone in that challenge.

Penn Today Staff

Breaking the bank

Economics professor Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde reveals that Bitcoin is not the first private currency in history, and may face regulation in the future.

Penn Today Staff

The human story of coal’s downturn

A forthcoming report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will offer a range of strategies to directly impact the economic and mental health crisis in coal country.

Student startups on view

On Friday, April 27, University students with innovative startups will join with investors for the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase.



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

Tom Baker of the Law School discussed 3D printing manufacturers’ liability with regard to the creation of homemade guns.

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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.

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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.

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Forbes.com

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.

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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.

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