Education, Business, & Law

Mentoring tomorrow’s biomedical researchers

This year, 41 students took part in the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, a 10-week residential program that aims to steer biomedicine and biological science students toward Ph.D. programs.

Jill DiSanto

Regulating ride-sharing

Wharton professors discuss New York City’s regulations on ride-hail companies such as Uber and Lyft, capping the number of vehicles on the road for one year, and requiring that drivers be paid a minimum wage.

Penn Today Staff

Why the U.S. and China would both lose a new cold war

According to Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, with each passing day, the U.S.-China standoff is looking less like a trade war and more like a “new cold war” between the world’s two most powerful countries.

Penn Today Staff

Social work students help refugees in Europe

Doctoral students from the School of Social Policy & Practice shared their expertise with leaders at an NGO that provides trauma-informed services for refugees in Athens.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

When business blows up policy: How to regulate disruptions

Wharton professor Sarah Light outlines the challenge of regulating traditional business disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb, two companies with platforms that have no precedent in the business sector for regulation.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly affirms commitment to slashing emissions as study shows global increase

Christine Simeone of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy spoke about cities and states’ continued efforts in the fight against climate change. “In the absence of a national strategy, the state and local strategies actually become much more important,” said Simeone.



Why workplace loneliness is bad for business

The Wharton School’s Sigal Barsade discussed workplace friendships and the negative effects of loneliness on job performance. Loneliness can spread, Barsade cautioned. “We catch emotions from each other like viruses.”


NBC News

What the T.M. Landry Prep scandal reveals about race, stereotypes and inequality in American education

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Camille Zubrinksy Charles offered commentary on the Landry Prep scandal, saying that the administrators’ “slick sales pitch” relied on racial stereotypes to win over parents and the media.


Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever

The Wharton School’s Barbara Kahn explained why Black Friday seems to start earlier and last longer each year. “When someone is offering 50 percent discounts from 10 to 11 on Friday, you can offer 51 percent from 9 to 10 on Friday. That competitive response will cause the creeping behavior — it’s getting earlier and earlier — because you want [customers] to buy from you instead of the competition,” said Kahn.