Education, Business, & Law

Penn at SXSW

This is the third year the Penn Center for Innovation has led a group of University-affiliated startups to participate in South by Southwest’s innovative arm, SXSW Interactive.

Lauren Hertzler

Higher ed as ‘hubs for common ground’

At the Wharton Global Forum in Shanghai, Penn President Amy Gutmann said high-quality higher education has the potential to transform lives, communities, and the world.

Penn Today Staff

Can Venezuela recover from its crisis?

Penn’s Dorothy Kronick discusses potential solutions to Venezuela’s deepening crisis, and asks whether sanctions are a good strategy.

Penn Today Staff

The future of learning is digital

Penn GSE’s Yasmin Kafai, a learning scientist who has designed tools and communities to promote coding, crafting, and creativity, believes we need to change how we think about teaching and learning, while making sure every child has a chance to develop these vital skills.

Penn Today Staff

An old-school green deal

A major public lands package passed the U.S. Senate Feb. 12 with massive bipartisan support and is expected to pass the House later this month. Cary Coglianese shares insights into the bill’s contents—which entail the largest expansion of wilderness area in a decade.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

Associated Press

Too rosy? Experts question Warren’s wealth tax figures

Natasha Sarin of the Law School spoke about Elizabeth Warren’s proposed model for an increased wealth tax. “It’s a failed international model that we’ve decided we’re going to bring to the U.S. without explaining why our version of it is going to be so much better, both from an efficiency perspective but also a revenue-raising standpoint,” said Sarin.


Christian Science Monitor

Brotherhood, debt, and the black college rising

A study by Janelle Williams of the Graduate School of Education suggests that the current political climate under the Trump administration has drawn more black American students to HBCUs in recent years.


The Washington Post

The Finance 202: Trump is bullying Powell to lower interest rates. It might have the reverse effect

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School said Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell may run into trouble if President Trump’s attempts to demote him were to go before the Supreme Court, but that such a scenario would likely cause either the Fed or Trump to back down for political reasons.


The Atlantic

America’s job listings have gone off the deep end

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School said modern job listings use language that perpetuates the idea that only obsessively devoted employees are of value, potentially scaring off well-suited applicants.



Meet the NFL player teaching a money class to college students

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, who lectured in the School of Arts and Sciences as part of a class on personal finance co-taught with Brian Peterson this spring, is featured. “My goal for this is to make this accessible to everyone,” he said.