Education, Business, & Law

Easing the transition from summer to school

Penn GSE’s Linda Leibowitz has a few suggestions for parents and caregivers who are keen to smooth their kids’ transition from summer back to school.

Penn Today Staff

Will Amazon’s plan to ‘upskill’ its employees pay off?

Wharton’s Matthew Bidwell discusses Amazon’s $700 million plan to retrain its workforce with “pathways to careers” in machine learning, manufacturing, robotics, and computer science, while facing mounting personnel and safety issues and concerns at its warehouses.

Penn Today Staff

Uncovering bias: A new way to study hiring can help

Research has shown how easy it is for an employer’s conscious and unconscious biases to creep in when reviewing resumés, creating an uneven playing field that disproportionally hurts women and minority job candidates.

Penn Today Staff

Is Huawei a national security threat?

Christopher Yoo, professor of law, communication, and computer and information science, describes why the Chinese technology company has become a hot topic of conversation in national security circles.

Brandon Baker

Why are U.S. hospitals closing?

Wharton’s Lawton Burns discusses the closure of Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University Hospital and the trend of medical facilities shuttering nationwide.

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The ACA battle is heating up

The Affordable Care Act is once again under threat, along with health insurance coverage for at least 20 million Americans, as a federal appeals court weighs on its constitutionality.

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In the News


The Wall Street Journal

Younger workers feel lonely at the office

Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School shared her research on workplace loneliness, which can make employees less committed to their organizations. “This is not just the individual employee’s problem,” she said. “This is the whole company’s problem.”

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Marketplace (NPR)

Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

Allison Elias of the Wharton School commented on Goldman Sachs’ efforts to diversify its board of directors, which could encourage other companies to do the same. “I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it,” she said.

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USA Today

Impeachment: Republicans are in the tank for Trump, but Democrats aren't impartial, either

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education weighed in on the potential effects of bias in the impeachment trial. “I must keep my mind open to new arguments and evidence, instead of closing myself off before we have heard them,” he wrote.

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The Hill

The US’s hidden export subsidy

Chris William Sanchirico of the Law School and Wharton School wrote an op-ed about comparatively low U.S. taxes on foreign profits of U.S. multinational enterprises, which he argues are effectively export subsidies.

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Los Angeles Times

Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication said new corporate disclosure forms for a grocery chain’s customer loyalty program are “scandalous.” “Why does a grocer need to know so much about its customers?” he asked.

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