Education, Business, & Law

The world according to Walter Palmer

The educator, organizer, and alumnus discusses his six decades of activism, growing up in the Black Bottom, studying and teaching at Penn, his work at CHOP, the student strike of 1967, the Vietnam War, Frank Rizzo, Donald Trump, school choice, gun violence, the Chauvin trial, and why he thinks racism should be declared a national public health crisis.

Greg Johnson

How to strengthen housing safety nets

U.S. homeowners and renters need stronger safety nets than existing social insurance programs provide to prevent housing insecurity during economic downturns.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Amazon and other employers must pay workers for time in security screenings, Pa. Supreme Court says

Sophia Lee of the Law School said a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on paying employees for time spent going through mandatory security screenings could have broader implications. “In the era of COVID, one could imagine that it might also include things like temperature checks and rapid tests,” she said.

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Al Jazeera

Robinhood and the rise of teenage stock investors

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School spoke about the rise, and potential pitfalls, of stock-trading apps. “You’re seeing a medium that was really primarily used for entertainment being used for something else,” she said. “There could be a mixing of entertainment and learning mindsets that could pull younger investors toward less diagnostic information.”

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CBS News

Court order dashes hopes of teenage immigrant DACA applicants

PIK Professor Roberto Gonzales weighed in on the effects of a recent court ruling that barred the U.S. from approving DACA requests. "For these youngsters, these teenagers who are aging into eligibility in a really critical developmental period of their lives and not being able to get DACA, it's really detrimental to their future trajectories," he said. "It curves, if not cuts off, possibilities for them."

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CNBC

Wharton’s incoming MBA class is more than 50% women for the first time in school history

More than half of the Wharton School’s incoming MBA class are women, a record high for both the school and the country’s other top business programs. “As a female leader, I understand firsthand the significant impact that experiencing meaningful gender representation can have on women as they chart their careers,” said Dean Erika James.

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The New York Times

The Cosby ruling: Some legal analysts dispute the court’s reasoning

David Rudovsky of the Law School weighed in on the court ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction on the basis of due process violation. District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. had verbally assured Cosby he’d be immune from prosecution if Cosby testified in a civil suit. “They got it right on the due process violation because what Castor did was basically a promise,” said Rudovsky.

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