Education, Business, & Law

How the pandemic could affect income inequality

Wharton’s Benjamin Lockwood discusses income inequality in the U.S. in the wake of COVID-19, and how the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act raises questions about what policy will look like on the other side of the coronavirus outbreak.

Tips for staying mentally healthy in a crowded house

When people are practicing social distancing and staying at home almost 24/7, excessive family time can trigger boredom and conflicts. Penn GSE outlines 14 tips for managing family relationships at this time.

Penn Today Staff

Nine tips for moving secondary teaching online

Betty Chandy, Catalyst @ Penn GSE’s Director for Online Learning, has prepared educators and schools for virtual and blended learning at the middle and high school levels.

Penn Today Staff

The legal history of epidemics in America

Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, offers a commentary on American political responses to epidemics past.



In the News


Bloomberg

Wharton’s Siegel sees inflation return, strong consumer spending in 2021

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School said 2020’s pandemic will lead to strong consumer spending in 2021. “This money in people’s accounts is going to be spent,” he said.

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Marketplace (NPR)

When immigrants come to the U.S., investments often follow

Zeke Hernandez of the Wharton School was interviewed about new restrictions on work visas and how those obstacles could negatively affect the U.S. economy. “Immigrants are a leading indicator of where capital will flow in the future,” he said.

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The New York Times

Mayor de Blasio, bring back summer jobs

Judd B. Kessler of the Wharton School co-authored an opinion piece in favor of New York City’s summer jobs programs, which Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled in April.

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Inside Higher Ed

Report: Focus funding on colleges best able to help unemployed

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education and colleagues wrote a report calling on U.S. governors to develop a long-term higher education strategy that stimulates the economy and restructures how colleges are funded.

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Forbes

Meet the forgotten woman who forever change date lives of LGBTQ+ workers

Serena Mayeri of the Law School and School of Arts & Sciences spoke about Pauli Murray’s effort to include “sex” in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “There’s this pernicious myth that the sex amendment was some kind of joke, or fluke, or a poison pill that was designed to sink the Civil Rights Act,” Mayeri said, “when in fact it really was the product of the deliberate efforts by advocates for women.”

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