Education, Business, & Law

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard

A mural to honor a civil rights pioneer

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held last month, a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Inside Higher Ed

‘A very promising sign’

Joni E. Finney of the Graduate School of Education says it’s not entirely clear why students are returning to higher education now or whether the trend is likely to continue into this fall.


American Banker

How bank executives can avoid scandals

The Wharton School's Philip Nichols says that, to avoid allowing wrongdoing to happen in the workplace, banks have to embed principles of ethics into their procedures.


Education Week

Africana studies can save education—and the world

Ismael Jimenez of the Graduate School of Education writes that "Africana studies is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the study of Black people and history, but it also represents a foundational building block of a more just world."



Key part of Biden’s student loan plan carries hefty price tag

Kent Smetters of the Penn Wharton Budget Model and colleagues estimate that President Biden’s proposed changes to income-driven repayment could cost as much as $361 billion during the next decade.



Luxury hotel discounts and access to top VC firms: How the most popular networking groups for startup founders compare

Tyler Wry of the Wharton School says that a founder’s network should consist of contacts who can make introductions to investors and talent and contacts who can provide specialized advice.