Education, Business, & Law

Celebrating MLK

The annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change features events to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Law faculty perspectives on passage of the First Step Act

Penn Law faculty weigh in on the passage of the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that modifies sentencing laws, expands job training, and takes additional steps intended to reduce recidivism and create a fairer and less costly criminal justice system.

Penn Today Staff

The best books of 2018 for young readers

Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and her team share their book choices for elementary and middle grade kids, showcasing authors whose work explores issues like race, gender, ethnicity, and class thoughtfully and empathetically.

Penn Today Staff

Making sense of the war on Huawei

In an opinion piece, Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett weighs in on the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, and argues it is only the beginning of what is clearly becoming the U.S. government’s war on the Chinese tech firm.

Penn Today Staff

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.