Education, Business, & Law

The future of learning is digital

Penn GSE’s Yasmin Kafai, a learning scientist who has designed tools and communities to promote coding, crafting, and creativity, believes we need to change how we think about teaching and learning, while making sure every child has a chance to develop these vital skills.

Penn Today Staff

An old-school green deal

A major public lands package passed the U.S. Senate Feb. 12 with massive bipartisan support and is expected to pass the House later this month. Cary Coglianese shares insights into the bill’s contents—which entail the largest expansion of wilderness area in a decade.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Why workplace ghosting is on the rise

Wharton’s Peter Cappelli discusses ghosting, or disappearing without an explanation, in the workplace, and what it says about business etiquette and the shifting balance of power between employers and employees.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


The New York Times

For the N.B.A., a sticky situation in China will linger

Witold Henisz of the Wharton School comments on the need for sports companies to have a political strategy.

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Vice

'Mindfulness' isn't the answer to our completely hellish workplaces

The Wharton School’s Lindsey Cameron comments on her work studying the impact of mediation on the workplace.

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The Washington Post

An economic crisis in your teens can alter your behavior for life, economists find

Arthur van Benthem of the Wharton School collaborated with economist Christopher Severen on an analysis of the impact of spikes in gas prices on Americans’ car-usage over time.

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Forbes

Restrictions on H-1B visas found to push jobs out of the U.S.

A study led by Britta Glennon of the Wharton School explores “how decreased access to visas for skilled workers could lead multinational firms to offshore more jobs.”

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Despite obstacles, black colleges are pipelines to the middle class, study finds. Here’s its list of the best

Robert A. Nathenson of the Graduate School of Education comments on his work studying the hurdles faced by historically black colleges and universities.

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