Education, Business, & Law

Empowering workers while reducing waste in Mumbai

In Mumbai, waste sorters represent a crucial yet marginalized labor pool, diverting would-be trash from landfills by sorting and selling recyclables. President’s Engagement Prize recipients Svanika Balasubramanian and Peter Wang Hjemdahl will connect these workers to larger recycling operations through a digital marketplace.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Finally, finals

Resources for students are available 24-7 during Reading Days and Finals Week, From April 27th through May 8th.

Jill DiSanto

Two new Truman Scholars for Penn

Anea Moore and Stephen Damianos are two of the 59 recipients of the merit-based Truman Award, which will assist them in pursuing careers in public service.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

Building bridges

The Penn-Wharton China Summit aligns students with the Chinese business community and opportunities for leadership through an event of their own making.

Jill DiSanto

Why children need more diverse books

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an expert on children's literature at the Graduate School of Education, on the impact that diversity, inclusion, and historical literature has on kids today.



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly affirms commitment to slashing emissions as study shows global increase

Christine Simeone of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy spoke about cities and states’ continued efforts in the fight against climate change. “In the absence of a national strategy, the state and local strategies actually become much more important,” said Simeone.

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CNN

Why workplace loneliness is bad for business

The Wharton School’s Sigal Barsade discussed workplace friendships and the negative effects of loneliness on job performance. Loneliness can spread, Barsade cautioned. “We catch emotions from each other like viruses.”

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NBC News

What the T.M. Landry Prep scandal reveals about race, stereotypes and inequality in American education

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Camille Zubrinksy Charles offered commentary on the Landry Prep scandal, saying that the administrators’ “slick sales pitch” relied on racial stereotypes to win over parents and the media.

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Vox.com

Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever

The Wharton School’s Barbara Kahn explained why Black Friday seems to start earlier and last longer each year. “When someone is offering 50 percent discounts from 10 to 11 on Friday, you can offer 51 percent from 9 to 10 on Friday. That competitive response will cause the creeping behavior — it’s getting earlier and earlier — because you want [customers] to buy from you instead of the competition,” said Kahn.

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