Education, Business, & Law

Q&A with Howard Stevenson

For some people, experiencing a racial encounter can be so stressful that it’s as if they are facing a tsunami or a venomous snake. The episodes can be as minute as an inadvertent microaggression, or as malignant as being pelted with rocks and called the N-word.

Greg Johnson

Penn Sophomore Is Finding a Voice Within the FGLI Community

As a freshman identifying as a first-generation, low-income student, Sebastián González searched for a space at the University of Pennsylvania where he felt at home. After seeing a Facebook post advertising the Penn First Summit, a town hall for FGLI students on campus last year, his world changed.

Jill DiSanto

Penn Student Anea Moore Learns About Healing in Rwanda

After losing her parents during her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Anea Moore took steps toward her own healing through her connection with the children of Rwanda who were also coping with grief.Through Penn Hillel’s Moral Voices Fellowship, Moore spent 10 days at the

Jill DiSanto

Students from Seven Universities Gather at Penn for Political Dialogue

In what was characterized as a path-breaking experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, nearly 100 students from seven universities came to discuss politics with each other, despite their differing perspectives.In groups of 10, they tackled tough questions posed by Penn faculty during the two-hour event, “Can We Talk? Political Dialogue in Donald Trump’s America.”

Louisa Shepard

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

Tom Baker of the Law School discussed 3D printing manufacturers’ liability with regard to the creation of homemade guns.


Chronicle of Higher Education

How artificial intelligence is changing teaching

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Is pharma getting greedier?

The Wharton School’s Mark Pauly wrote about increases in drug pricing, which he attributes to a combination of consumers’ willingness to pay more, an aging population, and effective marketing tactics.


Dig into the surprising success of Darden Restaurants

The Law School’s Jill Fisch commented on Darden’s sudden sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, saying management had effectively spat in the faces of the activist shareholders.


The Wall Street Journal

Bankruptcy filings surge among older Americans

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell commented on reports that bankruptcy rates are increasing among older people. The study’s sample was not representative, making it “impossible to determine whether the trends identified are statistically significant,” said Mitchell.