Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says, “It’s a big deal when any low-wage, service employer does anything nice for employees,” in regard to Starbucks’ announcement of offering to pay for its employees to earn bachelor’s degrees.
In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.
Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School comments on retail stores creating the best combination for their stores and online distribution.
For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School contributes his thoughts about Medicaid.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses traditional business schools and online courses.
A Wharton study about the earnings of financially literate employees is cited.