• A Father’s Dream Fulfilled

    A Father’s Dream Fulfilled

    Penny Metchev has told the story many times before and on the surface it is primarily about her father. But as the Wharton and College senior prepares to enter her final semester as a Penn World Scholar, Metchev says she has come to realize that she will be the one to write the final chapter.

  • The Class That Turns Freshmen into Whartonites

    The Class That Turns Freshmen into Whartonites

    It’s a Wharton rite of passage. Since 1993, every incoming freshman in Wharton has been required to take the course called Management 100 during the fall semester.

  • New Ideas for Spending Tax Money

    New Ideas for Spending Tax Money

    Many government programs designed to address societal ills fall short of their goals in sector after sector, and Richard J. Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, says these programs are predestined to fail because they create self-serving and self-protecting bureaucracies that keep them in business.

  • Amy Gutmann Tells High School Students to Approach College with Passion and Purpose

    Amy Gutmann Tells High School Students to Approach College with Passion and Purpose

    Penn President Amy Gutmann visited the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City on Nov. 10 to speak to junior and senior students about their college aspirations.

  • A University’s Responsibility in a ‘Fragile’ Democracy

    A University’s Responsibility in a ‘Fragile’ Democracy

    In 1966, 60 percent of all incoming college freshmen stated that it was “important” to keep up-to-date on current events. By the end of the 1990s, that number had dropped to about 25 percent.