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Climate Change Risk

The video went viral: In early May 2022, a beachfront home on North Carolina’s Outer Banks collapsed into the ocean during a coastal storm. Stilts splintering like toothpicks, the house slid slow-motion into the waves and bobbed there like a giant cork.

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Embracing the Unknown

Entrepreneur Kathryn Dougherty is uncomfortable, but that’s OK. It’s a feeling the 2009 Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate seeks out.

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Collaborative Competitors

In the fall of 2019, four Penn State Smeal first-year students sat in a Nittany Consulting Group Consultant Training Program session when news of the PwC Challenge Case was announced. Brimming with confidence and eager to learn, Chimwemwe “Michael” Mitole, Sean Cullen, Haskel Canagarajah, and Neil Patel banded together to enter the competition.

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Tailor Made

More than 2,000 pieces of clothing are thrown away every second — amounting to more than 11 million tons of textile waste produced by the fashion industry each year, according to Bloomberg Green.

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CEO activism can benefit companies— but only if employees agree

Once absent from social and political debates, CEOs have abandoned the traditional norm of staying silent on controversial issues. This new wave of CEO activism has influence over firm stakeholders, a new study claims, and individual political values play a critical role in how employees perceive these actions.

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Harnessing the power of mentorships

Providing a sense of support to prospective students is just one example of the positive impact of mentoring. Studies show that hierarchical and peer mentoring in collegiate settings positively influence traditional indicators of student success such as average GPA, credits earned, and retention.

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A Partner in Lifelong Learning

In just the past year — and during a worldwide public health crisis — Smeal forged ahead with creating new graduate degrees, expanding its portfolio of certificates, and building ever greater flexibility into all of its programs in response to market demand.

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A Driven Community

A team of researchers says that arguments to restore full deductibility of state and local taxes, or SALT, for homeowners because of equity and fairness issues are off-base.

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