Perspectives

Political affiliation and sustainability

With the American political climate marked by increasing polarization between Democrats and Republicans, many might draw quick conclusions about the “left” and “right” when it comes to support for sustainability efforts commonly referred to as ESG (environment, social, and governance).

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Better Business Partners

The last year brought challenges unlike any that I have seen in my 40-year career, but it also revealed opportunities for the Smeal community to shine. As I reflect on all that transpired in 2020-21, I am reminded of just how fortunate I am to be surrounded by bright and ambitious students, outstanding educators, talented staff, and an alumni network that is second to none.

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What COVID-19 taught us about leadership

When Penn State shifted to a fully remote environment at the onset of the pandemic, I was confident that we had the people and resources to do so successfully. Even so, I am reminded of just how important it is to have strong leadership in place before a crisis.

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