Jonathan Supovitz of the Graduate School of Education comments on the ambition and scope of the Common Core.
Penn in the News
Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum co-writes an op-ed on the state of archaeological sites under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Robert Town of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a review of competition in health-care markets.
Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and media.
Iwan Barankay of the Wharton School speaks about businesses relying on bonuses.
John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about expanding the federal public service by 1 million and pruning federal private contractors to make way for better, smaller government.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about the National Center for Education Statistics.
James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses American think tanks.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School shares his thoughts on the Department of Veterans Affairs decision not to comment on a suit involving the agency denying spousal benefits to gay veterans unless the state where they lived when they wed or applied for benefits recognizes their marriages.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about studying the sex lives of corals.
President Amy Gutmann says, “These prizes invite students to think creatively, on a large scale, about the meaning of engagement.”
Ian Lustick of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about the ceasefire deal in Gaza.
Penn Masala, is highlighted for making a cameo appearance in a feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Alexey Komissarouk, who started PennApps, is quoted about the impact of giving students the opportunity to create groups.
School of Arts & Sciences doctoral student Brandon Hedrick and Peter Dodson of SAS and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for leading a study of 120 million-year-old dinosaur fossil.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román of the School of Social Policy & Practice contributes his thoughts on a need for government interventions in protecting people of color.
Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School comments on homeowners who are reluctant to purchase earthquake insurance because of high deductibles.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the Philadelphia riots of 1964.
David Skeel of the Law School comments on new appraisals of Detroit’s art.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on a new study, “The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas.”