Penn in the News

Dallas Morning News — April 28, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling on the Pennsylvania redistricting case and why Justice Kennedy's position is critical to a similar case from Texas.
Newsday — April 27, 2004
Philippe Szapary, assistant professor of medicine, says some ingredients in nutritional supplements are extensively studied, but data on compounded supplements are not as readily available.
Boston Globe — April 27, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says, even though Democratic Convention producers are planning a tightly scripted and spontaneous event, network television still decides what is newsworthy.
Christian Science Monitor — April 21, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on how President Bush's image can be defined by the success or failure of the war in Iraq.
Philadelphia Daily News — April 21, 2004
Anne Keane, assistant professor of nursing, says most traditional disaster relief services do not provide the necessary long-term practical and psychological care for victims who lose homes and loved ones.
USA Today — April 21, 2004
Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses a moral argument for embryonic stem cell research.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 19, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of undergraduate admissions, says Penn will give consideration to an applicant's scores on the old SAT but require scores from the new SAT.
Chicago Tribune — April 18, 2004
Jack Guttentag, professor emeritus of finance, says that, because mortgage lenders will always be looking out for themselves, potential home buyers should shop around for the best mortgage package.
Associated Press — April 17, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on the Supreme Court's terrorism cases, including the president's power to label U.S. citizens "enemy combatants" and hold them in military custody without trial.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — April 15, 2004
Marybeth Gasman, assistant professor of education, discusses how black universities influence presidential candidates to campaign on their campuses in order to secure the black vote.
New York Times — April 15, 2004
Gary Foster, clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says fast food chains should do more to help America's obesity problem and adds that any change in the right direction can be helpful.
Washington Times — April 14, 2004
In response to President Valimir Putin's landside re-election, Rudra Sil, associate professor of political science, discusses how the Russian government and society defines democracy.
New York Times — April 13, 2004
Lawton Burns, professor of health care systems, warns that the relationship between doctors and hospitals is becoming more agitated due to increased profit competition.
Washington Post — April 13, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, discusses how the "need-blind" admisssions policy addresses socioeconomic diversity but warns that limited financial-aid budgets could hinder universities from actively seeking poorer students.
Associated Press — April 12, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on possible reactions to several cases currently being heard by the Supreme Court, including constitutional challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance and gay marriage.
Associated Press — April 10, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, suggests that Bush is lengthening speeches to include information about jobs and the economy because polls show him as being vulnerable during the re-election campaign.
Baltimore Sun — April 9, 2004
David Silverman, professor of Egyptology, comments on the unearthing of a 9,500-year-old feline skeleton on Cyprus.
USA Today — April 8, 2004
Jeremy Siegel, professsor of finance, says that, although corporate earning headlines have overshadowed news from Iraq, recent disturbing war situations may lead to investor cautiousness.
Associated Press — April 7, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, warns that home-use gender-selection kits, which are marketed to help parents determine the sex of a child, pose ethical problems because of a false guarantee.
Associated Press — April 6, 2004
Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, will be a panel participant with two other historians to challenge the History Channel's documentary claiming that President Lyndon Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination.