Penn in the News

San Francisco Chronicle — February 19, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says that President Bush doesn't have to worry about public opinion polls in San Franscisco and, by taking a stand on the city's gay marriages, he could gain support from middle America.
Associated Press — February 16, 2004
Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, says that, although studies show that injecting lab rats with an insulin-like growth factor causes muscles to grow size and strength, it will be years before any human clinical trials can begin.
St. Petersburg Times — February 10, 2004
Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, discusses perceived nursing shortages, hospital staffing issues and America's health-care industry.
USA Today — February 8, 2004
David Dinges, professor of psychology, says adults who sleep about seven hours outperform those who sleep four to five hours on memory and clear-thinking tests.
Boston Globe — February 5, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, believes that Democrats could use President Bush's military records to raise doubts about his credibility.
USA Today — February 3, 2004
Lawrence Sherman, director of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, comments on bank security practices and whether or not bulletproof barriers reduce robberies.
Baltimore Sun — February 2, 2004
Robert Kurzban, assistant professor of psychology, discusses the evolutionary trend in humans to seek information, particularly if we know we can attain it at a reasonable cost.
Los Angeles Times — February 1, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that if the economy is not doing well, the federal deficit can become a strong political issue, leaving presidential candidates feeling vulnerable.
Chicago Tribune — February 1, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, warns that Howard University's plan to compile a DNA database focusing on African-Americans risks reinforcing the false view that race has a genetic basis.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 29, 2004
Bruce Mann, professor of law, says the judge presiding over the Barnes Foundation trial may not rule for one side or the other but could provide a third solution somewhere in the middle.
USA Today — January 29, 2004
Carol Spigner, professor of social work, discusses the importance of building a child-welfare system that can ensure the individual needs of children and their families.
Associated Press — January 27, 2004
Gary Foster, clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, disputes the findings of a new study suggesting that it is possible to lose weight by eating more carbohydrates and not exercising.
Christian Science Monitor — January 26, 2004
Dennis Culhane, professor of social-welfare policy, discusses the permanent housing system developed for the chronically homeless population in Columbus, Ohio.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 25, 2004
Penn's presidential nominee, Amy Gutmann, is featured.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 23, 2004
Amy Gutmann, officially nominated to succeed President Judith Rodin, discusses her academic experience, her advocation for access to higher education and her commitment to social and political issues.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 22, 2004
Trustee chairman, James Riepe, announces Amy Gutmann's presidential nomination and will recommend her to trustee board on February 20, 2004.
Associated Press — January 22, 2004
Amy Gutmann, the provost at Princeton University, has been nominated to be the University of Pennsylvania’s next president by the Executive Committee of Penn’s Board of Trustees.
Baltimore Sun — January 21, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington Semester Program, describes the State of the Union speech as the perfect event to start President Bush's presidential campaign.
Associated Press — January 21, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on the claims made in the State of the Union speech.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 20, 2004
Omar Blaik, senior vice president for facilities and real estate services, discusses the transformation of postal lands into residential, commercial and academic buildings with lawns and unobstructed views of the city.