Penn in the News

Newsday — October 28, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, feels there is more substance in this year's campaign coverage, giving voters a better understanding of the issues.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 27, 2004
Compare people in other countries, Ram Cnaan, associate professor of social work, Americans are less compassionate about government safety net programs.
New York Times — October 27, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, law professor, says there will be a lot of lawyers looking for problems at the polls.
USA Today — October 26, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, feels the online donor program is questionable because the Internet is not the place for honesty.
New York Times — October 21, 2004
Andrew Metrick, associate professor of finance, discusses his new system for market-based college rankings, and Lee Stetson, admissions dean, comments on rankings in general.
USA Today — October 21, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Democrats frame stem cell research as a health care issue while the Republicans link it to abortion.
New York Times — October 19, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says the presidential candidates use the news to their advantage, quoting positive coverage.
Boston Herald — October 18, 2004
Larina Kase, counseling psychotherapist, says soft addictions can be a healthy thing but become a problem when they get in the way of work, relationships or problems.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 18, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says scientists believe stem cells can be used to help find cures for such conditions as diabetes, Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's.
Boston Globe — October 12, 2004
Ruben Gur, psychology professor, says adolescents are capable of complex thoughts, it just takes longer for them to consider the outcome compared to an adult.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette — October 12, 2004
Dennis Culhane, associate professor of social welfare policy, comments on the 10-year federal plan to end homelessness.
New York Times — October 8, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, explains how major changes in attitudes among Penn students in recent years; a reflection of the University's rise in prestige and popularity.
New York Times — October 7, 2004
Stephen Hoch, marketing professor, says slow retail activity in September reflects an economy which is growing only slowly.
Washington Post — October 6, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, discusses voters who are for and against President Bush as well as those undecided.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 6, 2004
Neil Fishman, associate professor of infectious diseases, says everyone was caught off guard by late and insufficient amounts of flu vaccine."
New York Times — October 6, 2004
Rexford Ahima, assistant professor, suggests that leptin might be a fertility treatment because it is the signal that instructs the brain to control menstruation.
Baltimore Sun — October 5, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington Program, says voters rarely pay attention to vice presidential candidates but this year could be different.
Boston Globe — October 5, 2004
Robert Aronowitz, sociology of medicine professor, suggests there are many things we think of as therapy that have no scientific rationale.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 4, 2004
Mark V. Pauly,director of the health care systems department, says it is worth trying to expand the federal health plan as a way to help the uninsured.
New York Times — October 1, 2004
Garret FitzGerald, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, says the withdrawal of Vioxx causes complications for all other drugs in its class.