Penn in the News

USA Today — January 26, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn does not place strong emphasis on AP scores.
USA Today — January 25, 2005
Olivia Mitchell, director of the Pension Research Council, says the economy cannot support a system that encourages people to retire at 62 and spend the next 40 years idle.
USA Today — January 24, 2005
Scientists from Penn suggest that having an overweight mother can significantly increase a child's chance of becoming overweight by age 6.
New Scientist — January 22, 2005
Robert Kurzban, associate professor of psychology, says most people alter their generosity to fit into society.
Detroit Free Press — January 20, 2005
Ingrid Waldron, biology professor, says testosterone drives men to higher rates of physical activity and aggressiveness, thus contributing to their higher rates of injury mortality.
Washington Post — January 20, 2005
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says a good presidential inauguration displays the principles that will guide the president's decision making.
Boston Globe — January 19, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says assisted reproductive clinics have few policies for determining who gets help with pregnancy.
Education Week — January 19, 2005
Nancy Streim, associate dean in the Graduate School of Education, feels that school-university partnerships running pre-collegiate schools better prepare students for higher education.
Boston Globe — January 18, 2005
Garrett Fitzgerald, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, says recent studies suggest the entire class of cox-2 drugs poses a threat.
New York Times — January 18, 2005
Ralph Muller, chief executive of the Health System, says malpractice insurance premiums, nursing costs, prescription drugs and diagnostic imaging services have all increased during the last few years.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 18, 2005
Scott Douglass, vice president of finance, says his job is to implement President Gutmann's vision for the University.
New York Times — January 13, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, says there are serious side effect linked to Mevacor.
Washington Post — January 11, 2005
Gary Foster, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says the easier people make tracking their calories and the more feedback they receive, the better the outcome.
New York Times — January 11, 2005
Daniel Rader, heart researcher, says the C-reactive protein test is becoming more important for people at high risk for heart disease.
New York Times — January 10, 2005
Kent Smetters, insurance and risk management associate professor, says the government needs to address the social security system so future generations can benefit.
Chicago Sun-Times — January 10, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, economics professor, finds there has never been a period of 17 years or longer in which stocks did not produce a positive return after inflation.
Los Angeles Times — January 6, 2005
Susan Wachter, real estate professor, says the surge in adjustable mortgage rates opens a larger percentage of the population to vulnerability to short-term rate increases.
Miami Herald — January 6, 2005
Larina Kase, psychology professor, says children need to feel some type of control when it comes to eating, although it may take some time before they start to like new foods.
New York Daily News — January 5, 2005
Linda Aiken, nursing professor, says individual nurses are now juggling as many as 20 patients at once.
Education Week — January 5, 2005
Joan Goodman, professor of education, comments on taking dishonesty seriously in the classroom.