Penn Senior Emma Schad Investigates the Politics of Philadelphia’s Parks

Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks.

Gospel Choir Fuels Hopefulness and Happiness at Penn

For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

Last semester, Penn offered a modified, alumni-exclusive version of “History of the Slave South,” an online course taught by history professor Stephanie McCurry from the School of Arts & Sciences.

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research will host “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the Current Migrant Crisis,” which will include Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection, Monday, Feb. 9.

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Penn in the news

How to Fix the Sunday Blues February 27, 2015 | Time.com

Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School comments on how to combat the Sunday blues by switching the days you handle weekend responsibilities.

7 Reasons Why Historically Black Colleges February 27, 2015 | Atlanta Black Star

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on HBCU students who receive Pell Grants and how the cutback will affect them.

FCC Tests Its Authority Over States March 1, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

Christopher Yoo of the Law School comments on the Federal Communication Commission testing its authority over states involving Internet service.

Community Colleges’ Role as MSIs Expanding March 1, 2015 | Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Thai-Huy Nguyen of the Graduate School of Education discuss their report title, “On Their Own Terms: Two-Year Minority Serving Institutions.”

Audio: What Radio Can Teach the Internet February 27, 2015 | “On the Media”

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the net neutrality debate.

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