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.

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Report Slams U.S. Ebola Response and Readiness February 26, 2015 | NBC News (Philadelphia)

President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, says “The Ebola epidemic in western Africa overwhelmed fragile health systems, killed thousands of people and highlighted major inadequacies in our ability to respond to global public health emergencies.”

Boosting the Number of Male Teachers of Color February 24, 2015 | Phi Delta Kappa International

Marybeth Gasman, doctoral student Andrés Castro SamayoaAlice Ginsberg and Francisco Ramos of the Graduate School of Education write about ways to increase the number of male teachers of color.

Penn-led Bioethics Panel Calls American Ebola Quarantines Too Restrictive February 26, 2015 | “Newsworks” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, discusses the panel’s recommendations on the 21-day quarantines of those exposed to Ebola.

The Push for Net Neutrality Arose From Lack of Choice February 25, 2015 | New York Times

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School is quoted about the Federal Communications Commission and net neutrality.

Your Embarrassing Online Searches About Health Problems Aren’t Private February 25, 2015 | Time.com

Doctoral student Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for analyzing online searches about health problems.

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