Penn in the News

Atlantic — July 28, 2014

Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.

Philadelphia Inquirer — July 28, 2014

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.

Chronicle of Higher Education — July 28, 2014

Go ahead, laugh at them. Call them thin-skinned, lily-livered, self-righteous. They always find a way to take offense. That’s just how—as you’ve surely heard—today’s college students roll. Consider the evidence. Recently students have expressed many concerns that their elders describe as hypersensitivity gone haywire. In March, The New York Times reported on campus discussions of "micro­aggressions," subtle slights of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. This spring, commencement speakers at several prominent institutions withdrew amid students’ opposition to their views or affiliations. By then the nation had heard all about "trigger warnings": Students on various campuses have called for alerts about assigned texts (yes, old sport, even The Great Gatsby) that might upset or traumatize them.

Boston Globe — July 27, 2014

The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.

New Republic — July 27, 2014

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the possibility of long-term cryogenic preservation.

Wall Street Journal — July 27, 2014

William Burke-White of the Law School says that if the plane was brought down by weapons fire, “This would, in some ways, break new ground in the definition of a war crime.”

HuffPost Live — July 24, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the role of social media in the coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

New York Times — July 24, 2014

John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.

Louisville Courier-Journal — July 24, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on efforts to tie funding to performance metrics.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 24, 2014

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on insurance premiums during the first year of the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Wall Street Journal — July 23, 2014

Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.

Washington Post — July 23, 2014

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School poses the questions, “Why does it seem more and more disasters are happening? And, as a nation, who’s supposed to pay for them?”

Philadelphia Inquirer — July 23, 2014

Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for leading Project Gold, a program that teaches teenagers with mental illnesses how to avoid HIV.

HBCU Lifestyle — July 23, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education profile significant presidents of historic black colleges and universities such as Beverly Daniel Tatum of Spelman College.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 23, 2014

Paul Bates of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the results of an HIV research project.

WBUR Radio (Boston) — July 23, 2014

Keisha Cutright of the Wharton School is cited for a collaborative study about using products that require hard work in hopes of gaining personal positive results.

Associated Press — July 22, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education suggests that states should support historically black colleges and universities.

CNBC — July 22, 2014

Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School provide commentary on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. — July 22, 2014

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan is cited in an article written by an incoming graduate student of the Graduate School of Education.

CNBC — July 22, 2014

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses how rising rents might affect first-time homebuyers.