Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education says, “It’s good news that the high school graduation rate among Hispanics has increased, but it still is considerably below the average.”
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The Wharton Social Impact Initiative is mentioned as a collaborator in FastFWD that works with Impact Hub Philadelphia.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School is cited for collaborative research on Americans’ financial literacy.
Dean Michael Fitts of the Law School is quoted about adjunct professor Randy Mastro being a part of Governor Christie’s “Bridgegate” defense team.
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on professions who increased their rate of home ownership after the recession.
Meghan Lane-Fall of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about race and racism in healthcare.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Educational apartheid and institutional racism are the recipes for self-destruction.”
Faten Aberra of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on probiotics.
Mark Yim of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about robotic swarms for emergency response.
Iourii Manovskii and doctoral student Kurt Mitman of the School of Arts and Sciences pen an op-ed about unemployment benefit extensions.
President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about women in leadership positions.
Jill Fisch of the Law School talks about the thresholds that determine which shareholders get to nominate potential board members.
Mark Duggan of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on Medicaid.
Vice Provost H. Carton Rogers of Penn Libraries discusses the renovation and reopening of the rare-books library.
President Amy Gutmann is mentioned for attending the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School comments on the Global Risks 2014 report.
James Shorter and postdoctoral fellow Meredith Jackrel of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their research on “reprogrammed” yeast protein that could lead to new brain disease therapies.
Kurt Barnhart of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Fertility services are underutilized and not reaching everybody.”
David Zaring of the Wharton School contributes his thoughts about insurance regulation.
David Rudovsky of the Law School is quoted.
Katherine Klein of the Wharton School says, “there are real possibilities for concrete action to come out of a place like Davos.”