Michael Eric Dyson of the School of Arts and Sciences explains that a common racial slur, even when used by African-Americans, "can be offensive to people ... striving so hard to be treated with fairness and justice."
Penn in the News
Philadelphia Daily News — June 9, 2005
Washington Post — June 8, 2005
Research done at Penn's Wharton School looks at data analyzing how people shop in supermarkets.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — June 8, 2005
The book "Is Bill Cosby Right?" by Michael Eric Dyson of the School of Arts and Sciences is reviewed.
Associated Press — June 6, 2005
Joseph Turow of Penn's Annenberg School for Communication presents the findings of "Open to Exploitation," a study of Internet "price customization."
USA Today — June 6, 2005
Lawrence Sherman of Arts and Sciences' Jerry Lee Center of Criminology comments on the value of the murder rate as an instrument for gauging the scope of crime in the U.S.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 30, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, associate professor of law, explains that federal appeals courts have significant effects on the lives of Americans.
Boston Globe — May 29, 2005
Paul Hendrickson, lecturer in English, says Ernest Hemingway's hacienda is in far worse condition than he imagined.
New York Times — May 27, 2005
Jean Whelan, adjunct professor of biobehavioral and health sciences, says the U.S. is in need of an in-depth study of how to solve the nursing shortage.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 26, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says drug-testing policies in professional sports will remain inadequate until the leagues are motivated to stop cheating.
Los Angeles Times — May 25, 2005
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says the role of journalists in a democracy is comprised when the public lacks confidence in the accuracy of news reports.
Los Angeles Times — May 24, 2005
Theodore Schurr, assistant professor of anthropology, comments on a new study that suggests North America was settled by a surprisingly small group of Ice Age Immigrants.
Philadelphia Daily News — May 23, 2005
James Leyden, professor of dermatology, explains that the skin can handle sun exposure, but the key is moderation.
Wilmington News-Journal — May 22, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, associate professor of law, says the only way to create politically competitive voting districts is to have them include both city and suburban voters.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 19, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, explains Chapter 7 liquidation.
USA Today — May 18, 2005
Michael Zuckerman, professor of history, says it can be difficult to make "remote", "unretrievable" history come alive.
Time — May 17, 2005
Stephen Burbank, professor of law, describes the relationship between the judiciary and Congress as being a "poisonous atmosphere."
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 17, 2005
President Amy Gutmann, urges the members of the Class of 2005 to get involved locally in global change and cooperation.
Washington Post — May 16, 2005
H. Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, believes genetic enhancement will inevitably make its way into sports.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 16, 2005
Peter Dodson, professor of geology, says our understanding of dinosaurs has changed during the last several years due to discoveries in northeastern China.
New York Times — May 12, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, comments on a Consumer Reports magazine study of various weight-loss plans.