Penn in the News

New York Times — February 7, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, assistant professor of law, says that, due to voter preferences becoming more predictable, there is a need to change congressional redistricting laws.
Detroit News — February 4, 2005
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says President Bush's speech focused on the benefits of the social security plan but not the risks.
Boston Globe — February 4, 2005
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious studies, says many hip-hop songs and videos, contain examples of misogyny.
Philadelphia Tribune — February 4, 2005
Joann Mitchell is profiled as the first African-American to serve as chief of staff at Penn.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 2, 2005
Gary Hack, dean of the School of Design, says gambling companies typically earn half their revenue from non-gambling sources, such as restaurant and retail sales.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 2, 2005
Mark Pauly, professor of health care systems, says the risks of medical problems driving an insured family into bankruptcy are rising.
Business Week — January 31, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, finance professor, says productivity will not be enough to offset the rise in the number of retirees.
U.S. News & World Reports — January 31, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, finance professor, says foreign markets and value stocks that pay dividends are the future for investors.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 31, 2005
Kenneth Shropshire, professor of legal studies, says Philadelphia fan admiration would not be the same if the Eagles had lost the NFC Championship.
Boston Globe — January 31, 2005
Jerome Strauss, director of the Center for Research on Reproduction, says the discovery of the protien Cs is important because it is essential to the male reproductive system.
Record of Bergen County — January 31, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says the key to getting into an Ivy League institution is not just good statistics but also extracurricular activities.
Los Angeles Times — January 28, 2005
Alan Kors, professor of history, says there is a natural and healthy tendency among students to question the piety of their teachers.
Chronicle of Higher Education — January 27, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says Terrell Owens' doctor's first concern is his patients's health, not his patient's job.
Business Week — January 26, 2005
Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies, comments on the ability of the Internet to allow people to receive information of a disaster and respond in real time.
USA Today — January 26, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn does not place strong emphasis on AP scores.
USA Today — January 25, 2005
Olivia Mitchell, director of the Pension Research Council, says the economy cannot support a system that encourages people to retire at 62 and spend the next 40 years idle.
USA Today — January 24, 2005
Scientists from Penn suggest that having an overweight mother can significantly increase a child's chance of becoming overweight by age 6.
New Scientist — January 22, 2005
Robert Kurzban, associate professor of psychology, says most people alter their generosity to fit into society.
Detroit Free Press — January 20, 2005
Ingrid Waldron, biology professor, says testosterone drives men to higher rates of physical activity and aggressiveness, thus contributing to their higher rates of injury mortality.
Washington Post — January 20, 2005
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says a good presidential inauguration displays the principles that will guide the president's decision making.