Penn in the News

Indianapolis Star — March 13, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, says using a computer system to fill perscriptions is helpful but could lead to a variety of errors.
Detroit-Free Press — March 13, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, shares her view of men and women being treated differently in terms of their weight.
Baltimore Sun — March 11, 2005
Jerome Strass, director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, comments on the idea of having more male contraception options available.
Christian Science Monitor — March 11, 2005
Al Filreis, professor of English, says the quality of high school level writing has risen simply because students are writing via text messaging and e-mail.
Boston Globe — March 10, 2005
John Hirshfeld, professor of medicine, says the fear that Plavix would cause excessive bleeding for patients having heart bypass surgery has been proven false.
New York Times — March 10, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says infant euthanasia would not become a norm in the United States because it is not culturally acceptable.
New York Times — March 9, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, is skeptical that using computer systems to store patient records will greatly improve health care.
Seattle Times — March 9, 2005
Daniel Rader, associate professor of medicine, comments on the new finding that higher doses of statins will lower cholesterol dramatically.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 8, 2005
President Amy Gutmann says Philadelphia's rail connection with New York and Washington is an important element in making this region attractive.
New York Times — March 7, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, states that stocks are the best long-term investment but reminds readers that all stocks are not created equal.
Baltimore Sun — March 4, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, feels the way smallpox inoculations policy was initially communicated may negatively affected the programs' implementation and outcome.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 3, 2005
President Amy Gutmann explains that a $10 million anonymous gift is a major step in advancing Penn's goal of hiring faculty with inter-school appointments.
Chronicle of Higher Education — February 25, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, writes that Penn welcomes "young thinkers who can wrestle with ambiguity and confront our increasingly confusing lives head on."
New York Times — February 24, 2005
President Amy Gutmann praises Doug Glanville of the Yankees as an engaged alum helping the University and the community.
USA Today — February 23, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn will use the results from the new writing section while closely evaluating the new SAT.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Robert Chalfin, lecturer in management, suggests small business owners keep updated records and meet with their tax consultants regularly.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says erectile dysfunctional drugs make life more meaningful, which coincides with the fundamental principle of medical ethics, a patient's right to self-determination.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 22, 2005
Ilana Reisner, assistant professor of behavior clinical studies, comments on the world of animal communication, which she views with some skepticism.
Wilmington News Journal — February 22, 2005
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism real estate, says it is small crimes, such as car break-ins, that affect people's preception of a city.
Seattle Times — February 22, 2005
Olivia Mitchell, professor of insurance and risk management, believes baby boomers are going to redefine retirement by continuing to work more often than older people did in the past.