President Amy Gutmann suggests that universities be sure that rigorous introductory courses for science and mathmatics are useful.
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Chronicle of Higher Education — April 20, 2005
Washington Post — April 18, 2005
Bridgitte Madrian, professor of business and public policy, says people prefer to have trained professionals make their investment and other financial decisions.
Boston Globe — April 13, 2005
Katrina Armstrong, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology, comments on her research showing a drastic decrease in the number of black women seeking genetic counseling.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 12, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn will wait to see how the SAT scores pan out.
New York Times — April 12, 2005
David Dinges, professor of psychology, comments on the new devices allowing travelers to rest between flights.
Chicago Tribune — April 8, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, calls for the implementation of age restrictions for childbearing assistance.
Seattle Times — April 8, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, says it is rational to keep Celebrex on the market while removing Bextra.
New York Times — April 8, 2005
David Sarwer, assistant professor of psychology, says most people seeking extreme cosmetic surgery should seek psychological counseling first.
Detroit Free Press — April 7, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, says stressing the importance of marriage and stability to low-income young adults will help decrease poverty, crime and drug abuse.
USA Today — April 5, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says a major obesity-prevention public health campaign is needed.
Los Angeles Times — April 5, 2005
Marc Sageman, professor of psychology, comments on the very young ages at which people are joining terrorist organizations.
New York Times — March 29, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, prior to the Terri Schiavo case, having a living will was important, but now it is essential.
Associated Press — March 28, 2005
David Rudovsky, professor of law, suggests the prosecutors might be using the death sentence as a bargaining chip for plea negotiations.
Baltimore Sun — March 27, 2005
Nicholas Gonatas, professor of pathology, says damage and scarring to the brain happen within hours of depriving it of oxygen, blood and glucose.
Baltimore Sun — March 27, 2005
Kathryn Edin, associate professor of sociology, writes about her study of low-income mothers who do not marry.
Washington Times — March 25, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, associated professor of law, says redistricting in Texas is setting a precedent that other states are willing to follow.
Houston Chronicle — March 24, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, comments on pro-life protestors in the Terri Schiavo case and on the lack of insurance for thousands of children.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 24, 2005
Stephen Gale, associate professor of political science, explains that, before Pennsylvania can be considered vulnerable to bioterrorism, it must first identify a terrorist threat.
Washington Post — March 24, 2005
Mark Pauly, professor of health care economics, feels tax subsidies for health insurance coverage should be limited and combined with a new refundable credit to help uninsured buy coverage.
Associated Press — March 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, chairman of the Center for Bioethics, says physicians in Congress are mixing medicine with politics in the debate over Terri Schiavo.