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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 23, 2007

Police: Penn Student Fired at Apartment, Suspecting 'Spies'

February 1, 2007
Police said the University of Pennsylvania law student, whom they declined to identify pending his arraignment on charges of aggravated assault and other offenses, lived in the same West Philadelphia building as the victims, two graduate students from India studying biomedical engineering at Drexel University.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

India's Knowledge Commission Calls for a Major Overhaul of Higher-Education System

January 16, 2007
India needs to increase its number of universities to 1,500 by 2015, from 350 now, an advisory body said in a report released to the public on Friday. Such an increase is necessary to raise the proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds entering higher-education institutions to at least 15 percent, up from 7 percent now, which is only half the average for Asia, according to the report from the National Knowledge Commission.
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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 12, 2007
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