WHO: Justin McDaniel
The question caused consternation.
Several decades ago when Peter Conn and his wife filled out paperwork to adopt a baby girl from Korea, one of the questions on a state government form was about the number and names of their “natural” children.
In an environment of high achievers, University of Pennsylvania students can be so intensely focused on achieving excellence in everything they do that they don’t realize that their mental health also needs some attention.
A new study by University of Pennsylvania linguists shows that the Philadelphia accent has changed in the last century. The traditional Southern inflections associated with Philadelphia native-born speakers are increasingly being displaced by Northern influences.
Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4. In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites.
Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood.