Joel Carstens, university director of financial aid at the University of Pennsylvania, may be new to campus, but he’s no stranger to the Ivy League and the financial-aid challenges of its schools and students.
Daniel Polsky of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses health-care reform.
Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jennifer Yuan of Information Systems and Computing comment on accessing automated external defibrillators.
Applying to colleges is a hard enough task, but it was made even more difficult for Diana Gonimah when the political turmoil of Arab Spring in her home country, Egypt, briefly shut down communication with the outside world. Her high school closed for 20 days and she was barely able to call admissions officers in the U.S. to say, “Sorry, I can’t send my transcript for another month.”
Cindy Nicoletti, a 2011 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of those lucky people who has known since childhood what she wanted to do with her life.
“I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “That was my main focus, ever since second grade.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her opinion about the importance of HBCUs and diversity.
David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on states opting to expand Medicaid.