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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 14, 2012

New Financial Aid Director Explains Penn’s No-loan Aid Program for Undergraduates

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.

Health Care Reform a Certainty Now, but Details Uncertain

November 11, 2012

Daniel Polsky of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses health-care reform.

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The Device That Saves Lives, but Can Be Hard to Find

November 12, 2012

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jennifer Yuan of Information Systems and Computing comment on accessing automated external defibrillators.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 13, 2012

Penn World Scholar Student Continues Life of Public Service That Began in Egypt

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.”

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194November 9, 2012

As a New Teacher, Penn Alumna Cindy Nicoletti Pays Forward the Gift of Education

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.”

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Must Embrace Diversity

November 8, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her opinion about the importance of HBCUs and diversity.

Following Election, Advocates Antsy for Medicaid Decision

November 8, 2012

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on states opting to expand Medicaid.

Article Source: Newsworks

Video: The Right Medicine for Obamacare

November 8, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School talks about how the election changed the health-care industry.

Article Source: CNBC

Long-term Care and Dignified Voting

November 5, 2012

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an op-ed about long-term-care facilities and voting.

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Elite Education for the Masses

November 3, 2012

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the “unexpected intimacy” of the large online classes offered via Coursera.

Article Source: Washinton Post