Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

Higher Power

October 13, 2010

Dreamed up by Yale University students in a college apartment, a company called Higher One has spent the last decade gaining a unique foothold in academe. Despite some student complaints about its fees, Higher One is now the go-to distributor of financial aid reimbursements for many institutions across the country. But the company has not earned its market share without raising questions.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

M.I.T.’s Makeover for the 21st Century

October 12, 2010

Not so long ago, the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was a hodgepodge of bunkerlike academic buildings, converted World War I-era factories, parking lots and even an occasional Quonset hut.

Article Source: New York Times

Considering Grad School? Advice in a Flat Job Market

October 12, 2010

The Law School receives the top spot in a "Best Career Prospects" list.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 13, 2010

Penn GSE Student Earns Social Entrepreneurship Award

            PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

More Non-Black Students Attending Historically Black Colleges

October 5, 2010

Trish Williams, dean of the W.E.B.

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Innovative Curricula at HBCUs: Goats, Fish and Farmer’s Markets

October 5, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses curricula at historically black colleges and universities.

False Comparisons: the Plight of Historically Black Colleges?

October 4, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog on the public discourse surrounding historically black colleges and universities.

Some Bucks Parents Fight Schools' Use of R-Rated Films

October 5, 2010

Daniel Romer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on a controversy involving the teaching of R-rated films in high schools.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

World Is Full of Darkness, Reflected in the Physiology of the Human Retina, Penn Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us. 

Donors May Balk at College Giving, if Fisk Prevails With Art Sale

September 29, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses Fisk University’s proposed art sale and is cited for co-authoring “Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education.”