Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the student populations of historically black colleges and universities.
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Stephen Morse of the Law School comments on considering individual behavior in criminal court cases.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center joins a discussion about the presidential primary in New York.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed on how minorities can find the right fit for college.
The work of Allan Pack of the Perelman School of Medicine on the impact of sleep deprivation is highlighted.
Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science testifies as a computer security expert about a case between Apple and the FBI.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy is quoted about how tabloids can influence voters.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for researching how “grit” impacts success.
Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors commentary on the losing strategy of Sam Hinkie, former general manager and president of basketball operations of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Adam Finkel of the Law School comments on a soda tax proposal.
Robert Vonderheide and Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted as directors of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
Diane Spatz of the School of Nursing says, “It is almost impossible to access Pasteurized Donor Human Milk, so mothers turn to informal milk sharing or wet-nursing.”
Eve Higginbotham of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about dealing with difficult situations regarding race and diversity.
Elinore Kaufman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about co-authoring a study of the impact of requiring ignition interlocks in cars for DUI offenders.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education encourages students to examine a college’s success at graduating African Americans rather than just the overall graduation rate.
Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School comments on the benefits of surge pricing.
Undergraduate Zoe Blickenderfer of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about physicians “prescribing” children fresh produce which is often supplied by local farmers.
Katlyn Grasso, a recent alum and 2015 President Engagement Prize winner, talks about improving gender equality in the workplace.
Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned as one of the organizers for a technology symposium on haptics. Graduate student Eric Young of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is pictured and quoted.
As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had won admission to all eight Ivy League universities, thousands of people reacted with messages of praise. But when Peter Kang, a high school senior in Chantilly, Va., saw a New York Times article last week about the student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, on his Facebook feed, he grumbled. “This is exactly what is driving down college acceptance rates and making university that much harder to get into,” he wrote on the site, setting off a lively discussion in the comment thread. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/us/common-application-saturates-the-college-admissions-market-critics-say.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1