Audio: Why Students Drop Out of College & What Can Be Done to Help Them Graduate

May 15, 2012

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education joins the discussion about the decrease in U.S. college graduation rates and how to keep students in school.

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Commencement 2012

Gray skies and a light sprinkle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as 5,858 graduates made their way to Franklin Field for Penn’s 256th Commencement on May 14.

University Chaplain Charles L. Howard urged the Class of 2012 to offer thanks to their parents and other loved ones and to the faculty, staff and administration that helped them achieve their goals.

How HBCUs Can Increase Alumni Donation Rates

May 9, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for her views on fundraising for HBCUs.

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Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642 May 10, 2012

Georgia Higher Education Policies Hurt Blacks, Hispanics and Poor, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Georgia’s higher education policies are making it harder for black, Hispanic and poor Georgians to get a college education, according to a new report released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Research on Higher Education.

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

May 8, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education is cited for his research about science teacher retention.

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Teaching and Faculty-Student Relationships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

May 8, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on teaching and engagement between faculty and students at HBCUs.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Shame on Those Who Tolerate and Perpetrate Hazing

May 6, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her views on hazing.

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Media Contact:Stephen J. MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722May 8, 2012

Penn Trustees to Extend President Gutmann’s Contract

PHILADELPHIA -- The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania will extend the contract of President Amy Gutmann for five additional years beyond its current expiration date. 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 7, 2012

An Attack on Black Studies and Black Scholars

May 4, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her views on a blogger’s attack on black scholars and their research.