In 1915, the University of Pennsylvania's Trustees fired economist Scott Nearing in retaliation for his activism in the campaign against child labor. Nearing's termination sparked a national debate and helped to rewrite the history of academic freedom in America.
Michael Platt of the Perelman School of Medicine, the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the potential benefits of transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about intelligence research.
The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.
One senior at the University of Pennsylvania is working to improve history.
Melissa Wilde of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for her 60-second lecture on how the pope matters.
Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on how black Catholics can relate to Pope Francis’ messages on “justice, poverty and liberation.”
Knowledge Gaps at PennApps: Why Everyone Should Strive to Feel Completely Inept Every Once in a While
Undergraduate Niyathi Chakrapani of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the knowledge gap at college hackathon events between those who participate and those who have no prior knowledge of computer science.