PHILADELPHIA –- In a new report, “What It Takes to Lead State Agencies: Promising Practices for State Cabinet Secretaries,” Fels Research & Consulting, a division of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, lays out seven core competencies that can help state cabinet sec
PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.
One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the lack of outrage over the city’s murder rate, attributing it to multiple factors such as moral erosion and a lack of community commitment.
As one of 13 U.S. colleges to receive a grant from the Once Upon A Time foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas, Penn students enrolled in a philanthropy class divided up $100,000 among local non-profit organizations. The class is designed to teach students the complexities of philanthropic giving in an urban community.