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

'Intern Nation'

April 15, 2011

The debate over unpaid internships is complex. Students want the experience, but not all can afford it, especially when they’re required to pay for the (sometimes mandatory) corresponding academic credit. Colleges want to graduate seasoned workers who've had myriad internship opportunities, but can’t always tell which internships are legitimate and don’t want to scare off potential employers by cracking down on what they offer. Well-meaning businesses want productive interns, but many say they can’t afford to pay them anymore.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Ready or Not

April 14, 2011
Article Source: New York Times

NAACP Blasts U.S. Trend for Spending More on Incarceration Than Education

April 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter and Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice advocate for education as a key factor in reducing the incarceration rate.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Telling a Better Story About HBCUs

April 13, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective of improving the perception of historically black colleges and universities.

Universities Step Up Pitches to Admitted Students as Acceptance Date Nears

April 12, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions suggests that enrollment decisions are delayed because students have more choices.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

From Kindergarten to the Boardroom: The Top Priorities

April 11, 2011

President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Global Colloquium of University Presidents

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.


F-Bombs and ‘Jorts’: 9 Craziest College Rejections Reasons

April 6, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the most selective college admission season on record.

Article Source: The Daily Beast/Newsweek

Ase: College Kids Remind Us That We Are All Educators

April 5, 2011

Chaplain Charles Howard reflects on the significance of the Ase Saturday Academy.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 6, 2011

James Martin to Deliver Penn’s 2011 Baccalaureate Address

PHILADELPHIA — The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, author and culture editor of America, a national Catholic magazine, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2011 Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 15, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

Two ceremonies will be held, one at 1:30 p.m. for graduates whose last names begin with A through K and another at 3 p.m. for the L-Z graduates.