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.
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.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions suggests that enrollment decisions are delayed because students have more choices.
President Amy Gutmann offers recommendations on improving education.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the most selective college admission season on record.
Chaplain Charles Howard reflects on the significance of the Ase Saturday Academy.
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.