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Debate as social empowerment

From debating a team in an upstate New York prison to helping the formerly incarcerated in Philadelphia, the Penn Debate Society sees debate as a tool to help others help themselves

Kristen de Groot

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Penn Law to remove name of controversial Supreme Court justice from building

Penn Carey Law will remove from a campus building  the name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote an 1857 majority opinion upholding slavery.

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Chicago Business

These MBA programs offer the best return on investment now

MBA alumni of the Wharton School have the highest earnings net of debt payments two years after graduation.

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The New York Times

The foods that keep you hydrated

Dan Negoianu of the Perelman School of Medicine says there’s really no data behind the eight-glasses-of-water-a-day advice.

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Nature

How to make spatial maps of gene activity—down to the cellular level

Mingyao Li of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how imaging data can also be a powerful asset for cellular deconvolution.

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The New York Times

The many uses of CRISPR: Scientists tell all

Carl June and Ed Stadtmauer comment on the last decade’s revolution in the treatment of diseases.

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Vox.com

The coming legal battles of post-Roe America

Seth Kreimer of Penn Carey Law argues that extraterritorial prosecution of abortion would likely be illegal under the Constitution.

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The Hill

Experts see risk with little upside in Biden’s gas tax break

Penn Wharton Budget Model indicates that a gas tax suspension from July to September would only mean a per capita spending reduction of $4.79 to $14.31, depending on location, but would reduce overall government revenues by about $6 billion.

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Associated Press

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that lawmakers staying silent is a rare sight in Congress.

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AP News

U.S. grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on “bivalent” shots—a combination of the original vaccine plus omicron protection.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Humans are back to work and social events. Their pups are getting anxious

Carlo Siracusa of the School of Veterinary Medicine gives tips on at-home behavior work to do with dogs who are anxious.

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