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The New York Times

How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Daniel Hopkins was cited for his book, “The Increasingly United States,” which proposed that contemporary American politics are more focused on “the spectacle far away” in Washington than on local issues.

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The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Looks to Superforecasting to Predict the Financial Future

The Wharton School’s Philip Tetlock helped to create Good Judgment Inc., a forecaster that measures the likelihood of global events in order to predict changes in the economy.

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The New York Times

Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences provided statistics on amendments to prosecution deadlines for victims of child sexual abuse and assault.

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NPR

Audio: What We Can Learn from Ghana's Obsession With Preschool

Sharon Wolf of the Graduate School of Education spoke about her work with the Ghanaian government to revamp schools in the capital city of Accra.

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PhillyVoice

When to See the Doctor When You’re Traveling, and When to Suck It Up

Penn Global’s Erica Sebastian advised travelers to factor in a visit to the doctor when planning a trip, especially “if you have a chronic health condition.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

Penn Law alum and former Pa. Governor Edward Rendell announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis with support from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Matthew Stern, director emeritus of Penn’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman discussed the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

South Street Curfew Criminalizes Normal Youth Behavior

Lelabari Giwa of the Law School weighed in on a South Street corridor curfew, which she believes “unfairly targets and disparately impacts young people of color from poor families.”

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Nature

Microsoft’s Purchase of GitHub Leaves Some Scientists Uneasy

Post-doc Daniel Himmelstein of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed problematic elements of GitHub’s model. “Regardless of the Microsoft acquisition, GitHub, as a centralized and closed company, possesses a dangerous level of control over the open-source ecosystem,” said Himmelstein.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

After Trump G-7 Blast, Tension Hangs Over July NATO Meeting, Efforts to Deter Russia

Perry World House Fellow Derek Chollet and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Mitchell Orenstein offered commentary on the Trump administration’s relationships with U.S. allies.

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