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The English major’s cheerleader and champion

Bestselling author Jennifer Egan taught an undergraduate literature course in the spring as an English Department artist in residence in the School of Arts & Sciences. A 1985 Penn graduate, she is a passionate advocate for the English major, the humanities, and a liberal arts education.

Louisa Shepard

Our favorite photos of the year

Penn Today’s iconic photos of the 2023-24 academic year highlight the beauty, achievements, innovation, and celebration in the Penn community.

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The New York Times

Eight productivity books time-management experts actually use

Katy Milkman of the Wharton School and Kandi Wiens of the Graduate School of Education recommend books that have helped them in their professional and personal lives.

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Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Native Americans face huge healthcare disparities. Here’s a way to help close the gaps

Lauren Eberly of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine used a proactive telehealth program to improve access to care for Native American communities.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Gwynedd Mercy University cuts staff, restructures academics amid higher ed financial turmoil

While obtaining her doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Education, Julee Gard developed a Financial Viability Index designed for smaller, private, nonprofit colleges.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. colleges are bracing for steep declines in enrollment, tied to the Great Recession of 2008

Julie Wollman of the Graduate School of Education says that most institutions of higher education tend to think they’re the only institution that’s not going to be affected by enrollment problems.

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PBS NewsHour

How Philadelphians are working to protect birds from deadly window collisions

Penn is working to keep birds safe from window collisions, with remarks from university landscape planner Chloe Cerwinka and Zade Dohman, a rising fourth-year in the College of Arts and Sciences from Spearfish, South Dakota.

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The Telegraph

Antibiotics created from extinct species could fight infections

César de la Fuente of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues are using AI algorithms to find antibiotics in extinct animal species.

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The Washington Post

Cat kidney transplants: For some, the pricey procedure is well worth it

The School of Veterinary Medicine is spotlighted as one of only three facilities in the U.S. which offer feline kidney transplants, and Lillian Aronson says that cats are a natural living model of kidney disease.

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ScienceAlert

A quarter of all Americans still believe the biggest vaccine lie

A survey by Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and colleagues finds that a quarter of U.S. adults believe in or are unsure about a false link between autism and the MMR vaccine, which treats measles.

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The Washington Post

Racism can spark depression and anxiety in Black adolescents, study finds

Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education says that scientific studies often influence and inform intervention strategies, including his own as director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative.

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ABC News

Bud Light boycott still hammers local distributors one year later: ‘Very upsetting’

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School says that the enduring impact of the Bud Light boycott defies a decades-long history of largely ineffective consumer boycotts.

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