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Talking admissions with Whitney Soule

As vice provost and dean of admissions, Soule is challenged daily with thinking strategically about undergraduate enrollment at Penn—from recruitment to application processes and all that goes into admitting a class, to how financial aid and retention fits into the mix.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly hosts a robot lollapalooza, attracting 4,500 roboticists and showing off devices that fly, swim, and enter the body

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on the International Conference on Robotics and Automation and how robotics has become a fundamental discipline in engineering education.

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The New York Times

We can’t even agree on what is tearing us apart

Yphtach Lelkes of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted on the evidence that public opinion is now collapsing onto one dimension.

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Voice of America

Controversial Russian opera star takes stage in Paris

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences does not support a blanket boycott of Russian artists.

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Oprah Daily

A cemetery in Minneapolis pays tribute to thousands of Black victims of police violence

School of Arts & Sciences graduates Connor Wright and Anna Barber are quoted on their art installation in response to police violence and their work to make it permanent.

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Billy Penn

No pressure: PA’s Josh Shapiro is being painted as the potential savior of democracy

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences  says that the Pennsylvania governor’s race is not politics as usual.

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TechiLive

Bystander CPR more likely in states requiring teen training

Victoria Vetter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how state laws mandating CPR training in high schools were associated with a higher likelihood of bystander CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Marketplace (NPR)

Reading the Federal Reserve minutes can feel like hours, but Fed watchers still pore over them

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School says that Federal Reserve meeting minutes are deliberately written in code.

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Marketplace (NPR)

Evusheld offers vulnerable Americans protection from COVID. But getting it has been complicated

Aimee Payne of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the decision to get a COVID vaccine amongst patients with rare autoimmune diseases.

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Reuters

Fact Check-Monkeypox is not the same as AIDS or ‘VAIDS’ caused by the COVID-19 vaccine

Stephen Gluckman& of the Perelman School of Medicine says there is no evidence of immunodeficiency being related to COVID-19 vaccines.

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The New York Times

After stroke, doctors look at Fetterman’s campaign trail prospects

Rajat Deo of the Perelman School of Medicine agreed with the use of defibrillators in the care of Senate nominee John Fetterman and suspects he has a damaged heart.

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