Higher Education

A legacy of leadership

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn’s Graduate School of Education through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A plan to overhaul Pa.’s higher education landscape is a long time coming, but questions remain

Joni E. Finney of the Graduate School of Education says that Gov. Josh Shapiro’s efforts to tackle higher education reform in Pennsylvania are an accomplishment but fail to address the problem with Penn State’s Commonwealth campuses.

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Nature

How to depolarize your students

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says that faculty members and academic leaders can promote depolarization by encouraging constructive dialogue in and out of class, cultivating viewpoint diversity within boundaries and expanding civic spaces.

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Baltimore Sun

What did I get from affirmative action? Three Ivy League degrees and another underway

In an Op-Ed, Wharton School doctoral student and Penn Carey Law student Olamide Dozier-Williams says that his academic journey reflects the value and educational equity once provided by affirmative action.

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The Hill

College enrollment could take a big hit in 2025. Here’s why

Peter Eckel of the Graduate School of Education says that demographics is destiny when it comes to the future decline in the traditional college-age population.

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WVPB (Charleston, West Virginia)

Us & Them: Diminished trust in science

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education says that skepticism about science is almost built into the DNA of the U.S., in part because of its form of government.

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Smithsonian Magazine

The ten best history books of 2023

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education says that America has lost a shared national narrative.

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