History

Tuskegee-Penn partnership advances Black preservation

Architecture students at Tuskegee University are studying historic preservation through explorations of buildings on and near the historic HBCU campus, in part through a collaboration with the Weitzman School of Design.

From the Weitzman School of Design

The television and the President

On Oct. 5 1947, Harry Truman delivered the first televised presidential speech. Communications expert David Eisenhower looks at the history of politics and media and the significance of this moment 75 years later.  

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Affirmative action is about diversity. But campuses won’t allow diverse opinions about it

In an Op-Ed, Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education urges universities to encourage open and honest dialogues about affirmative action.

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Education Week

Is a comprehensive U.S. history course still possible? Scholars weigh in

On a panel, Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the stark difference in narratives between American and African American history can raise significant societal questions for students.

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Reuters

A year after trading scandal, Fed is again under ethics spotlight

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School comments on the lax oversight of regional Fed banks, while Kaleb Nygaard of the School of Arts & Sciences notes the strides made by the Federal Reserve in tightening ethical standards.

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Axios

The push to protect ancient trees—and the knowledge they contain

Jared Farmer of the School of Arts & Sciences chronicles the background and science behind ancient trees in his new book, “Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees.”

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Forbes

Book review: Elderflora: A modern history of ancient trees

A book review examines “Elderflora,” the new book on Earth’s oldest living trees by Jared Farmer of the School of Arts & Sciences.

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Chicago Tribune

Jed Esty: Liz Truss’ stormy reign has lessons for the U.S. on how not to be an aging superpower

In an Op-Ed, Jed Esty of the School of Arts & Sciences examines how the U.K.’s “aging superpower syndrome” is already beginning to fossilize American political culture.

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