The struggle for equality in antebellum America

A new article tells the story of Robert Purvis, a Black Philadelphian and abolitionist whose quest to secure a passport reflects the lives of other free Black people in the decades leading up to the American Civil War.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center

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

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The New York Review of Books

Trees in themselves

“Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees,” a new book by Jared Farmer of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why were young women poisoned in Iran?

In an Op-Ed, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet of the School of Arts & Sciences says that recent attacks on Iranian women at schools represent a targeted campaign to enforce a new mode of gender segregation and political deprivation.


The New Yorker

Biomilq and the new science of artificial breast milk

Jessica Martucci of the School of Arts & Sciences says that historical imperatives endorsed by health authorities rarely translated into meaningful support for women interested in breast-feeding.



Analysis: With record diversity on their boards, Fed bank chiefs see lower chances of policy error

Kaleb Nygaard of the School of Arts & Sciences says that a diverse slate of directors increases the odds that the Federal Reserve will be more in touch with what’s happening on the ground.


The Hill

Greene stirs up political storm with ‘national divorce’ comments

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences says that there have always been extremists in Congress, but that it’s new for such a person to be embraced by party leadership.



Rosenwald: Why Fox News knowingly aired falsehoods

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Fox News knowingly promoted false claims about the 2020 election out of concern over losing their audience.