Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Two Penn juniors named Truman Scholars

Two juniors, Annah Chollet and Camilo Duran, have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in public service.

Louisa Shepard , Aaron Olson

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

A 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Penn

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton from St. Louis been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work.

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In the News


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.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Repairing all the homes in the Philly area would cost at least $3.7 billion

Jamaal W. Green of the Weitzman School of Design says that Philadelphia’s combination of high homeownership rates, entrenched poverty, and poor homeowners is a recipe for deferred maintenance.

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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.

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Nature

China is mobilizing science to spur development—and self-reliance

Scott Moore of Penn Global says that there are hints that President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders aren’t satisfied with the pace of research progress.

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The Wall Street Journal

What do we actually know about COVID-19? Not enough

A January survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center suggests that more than half of people have returned to pre-pandemic life.

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