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University World News

Balancing academic rights and responsibilities

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships wrote about the challenges universities face when balancing academic advancements and social responsibilities. “Higher education institutions would better fulfill their core academic functions, including advancing knowledge, teaching and learning, if they focused on improving conditions in their societies, particularly their local communities,” he argues.


New York Daily News

Dating apps are good for relationships

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School wrote an op-ed about how dating apps can lead to lasting, satisfactory romantic relationships. “This Valentine’s Day, whether you are a user of dating apps or not, you should consider becoming a shareholder,” he wrote.


The Economist

Technology is poised to upend America’s property market

Research by Maisy Wong of the Wharton School finds that real estate brokers tend to direct buyers away from lower-commission properties in order to keep their fees high.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor has a new unit to look at possible wrongful convictions across the state

John Hollway of the Law School weighed in on Pennsylvania’s new Conviction Integrity Unit. “It raises a question about how plausible claims of actual innocence are going to be handled in offices that might only have one, two, or three assistant district attorneys,” he said.


The great extrapolator

Chris Sanchirico of the Law School wrote about the economic statistics cited in President Trump’s State of the Union address.