Education, Business, & Law

It's A Small World After All: NanoDay 2007 @ Penn

WHO: Faculty from the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania sponsor a day of nanotechnology education and outreach for the Penn community, as well as regional high schools and neighbors.  

Jordan Reese

Statement on Citibank Loan Program

The University of Pennsylvania has agreed to modify one of its student loan programs, which is offered by Citibank, in response to a recent inquiry made to the University by the New York Attorney General. Penn will reimburse all participants who borrowed from the Penn CitiAssist program for fees paid by Citibank to the University.

Grand Opening Planned Dec. 5 for 'The Hub,' Mixed-Use Building at 40th and Chestnut Streets

WHAT:  A grand opening event, celebrating the completion of The Hub, a nine-story, 100-unit residential-retail complex at 40th and Chestnut streets in University City, constructed by Teres Holdings, LLC, of PhiladelphiaWHERE:  The second floor of The Hub, 3935 Chestnut St., PhiladelphiaWHEN:  5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5WHO:  Featured speakers will include:

Julie McWilliams



In the News


CNN

High ground, high prices

Benjamin Keys of the Wharton School spoke about climate gentrification, in which higher-ground neighborhoods will become more desirable due to rising sea levels. “You don’t need to see bars opening up with bartenders wearing suspenders and handlebar mustaches to be seeing gentrification,” he said.

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Los Angeles Times

Privacy or planet—The tough choice of doing away with paper receipts

John Zhang of the Wharton School said that for businesses, digital receipts are “a cheap way to get your email address and to build their database to track your shopping habits. As a result, firms can do all kinds of targeted promotions on the cheap, and you will receive all kinds of junk emails.”

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NBC News

Schools face a substitute teacher crisis. These districts are getting creative to fix it

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences commented on how some states and school districts have lessened requirements for substitute teachers in order to meet demand. "When there's difficulty filling classrooms, often the reaction is let's lower the bar, let's widen the gate," he said. "That's disastrous to do that. Basically, you're sacrificing qualifications because you think it's an emergency."

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The New York Times

Where have all the houses gone?

Benjamin Keys of the Wharton School spoke about the pandemic’s impact on the housing market. “The supply side is really tricky,” he said. “Who wants to sell a house in the middle of a pandemic? That’s what I keep coming back to. Is this a time you want to open your house up to people walking through it? No, of course not.”

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MarketWatch

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Atul Gupta of the Wharton School co-led a study that explored how private equity investments affect nursing home patients. It revealed a 10% increase in mortality for Medicare patients in such facilities.

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