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Prameet Kumar | ‘Shutting down the debate’

I’d encourage Loomba to reread her own words and to extend her embrace of “rigorous intellectual exchange” to a more recent hot-button international political issue: the invitation offered to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be the keynote speaker for this year’s Wharton India Economic Forum.

March 10, 2013

Prameet Kumar | A walking tour of your time at Penn

People are surprised when you tell them you’re in Wharton. You don’t seem the type. There’s definitely a type.

May 11, 2012

Obama campaign opens field office at 52nd and Walnut

The office, which opened May 2, is Obama’s sixth location in Philadelphia, highlighting the importance of the city in the 2012 presidential race.

May 10, 2012

Polls see low voter turnout overall, in Penn area

With no major disputed races on the ballot in yesterday’s Pennsylvania primary, few voters went to the polls on or near campus.

April 25, 2012

Low voter turnout expected in Pennsylvania primary

With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum out of the Republican race, there is little doubt that the general election will be fought between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

April 23, 2012

Faculty find faults with 'Penn Integrates Knowledge'

John Detre, the director of the Center for Functional Neuroimaging, criticized the extent of resources tied exclusively to recruitment that cannot be tapped into by existing faculty.

April 17, 2012

Mitt Romney talks taxes, election at Tea Party event

Romney spoke of the need to lower taxes to several hundred members of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the largest Tea Party group in the tri-state area.

April 17, 2012

Penn's congressional representative proposed education reform in House in March

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), who represents the second congressional district, which includes Penn, introduced the American Dream Accounts Act of 2012 in the House of Representatives last month.

April 10, 2012

Penn professors weigh in on constitutionality of healthcare reform's individual mandate

While the Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, Penn professors are also debating the issue.

April 4, 2012

Joke Issue: Canada out as Penn looks for new grad speaker

Bowing to student pressure, the University announced Tuesday that social activist Geoffrey Canada will no longer be this year’s Commencement speaker.

April 3, 2012

Experts sound off on Ivy League candidate for World Bank head

Experts say Kim — a physician and co-founder of the nonprofit Partners in Health — would bring a major change to the banking institution, which has historically been led by economists and government officials.

March 29, 2012

Exploring Penn's financial contribution to the city

Penn and other major nonprofits, which once made millions of dollars in voluntary payments to Philadelphia, pay nothing today.

March 27, 2012

Critics respond to dismissal of ghostwriting accusations

Some bioethics experts are criticizing Penn’s dismissal of the research misconduct charges levied by a psychiatry professor against two of his colleagues in the department.

March 11, 2012

Penn raises tuition despite Obama's motion to cut costs

In his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama implored colleges and universities to decrease the cost of getting a degree.

February 27, 2012

Annenberg's 'FlackCheck' attacks deceptive political ads

Annenberg Public Policy Center Kathleen Hall Jamieson — along with FlackCheck.org, run by the APPC as a sister site of Annenberg’s popular FactCheck.org — is on a crusade to prevent deceptive political ads from being aired.

February 21, 2012

After decades of decline, HUP autopsy rate stabilizes

The decline in autopsies at HUP mirrors a drop in autopsy rates across the nation, although academic hospitals have fared better than their non-academic counterparts.

February 15, 2012

Huntsman Sr. backs son's campaign through a super PAC

Jon Huntsman Sr.’s financial backing of his son’s presidential bid has laid bare concerns of potential coordination between super PACs and presidential candidates.

February 14, 2012

Former Penn prof denied lesser sentence in child porn case

Scott Ward, the former Wharton professor of Marketing currently serving time for transporting child pornography, had his request for a reduced sentence denied late last month. Ward was sentenced in 2009 to 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2012

Professors take sides on BDS conference

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference held this weekend exposed a wide gulf of disagreement among Penn professors on opposite sides of the issue.

February 5, 2012

Romney wins Florida primary with strong student support

Mitt Romney coasted to a victory in the Florida primary yesterday, reclaiming his title as the frontrunner of the Republican presidential race. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, received more votes than his two closest competitors — former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen.

January 31, 2012

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