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Professors and students weigh in on $2 million study of Philadelphia-Pittsburgh hyperloop

(04/26/19 2:11am)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a $2 million study this March on the feasibility of a hyperloop between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which would theoretically cut travel time between the cities to under 30 minutes. While Penn students from Pittsburgh said the hyperloop would provide a much-needed faster travel option, professors expressed skepticism over the necessity of the hyperloop.

Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan talks trade war, federal deficit, and the Swedish economy

(04/11/19 3:58am)

In a packed auditorium in Perry World House, students and faculty gathered to hear former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan speak about pressing economic issues the country is facing. During the hour-long talk, Greenspan addressed a range of topics, including the ongoing trade war with China and America’s mounting federal deficits.

Activists call for sustainable Asian American Studies programs at intercollegiate summit

(03/25/19 2:26am)

Students and faculty from universities across the East Coast gathered on Penn's campus for the "State of Asian American Studies Summit." The day-long conference was dedicated to building intercollegiate networks, sharing resources, and advocating for academic programs focused on the experiences of Asian American people.

To improve diversity in math, this Penn program helps underrepresented students get Ph.D.s

(03/19/19 1:40am)

Mathematics has traditionally faced issues of inclusivity — according to a recent New York Times report, there are only “perhaps a dozen black mathematicians among nearly 2,000 tenured faculty members in the nation’s top 50 math departments.” Now, a Penn program aims to change this statistic.