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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.
Prameet Kumar | A walking tour of your time at PennPeople are surprised when you tell them you’re in Wharton. You don’t seem the type. There’s definitely a type.
Obama campaign opens field office at 52nd and WalnutThe office, which opened May 2, is Obama’s sixth location in Philadelphia, highlighting the importance of the city in the 2012 presidential race.
Polls see low voter turnout overall, in Penn areaWith no major disputed races on the ballot in yesterday’s Pennsylvania primary, few voters went to the polls on or near campus. VIDEO: Amy Gutmann VotingVIDEO: Word on the WalkGALLERY: 2012 Primary Election VotingINTERACTIVE: 2012 Pennsylvania Primary results
Low voter turnout expected in Pennsylvania primaryWith 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.
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. RELATED: Penn appoints new ‘Penn Integrates Knowledge’ professor
Mitt Romney talks taxes, election at Tea Party eventRomney 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. VIDEO: Mitt Romney at The Franklin Institute
Penn's congressional representative proposed education reform in House in MarchRep. 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.
Penn professors weigh in on constitutionality of healthcare reform's individual mandateWhile the Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, Penn professors are also debating the issue.
Joke Issue: Canada out as Penn looks for new grad speakerBowing to student pressure, the University announced Tuesday that social activist Geoffrey Canada will no longer be this year’s Commencement speaker.
Experts sound off on Ivy League candidate for World Bank headExperts 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.
Exploring Penn's financial contribution to the cityPenn and other major nonprofits, which once made millions of dollars in voluntary payments to Philadelphia, pay nothing today.
Critics respond to dismissal of ghostwriting accusationsSome 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.
Penn raises tuition despite Obama's motion to cut costsIn his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama implored colleges and universities to decrease the cost of getting a degree. INTERACTIVE: Penn total costs 2003-present
Annenberg's 'FlackCheck' attacks deceptive political adsAnnenberg 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.
After decades of decline, HUP autopsy rate stabilizesThe 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.
Huntsman Sr. backs son's campaign through a super PACJon Huntsman Sr.’s financial backing of his son’s presidential bid has laid bare concerns of potential coordination between super PACs and presidential candidates.
Former Penn prof denied lesser sentence in child porn caseScott 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. TIMELINE: Scott Ward child pornography case
Professors take sides on BDS conferenceThe Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference held this weekend exposed a wide gulf of disagreement among Penn professors on opposite sides of the issue. Complete BDS coverage
Romney wins Florida primary with strong student supportMitt 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.
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Press conference audioWe've got audio from a whole slew of people who were at today's press conference introducing Glen Miller as the new Penn men's basketball coach.
Keep this quietToday we launch a new category of posts at the Buzz, as Penn Relays week has arrived. It actually started yesterday, with the men's and women's 20k and 5k runs, and if you really care that much the results are here and here.Of course the big show kicks off at 10 a.m.
Back to realityJust about everything Zachary outlined Penn needed to do in today's baseball game against St. Joseph's happened.
Dunphy's not-so-good recordPenn coach Fran Dunphy set an NCAA record on Friday, just not the kind you want to set.Dunphy became the first coach in Division I basketball history to lose eight straight games in the NCAA Tournament, breaking the mark set by Don Corbett of North Carolina A&T, who amazingly lost seven straight opening or first round games -- in seven straight seasons -- between 1982-1988.Next on the list is another active coach -- Winthrop's Gregg Marshall -- who is 0-6 with the Eagles.Although Dunphy's teams have been no higher than an 11 seed and thus have always been underdogs, the number of upsets in the Tournament dictate that a coach that goes as often as Dunphy does should win eventually.
Roll call of the statesNot a bad year to be in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is doing fairly well so far in the in the tournament with a 4-3 record even though Villanova is the only team from the Keystone State still dancing.
Pre-game photo galleryHere's a look at the goings-on durning yesterday's open practices and media day at the American Airlines Center.Click here for our Media day photo gallery.
Dunphy rumors should stay in PhillyWith yesterday's retirement of long-time Temple coach John Chaney, Penn coach Fran Dunphy's name has been mentioned in several sources as a possible successor.There was even a story in the Albany Times-Union about the possible departure of Penn alum and current Siena coach Fran McAffery to Penn if Dunphy leaves for Temple.After the scene two summers ago where Dunphy was heavily rumored to take over at his alma mater La Salle, and eventually declined, I personally doubt that Dunphy will leave Penn for Temple.
Disappointment with a capital 'D'Here's the scene from tonight's selection show party at World Cafe:Greg Gumbel: ...And on Friday in Dallas, the number two seeded Longhorns will play...[Complete silence]Gumbel: the champions of the Ivy League, the Penn Quakers...[Complete silence][Obligatory applause]OK, so 180-degree turn from last season's "Wow, we could actually play with those guys." This was more of a shock and awe.
Today's the dayA few hours from now, we'll be able to dispatch with all the speculation and wonder surrounding the NCAA slate.
Who to root for (Day 9)It was a good day yesterday for Penn and a great day for Penn's opponents. Quakers opponents Temple, St.
My All-Ivy ballotAnother season of Ancient Eight basketball is in the books. Later this week, the results will be announced from the coaches voting for league honors.
Who to root for (Day 7)Well, last night was not good for Penn's chances of boosting its NCAA Tournament seed. Now, the question is whether Penn will fall to a 15 seed.
A game of real consequencePRINCETON, N.J. -- It's nothing new for Penn and Princeton to be meeting at Jadwin Gym at the end of the basketball season with the Ivy League title in the balance.
Just do itSaint Peter's and Loyola Marymount all lost this evening, the latter of the three coming in excruciating fashion on a missed layup with a second to go.
Who to root for (Day 5)Well, first off, happy 100th post on The Buzz. Now, here's what you need to know about what's going on in conference tournament action and how it impacts Penn's seed in the NCAA Tournament:Penn's projected seed: 14Conference leaders/winners behind Penn in the RPI: 11Penn's RPI ranking: 93rdAmerica East Tournament No.1 Albany and No.
Penn-Brown in-game updatesPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Today is a good day to be traveling with the Penn basketball team. The Ivy title is secured, and the mood is definitely upbeat.
Put it on the boardSo that's the season. Penn squeaks out a win after letting an inspired Yale team get back in it, while Princeton finally gets blown out - something I've been expecting for some time.For the first 30 minutes tonight, Penn looked like the dominant team it has been in this league.
Who to root for (Day 3)Well, Penn is now officially in the NCAA Tournament. Here's who you need to root for if you want the Quakers to boost their seed:Penn's projected seed: 14Penn's RPI ranking: 99thAmerica East Tournament Root for anyone here.
Anything but Uniform: La SalleAnd 1 must love tonight's matchup -- both Penn and La Salle wear And 1 uniforms, which are nearly identical styles except for one major difference.Penn's uniforms have two-color piping. This same style extends to the colored uniforms as well.