Press Releases

Penn GSE awards recognize Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson

This year’s annual Penn GSE awards recognized Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson for their excellent service.

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New Vice Dean of Development and Alumni Relations believes in Penn GSE’s social impact

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Diagnosis: College costs pushed beyond families’ ability to pay

Policy choices by political and institutional leaders have made college less affordable in all 50 states, with real consequences for American families.

New Director of Admissions sees a Penn GSE education as an investment worth making

Education transformed Kervin Pillot’s life by showing him how he could achieve so much more than his surroundings. Now, as Penn GSE’s Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Pillot wants to pass that lesson along to others.

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Penn GSE rises in education school rankings

[[image|left|width=200|src=/system/files/u73/seal_hr_2016.png]]Penn’s Graduate School of Education has risen to 6th in U.S.

Penn Alexander Robotics Team earns a ticket to international championship

The Penn Alexander Robotics Team is on a mission to reduce waste and improve recycling in their school — and their work earned them a trip to the St. Louis World Festival. The students have raised just over $12,000 through a GoFundMe campaign within 18 days, enough to make the trip.


 

 

 

Harper to debate state of free speech on US campuses

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In the last year, protests have spread on campuses across the country against racial injustice, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, and sexual violence. Are these protestors spurring needed conversations, or are calls for trigger warnings in the classroom suppressing free speech?


 

 

 

Three APHD Gates Scholars aspire to help others

Xavier Brown is a case manager in social work by day, and always dreamed of being a guidance counselor. Samantha Martinez hopes to help victims of abuse. Cherish Williams is studying for her doctorate.

All three came to Penn GSE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development program to care for people and become leaders in education. All three are Gates Millennium Scholars—a highly competitive scholarship that covers unmet financial need for students to attend college and graduate school.


 

 

 

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