Penn GSE News
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May 13, 2021
The Penn GSE building.

Commencement 2021 brings with it a host of honors, recognitions, and awards.

Penn GSE News
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May 11, 2021
A scene from Yasmin Kafai’s entry in the National Science Foundation 2021 STEM for All video showcase.

Go vote for teams led by Caroline Ebby and Yasmin Kafai in the Public Choice competition.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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May 11, 2021
, WHYY

Murals honoring Black activists now wrap the Municipal Services Building

Krystal Strong is featured in one of the two new murals along the sides of the Municipal Services Building, across from Philadelphia’s City Hall. They honor Black activists of the past year, as well as the past several decades.

Penn GSE News
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April 30, 2021
Ed Brockenbrough

‘To have young people who are taking center stage in the realms that other young people are really sort of using to explore their identity is crucial,’ Ed Brockenbrough recently told USA Today.

Karen Weaver, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 30, 2021
, Forbes

A state higher education system struggles to create a new template for college athletics

Karen Weaver wrote about how the merging of six of Pennsylvania’s state colleges will affect student athletes.

Press Releases
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April 30, 2021
Dean Pam Grossman and Patrick Sexton are available for comment.
Press Releases
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April 28, 2021
Laura Perna says plan would create meaningful changes for families. Jalil Mustaffa Bishop says the bill should be bigger.
Ryan S. Baker, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 23, 2021
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple’s business school sees virtual reality as future of online learning

Ryan Baker is quoted on how the pandemic has necessitated innovation in remote learning, noting that, “There’s been a move to using high-quality interactive online learning environments.”

Ariane Thomas, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 21, 2021
, WHYY

Anger, anxiety, stress, relief: Therapists say it’s OK for Black people to feel it all

"It’s going to be a sort of an identifier for folks who lived through this, and we don’t really know what the mental health impacts are on us,” Ariane Thomas said.

Joni Finney, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 21, 2021
, Chronicle of Higher Education

A system leader sells his vision for remaking public higher ed

Joni Finney is quoted on the effectiveness of the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. 

Penn GSE News
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April 20, 2021
Marcus Wright, a doctoral student in higher education, found that when colleges had to talk about COVID-19, they rarely prioritized first-generation students.

Marcus Wright, a doctoral student in higher education, found that when colleges had to talk about COVID-19, they rarely prioritized first-generation students.

Krystal Strong, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 20, 2021
, Philadelphia Inquirer

Relief, calm, and a sense that ‘justice was served’ as Philadelphia watches Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Krystal Strong is quoted on justice that was not obtained in the verdict of the George Floyd murder trial. 

Laura W. Perna, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 13, 2021
, Strada Education Network

How to improve value of higher ed? Increase career support.

Laura Perna pointed to equity gaps in labor market returns for people who hold the same type of college credential, noting that the risk of taking out a loan to attend college isn’t distributed equally in society.

Penn GSE News
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April 9, 2021
Vivian Gadsden

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Yasmin Kafai will also lead sessions at AERA’s annual meeting.

Penn GSE News
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April 8, 2021
Katie Barghaus

‘It’s kind of like one lever that has a lot of dominoes fall into place once it’s pulled,’ says Katie Barghaus.

Howard C. Stevenson, Penn GSE
In the Media
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April 6, 2021
, Vox

Trial by trauma

"For so many Black families who experience this, the hardest part is about getting people to believe it happened and care." — Howard Stevenson

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