Penn GSE In the Media

The Washington Post | March 28, 2017

"The sullied relationships between boards and presidents must improve to sustain historically black colleges and empower African-American students," writes Marybeth Gasman.


Inside Higher Ed | March 24, 2017

Most trustees come to the board table with no clue about what to expect. Cathy Trower and Penn AHEAD's Peter Eckel examine the individual competencies they should have to improve how the board governs.


The Hechinger Report | March 23, 2017

Laura Perna's work on College Promise programs is cited in this report on the rise of free-tuition program in many U.S. states.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education | March 21, 2017

“Empowering LGBTQ members of the African-American community is essential to ensuring that all students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environments,” said Marybeth Gasman.


The Huffington Post | March 19, 2017

Marybeth Gasman and Tyler Hallmark penned this op-ed on measures that prevent students from voting.


NPR | March 15, 2017

Appearing on NPR's Code Switch, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed how fictional characters of color rarely get a full story, or a happy ending.


The Washington Post | March 2, 2017

The 2016 election provided plenty of evidence that Twitter has changed public dialogue. Jonathan Supovitz and a team of researchers analyzed more than a million tweets about the Common Core. Supovitz found interest groups harnessing Twitter in new, not always obvious ways to make their voice heard. “I think it has huge influence,” Supovitz said. “It’s a harbinger, right? This is the future.”

Los Angeles Times | March 1, 2017

Marybeth Gasman calls Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial statement about HBCUs "inaccurate and whitewashing of U.S. history.


The Hill | March 1, 2017

Marybeth Gasman pens an op-ed in response to Education Secretary DeVos's highly controversial comments about HBCUs.

Inside Higher Ed | February 28, 2017

Marybeth Gasman reacts to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's issued statement about HBCUs, which has angered many advocates for historically black colleges.


The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 24, 2017

Jonathan Zimmerman writes about the recent passing of Harold Wechsler and the history of selective college admissions based on factors of race and ethnicity.


Higher Education Today | February 23, 2017

In a post in Higher Education Today, Laura Perna and doctoral student, Elaine Leigh, talk about the potential of college promise programs to increase higher education attainment and close persisting gaps.


The Philadelphia Inquirer | February 23, 2017

“It is actually a form of racism to argue that we should just expect less of people of color – that we shouldn’t challenge them or have the same level of expectations that we have for suburban youth, which is code for 'white,'" says Shaun Harper, responding to a Pennsylvania state senator comments.


The Hill | February 22, 2017

Recent state funding cuts to higher education puts greater financial strain on schools enrolling the biggest portion of college students: community colleges and minority serving institutions (MSIs), writes Marybeth Gasman.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | February 21, 2017

In this op-ed, Larry McDaniel, Jr., a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education student, comments on the UC Berkeley riots and a previous op-ed by Jonathan Zimmerman.


The Economist | February 16, 2017

Historically black colleges and universities are becoming more appealing to some Latino students, says Marybeth Gasman. 

The Diamondback | February 16, 2017

Jonathan Zimmerman, who was the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland's education college's Graduate Student Organization, discusses Betsy DeVos, charters schools, and school vouchers.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education | February 14, 2017

Marybeth Gasman says the Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Penn GSE welcome former president of Florida A&M University, Elmira Mangum, whose leadership experience will help provide a better understanding of the issues HBCUs face.

Chicago Tribune | February 13, 2017

"[Illinois needs to] create a governing structure more responsive to public needs," says Joni Finney. "That's what the state doesn't have right."


The Philadelphia Inquirer | February 10, 2017

"Many of the same skills that you find in great teachers are the same skills you find in entrepreneurs," says Bobbi Kurshan. "Both fields require a level of comfort with change, a passion to change the world, and quick adaptation to new challenges."


Civil Beat | February 9, 2017

Joni Finney's research is having a direct impact on policy. Hawaii's legislature advances a bill citing her report.


The Root | February 7, 2017

"Much of what Trump says advances racist narratives about us and communities in which we live. His assumptions are surely based on stereotypes and incomplete facts," writes Shaun Harper.


Child & Family Blog | February 6, 2017

Individualist values from Europe and the US are transforming parenting globally, but East Asian values are also migrating the other way, says Xinyin Chen.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | February 5, 2017

Marybeth Gasman comments on the political and economic hurdles HBCU presidents face.


The Philadelphia Tribune | February 4, 2017

“A merger will not uphold the history, legacy and personality of an HBCU if it becomes mainstreamed and whitewashed," said Marybeth Gasman, referring to the risks of HBCUs merging with predominately white colleges.


CQ Researcher | February 3, 2017

Michael Johanek talks about the roots of American civic engagement. 


The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 3, 2017

"It’s ridiculous and frightening for the president to be threatening to withhold money based on his perception of what’s happening with free speech on campus," said Jonathan Zimmerman.


The New York Times | February 2, 2017

In this interview, Shaun Harper discusses racism at universities and what universities need to do to combat it. 


Philadelphia Inquirer | January 30, 2017

Harris Sokoloff is mentioned in this op-ed by co-founder of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement.


The Charlotte Observer | January 30, 2017

Marybeth Gasman reacts to the planned meeting of HCBU leaders and congressional Republicans, as well as at least one official from Trump's White House.