Though the Department of Health and Human Services has yet to announce a ruling on the case, an inquiry committee of Penn faculty on Friday found no sign of plagiarism in last summer’s Paxil ghostwriting debacle. If you’ll recall, that was the one that made some mean nonpartisan watchdog group call for Amy G to step down from her post as chair of Obama’s Bioethics Committee.
Drs. Evans and Gyulai, the Penn psychology professors accused of research misconduct and plagiarism, were found to have “satisfied all authorship criteria” for the year in which their report was published, as the Inquirer reports. Their accuser, however, was not found to have fulfilled the journal’s requirements for a byline. Sucks to suck. It seems that (for now) the Quakers are in the clear. Now LEAVE AMY ALONE!
Amy G. Was In The NYT—
Maybe it was the Gray Lady's way of making nice with us
? This week, Amy guest-stars
on "The Choice," a college admissions blog Dean Furda has been known to frequent
An eagle-eyed tipster spotted Amy today attending a “topping out” ceremony for the new Nanotechnology Center on Walnut. Topping out, our architecture friends tell us, is a traditional ceremonial gathering to watch the installation of the last beam of a new building. Think of it as a Building Bar Mitzvah; a life-cycle milestone between breaking ground (the building’s bris, if you will), and cutting the ribbon (the wedding…of Penn… to nanotechnology).
Here we see Amy in her signature red outfit on the left. Just kidding, that’s a crane! Amy’s somewhere in the crowd of indistinguishable architects and important-seeming people. We also have a really cool picture of the last beam and its random accessories after the jump that we promise you can actually see.
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Up until now, things with Amy have been relatively light. We scooped her weekend of movie-going and football-watching and were pretty proud. But when we looked ourselves in the mirror at night, we knew there had to be more. We knew we had to take Chasing Amy to another level.
So we went to Paris.
It is our honor to provide you the Official Recap of Amy’s visit to the Penn on the Continent reception at the Hôtel de Talleyrand-Périgord. Wine! Cheese! Administrators!
If you want the pictures and full story, go on after the jump. If you really want to feel like you’re living the action (or want some exclusive notes) check our live Twitter coverage from last night @underthebutton. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know Halloween is all about dressing up in the costume you’ve been working on for weeks, going door to door in the high rises and trick-or-treating until you’ve hit every single apartment or until your pillowcase is full of fun-sized Three Muskateers bars and those tiny boxes of Dots. But what else can you do this weekend?
Lots of stuff! Start things with a party hosted by Amy at Wynn Commons tonight from 6:30-7:30. No terrorist costumes, okay? Afterwards, head over to Irvine for a free screening of The Phantom of the Opera. Then tomorrow night you can continue to keep things old-school by participating in this creepy Edgar Allen Poe thing. Wrap things up with a visit to Pilam and a free burrito to go along with your 2-packs of Starbust and random, loose pieces of candy corn your mom doesn’t want you to eat.