Morning News Roundup – February 5, 2012

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The University of Pennsylvania is among several top-tier higher educational institutions now suing graduates over non-payment of Perkins Loans, reports Bloomberg News.

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The lawyer for a man alleged to be a cocaine “kingpin” has linked the investigation against his client to Philadelphia City Hall, specifically the office of former mayor John Street. AP.

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LaborNotes reports that embattled Philadelphia teachers are taking their fight against school closings ‘citywide.’

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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