The inclusion of the transgender swimmer created controversy, even within the sport.
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Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men’s team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to compete in March at the 2022 NCAA swimming and diving championships.
Sue Africa, who lost her son Tomaso in the 1985 bombing, said the effort to identify the remains almost seem moot. “Those remains, no matter who they are, are going to be taken care of by us,” Sue told WHYY News, “because our belief is life.”
New rules allow athletes to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness — with some exceptions.
President Joe Biden is nominating University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Gutmann has served since 2004 as president of the Ivy League university in Philadelphia where Biden had established a foreign policy center following his vice presidency.
Bones thought to have belonged to two girls killed in the 1985 bombing were stored at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for decades through a muddled chain of custody.
The Morton Collection of more than 1,000 human skulls was assembled in the 19th century by Dr. Samuel Morton, who used them in an attempt to find an anthropological basis for white supremacy.
It’s hard to tell if there are more of these cases in this country because the U.S. is not doing enough of the sequencing to check for the variant.