Former United States Ambassador to Tunisia Gordon Gray was ambassador during the Tunisian Revolution, the powder keg for the Arab Spring, and came to speak about his experiences as a diplomat and Tunisia’s movement towards democracy.
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Friday night, the Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the fourth Astronomy Night on Shoemaker Green, celebrating astronomical science with the community. Astronomy Night began in April 2011 as part of that year’s Philadelphia Science Festival.
For their 125th anniversary, the museum’s traditional publication went digital - the Online Collections Database will make public all of its collections and records.
The business of the meeting centered on the Preferred Name Resolution II, which was passed unanimously. The resolution came to the UA at its last meeting in the fall of 2012, and aims to provide a more accessible route for students of the LGBT and international communities to change their names on official documents.
The bulk of the meeting was a discussion about the UA’s political advocacy and how it should be handled.
With an eye towards transparency, collaboration and unity, the leaders of Penn Student Government met Thursday for the annual State of the School.
The Social Planning and Events Committee decided on “40 Years of Fling” as its theme for this year’s Spring Fling, which will take place April 12-13.
Engineering junior Michelle Ho is the recently-elected Chair of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education. The DP sat down with her to discuss her role in SCUE and her goals for the next year.
Sunday night, the members of the Undergraduate Assembly ratified a new committee to ensure quality in election debates.
The Student Committee on Undergraduate Education hopes to launch a preliminary version of OPenned, its new online video education project, by the end of the semester, with full publication and release soon after.
In the face of the administration’s diversity controversy, the Undergraduate Assembly Steering Committee met Tuesday night to discuss how diversity in the higher levels of the University impacts student groups.
Sunday night, the Undergraduate Assembly considered a proposal to completely eliminate water bottles on Penn’s campus.
If chocolate hearts and candygrams aren’t your thing for Valentine’s Day, two new Facebook pages may provide the solution to your heart’s woes.
As you enter the sixth floor of Van Pelt Library, you are immediately confronted with the floor’s centerpiece, a pavilion room with eucalyptus-paneled walls abutting floor-to-ceiling glass panes.
It’s been said that conflict and a huge time commitment make rowing at Penn difficult to commit to. And as an ex-rower who was a member of the freshman heavyweight team all last semester, I was being asked to commit again.
The Student Activities Council predicted that the moratorium on new student groups will continue at the Undergraduate Assembly’s annual budgeting meeting.
On Tuesday, March 19, the Social Planning and Events Committee’s board is bringing comedian Jason Sudeikis to Irvine Auditorium as this semester’s Connaissance speaker.
After a round of discussion last week, the official budget now proposes to give the Student Activities Council $1,065,790.13 —around a 6.5 percent increase from last year.
SPEC is bringing the actor, director and writer, Zach Braff to campus on March 25.
In preparation for Spring Fling next month, the Social Planning and Events Committee’s Spring Fling committee has sponsored a new series of events, called Fling Fridays, for the past three weeks.