Held every year on the Friday of Fling, the feast serves as a way for the Orthodox Jewish community to come together and celebrate while honoring Shabbat — a weekly holiday where Orthodox Jews traditionally abstain from work and using electricity.
It was the first time all these presidents came together in a public forum to discuss what the schools could do for Philadelphia, given that only 27.4 percent of the city's residents have a bachelor's degree and only 64 percent of graduates of Philadelphia-area universities stay in the city.
The impending arrival of air-conditioning has given Quad residents something to celebrate. “I’m excited that AC is coming to the Quad,” Engineering freshman Colleen Campbell said. “Now I can sleep again.”
Called Art Attack, the event at the University of Maryland will feature Grammy-award winning rapper 2 Chainz this year. “The concert is a big deal because they usually get really good people,” College junior Ryan Berlin said. “Better people than Penn gets for Fling."
Power’s speech focused on the global refugee crisis, in light of not only President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugee admission but also the sheer magnitude of the crisis, the “largest displacement crisis since the Second World War.”
Although Trump’s revised travel ban for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries no longer applies to international students in the United States who have a valid visa, it has still affected students’ plans for the summer.
“It’s a fresh start,” Penn Labs co-director and Wharton sophomore Tiffany Chang said. “I think there [was] a lot of stigma around the app previously.”
Wharton freshman Linda Zhang said she has participated in over 10 experiments from the Wharton Behavioral Laboratory this year, earning about $100. “You can earn easy money," she said. "Like if [I] have an hour in between classes, that’s usually what I do."
A recent report by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers found that nearly 40 percent of American universities have seen a decrease in international applications since Trump's travel ban.
Though they go by different names, spring concerts are an annual tradition at each Ivy League school. Here's a look at which performers the other Ivies are bringing to campus for their springtime festivities.
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This comes months after the popular restaurant was damaged by a fire in January.
Looking for what to do during Fling this weekend? Here are the events taking place in the Quad on Friday and Saturday.
Every May, Penn’s faculty and staff have the chance to receive a free tree to plant in their home through the Creating Canopy Tree Giveaway Program.
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said that although he would love for Penn to offer the need-blind policy to international students, the University lacks the resources to do so.
Postdoctoral fellow Jason Diaz said he believes the Trump administration's budget proposal, which was released last month, convinced many people to take part in the march.
Harvard sophomore and President of the group, Conor Healy told the Harvard Crimson that the groups hopes to “[test] the university’s policies on free speech."
Looking forward, GAPSA President-elect Miles Owen wants to continue to address important issues, as well as other problems that have been "simmering in the background," he said.
“I’ve gone to a day of darties, but I’ve never properly flung,” College junior Adair Powers said. “I’m a junior and I haven’t had a year where I can really go out all weekend with my friends.”
“What we’re going through right now is result of mistakes and policy errors," Forbes said at a College Republicans event. "The good news is that errs can be overcome and mistakes can be corrected and we can move forward.”