Utsav Schurmans and his family are one of several “college house families” who call Penn’s college dormitories their permanent home. Living in a college house — and, for the children, growing up in one — is as normal and as “uniquely Penn” as one might expect it to be.
Last week, the University announced an exclusive, multi-year global research and licensing agreement with Novartis to expand the number of new cellular immunotherapies for cancer.
The White House summer internship program, which began in May, brought together students from different educational paths at Penn.
The conference drew more than 100 college students and staff members from around the United States, including members of Programs in Religion, Interfaith and Spirituality Matters, Penn’s interfaith group.
The event drew designers, project managers, programmers and other IT professionals from all over the nation to Penn.
This semester, there were 21 undergraduate and nine graduate ABCS classes offered, three of which were new.
College senior Megan Reed recently sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to reflect on her experience as the president of Penn’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
College junior Chris Cruz and Engineering sophomore Ibrahim Ayub hosted a general body meeting to relaunch Check One, a multiracial and multicultural organization that has not met for about a decade on Penn’s campus after being founded in 1995.
Last week, College junior Adrienne Edwards was elected the new chair of the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women — the umbrella group for women’s groups on campus.
Natives at Penn — a group that aims to celebrate Native American heritage and to increase visibility and awareness of native cultures on campus — hosted their third annual powwow at Wynn Commons Saturday afternoon.
The ‘DP’ sits down with the Co-Chair of Natives at Penn, College freshman Sean Massa.
While 90.9 percent of white students graduated in four years, those numbers were lower for black and Asian students, who had four-year graduation rates of 82.2 percent and 87.3 percent, respectively.
Sunday night marked the beginning of the 30th annual Festival Latino, a week-long celebration of Latino culture and heritage. The Latino Coalition launched this year’s festival with a kick-off ceremony of food and spoken word artists known as “Sancocho.”
A write-up of the study suggested that stigma, trust and unpleasant experiences were some of the primary factors that discouraged black students from seeking counseling services in college.
Last April, more than 200 students and faculty members participated in a silent protest against racism on College Green. The protest was triggered by a Daily Pennsylvanian guest column in which then-College of Liberal and Professional Studies student Christopher Abreu, described an encounter with racism on Penn’s campus.
GSE professor and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education Shaun Harper studied black male undergraduate students who succeeded in college through their involvement as campus leaders and were on track to graduate on time.
More than 30 students gathered Thursday to honor Lee, who died at the finish line of the Philadelphia Half Marathon.
Penn’s Race Dialogue Project collaborated with several student cultural groups at Penn to host a dialogue about race in light of the social virality of the “Shit People Say” videos.
Recently, the Latino Coalition and Student Financial Services have spearheaded efforts to facilitate the financial aid application process for Spanish-speaking families.
Despite the significant damage the earthquake caused last March, the group plans to carry on with its annual trip to Japan as planned.