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Jelani Hayes


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Penn Women's Center violence prevention educator ends term

The Office of the Vice Provost for University Life initially extended Nina Harris’ position for another 12 months after the grant that brought her to the center expired last year.

May 7, 2013

College sophomore Britton finds 'good direction' for PCUW

Lizzy Britton, the newly elected chair of Penn Consortium of Undergraduate Women, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss her experience and goals for PCUW.

April 17, 2013

Grad schools work on diversity

Administrators agree that while there is still much progress to be made, their efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minority graduate students across the University have been successful.

April 15, 2013

Until 2004, Penn Relays concert stole the show

The Spring Fling concert lineup is often the centerpiece of campus conversation, but back in 2004, students had another April concert to look forward to — Kanye West performing over Penn Relays weekend.

April 9, 2013

Early Novels Database makes 400-year-old books searchable

Early Novels Database is a bibliographic database that consists of American and British fiction novels from the years 1660-1830, and it is revolutionizing humanities research.

March 27, 2013

Festival Latino and QPenn join forces for Sancocho

Festival Latino — the week dedicated to the celebration of Latino culture — and QPenn, its LGBT counterpart, celebrated last night with their first collaboration: Sancocho.

March 25, 2013

Two students to create Body Positive Fashion Festival

Creative Ventures project at the Kelly Writers House recently awarded College seniors Josh Herren and Henry Steinberg $1,000 to put toward a body positive fashion festival.

March 18, 2013

United Minorities Council rings in 35 years of advocacy

Founded in 1978, UMC has had an active role in student advocacy on behalf of minority groups at Penn. Though the umbrella organization has evolved over the years, minority student leaders insist that it has stayed true to its purpose.

March 10, 2013

Fresh Grocer apologizes for misplaced text on ad

The Fresh Grocer’s celebration of Black History Month may have backfired. During the month of February, The Fresh Grocer printed the words “February is Black History Month” across the top of the first page of their weekly ads.

February 27, 2013

Alternative currency system for Penn students, faculty

Penn Timebank to allow students and faculty to exchange services with each other.

February 25, 2013

Egyptian students reflect on two years post-Arab Spring

It was January 2011. College junior Layla O’Kane sat glued to her television, clicking back and forth between United States and international news channels.

February 20, 2013

Students dance in protest of violence against women

Penn students and staff members will be dancing Thursday in sync with men and women around the world to rise up in protest against the violence.

February 13, 2013

Student leaders expand definition of activism

The passion of the Civil Rights Era continues today in student leaders on campus. However, the activism comes in a different format. The student leaders of various minority groups on campus emphasized that activism for them very much revolves around dialogue within their respective communities and with the University’s administration.

February 13, 2013

Individual schools make diversity hires in accordance with plan

During the 2011-2012 school year, the University released its action plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence. Since then, each of Penn’s twelve schools have drafted their own diversity action plans in line with the University’s.

February 7, 2013

Native American studies minor a possibility

A new minor is in the works for students interested in the early history of our nation.

February 4, 2013

E-textbook use increasing, but some find them insufficient

Though e-textbook sales are increasing, they are still not a replacement for their paper counterparts. This semester, the Penn Bookstore offered 1,779 titles, of which 149 were digital — approximately 8.5 percent of the total.

January 24, 2013

Penn faculty sees improvements in gender equality

Throughout the entire University, the proportion of women faculty members rose from 28.4 percent in 2007 to 30.7 percent in 2011.

January 15, 2013

Amy Gutmann: top dog administrator

The top Google hits for “Amy Gutmann” may return the familiar face of Penn’s president, but further down is another President Amy Gutmann — owner and manager of the Canine University of Ohio. Like most universities, the school consists of students, professors and administrators.

May 10, 2012

Quality of Philadelphia court system under question

Philadelphia’s civil courts were found to be among the best in country, contrary to their “judicial hellhole” reputation, a study finds.

April 25, 2012

College freshman Seth Koren not elected as alternate delegate for Pa. second district

College freshman Seth Koren will not have an opportunity to represent the Republican Party at August’s National Convention in Florida.

April 25, 2012

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