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Seth Zweifler


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A story to tell

But the most memorable stories, for me, were the ones that brought me a bit closer to the heart of Penn — the ones that introduced me to some of the lesser-heralded people who make our university the special place that it is.

May 14, 2014

Report shows slow but steady increase in faculty diversity

More than two years after Penn launched an ambitious plan to jumpstart the hiring of minority faculty members, a report released Tuesday shows that those efforts have yet to move the needle substantially.

December 10, 2013

Higher education round-up: Dec. 6

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December 5, 2013

Study: MOOC students are highly educated, job-oriented

A new study, published last week by Penn researchers in the journal Nature, shows that students who have taken online classes on Coursera have been highly educated and career-oriented.

November 25, 2013

Rendell: Thanks, but no thanks, for mayoral return

Ed Rendell, the Philadelphia mayor-turned-Pennsylvania governor, has pushed back in recent weeks on rumors that he may throw his name into the 2015 mayoral race, saying that his candidacy is a long shot at best.

November 24, 2013

Fifty years later, JFK’s death still a vivid memory

For students who were on campus when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, the images from that day will be forever linked to their Penn experience.

November 21, 2013

Higher education roundup: Nov. 22

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November 21, 2013

Alcohol pilot extended into second year

Under the pilot, registered parties with less than 150 attendees are allowed to serve certain types of hard alcohol, in the form of mixed drinks.

November 18, 2013

Higher education round-up: Nov. 15

A weekly roundup of news from around higher education.

November 14, 2013

Scott Mackler, pioneering Penn professor, dies

Scott Mackler, a longtime Penn professor, pioneering addiction researcher and physician who battled for 15 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Wednesday evening.

November 14, 2013

Board of Trustees meetings: new buildings, reaccreditation, sexual violence

The Daily Pennsylvanian gets you caught up on what was discussed during the Trustees’ individual committee meetings last week.

November 10, 2013

Hackney memorial to be held in March

Penn will host a campus-wide memorial service for the late former president Sheldon Hackney in March, the University announced at a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.

November 8, 2013

Higher education round-up: Nov. 8

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November 7, 2013

Lauder Institute donors among new college house supporters

Two prominent Penn families are the lead donors to a new Hill Field college house, a project that will break ground on Friday.

November 7, 2013

Some profs concerned with Coursera's move into China

After Coursera partnered with a Chinese internet company in October, Penn professors are concerned with potential censorship of their courses.

November 6, 2013

As 'urban Ivy,' Penn leads in urban revitalization

Executive vice presidents from peer institutions discussed their schools’ development efforts in urban communities on Thursday.

October 31, 2013

Higher education round-up: Oct. 25

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October 31, 2013

Gutmann highlights 'Penn Compact 2020' in address

In President Gutmann’s annual “state of the university” address, she discussed projects that include greater financial aid for graduate and international school students, increased public policy work and a “Pennovation Center” for start-ups.

October 30, 2013

Higher education round-up: Oct. 25

A weekly round-up of news from around higher education.

October 24, 2013

Hill Field college house moves forward, without naming gift

The University has still not announced a naming gift for the college house, a donation that it had hoped to have squared away by December 2012.

October 24, 2013

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