Articles by Seth Zweifler

05/14/14 6:05pm

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.
12/10/13 7:48pm

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.
12/05/13 7:23pm

Higher education round-up: Dec. 6

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11/25/13 5:34pm
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.
11/24/13 4:10pm

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.
11/21/13 9:04pm
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.
11/21/13 6:58pm

Higher education roundup: Nov. 22

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11/18/13 6:17pm
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.
11/14/13 9:00pm

Higher education round-up: Nov. 15

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11/14/13 7:02pm
Scott Mackler, a longtime Penn professor, pioneering addiction researcher and physician who battled for 15 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Wednesday evening.
11/10/13 4:17pm

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.
11/08/13 2:43pm
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.
11/07/13 8:13pm

Higher education round-up: Nov. 8

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11/07/13 9:26am
Two prominent Penn families are the lead donors to a new Hill Field college house, a project that will break ground on Friday.
11/06/13 6:58pm
After Coursera partnered with a Chinese internet company in October, Penn professors are concerned with potential censorship of their courses.
10/31/13 9:19pm

As 'urban Ivy,' Penn leads in urban revitalization

Executive vice presidents from peer institutions discussed their schools’ development efforts in urban communities on Thursday.
10/31/13 3:24pm

Higher education round-up: Oct. 25

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10/30/13 8:27pm

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.
10/24/13 10:08pm

Higher education round-up: Oct. 25

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10/24/13 5:54pm
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.
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