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Penn plans to participate in AAU sexual climate survey

(11/25/14 2:33am)

Penn will participate in the Association of American Universities' sexual assault climate survey when it is released in April 2015, Penn President Amy Gutmann said.The AAU, of which Gutmann is chair, has contracted with a national research firm called Westat to design and administer the survey, which will measure the frequency and characteristics of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment across institutions, to as many of its member universities that choose to participate.The AAU is a nonprofit organization consisting of 60 leading United States and Canadian research universities.

Making an effort to find more Rhodes, Marshall scholars

(10/24/14 12:58am)

It’s been more than four years since Penn has had a Rhodes Scholar ? but the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships has revamped the fellowship application process in an effort to add Penn names to the ranks of scholars.For the first time, Penn put in place a faculty review committee to review and interview applicants for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships, three competitive awards for American students to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland and select finalists to receive Penn’s official endorsement.Prior to the committee’s instatement, students were welcome to apply and receive Penn’s endorsement so long as they satisfied the minimum requirements for the fellowships.