Among other changes, the alcohol pilot permits mixed drinks at certain on-campus events — the first time this has been allowed since the University Alcohol and Drug Policy was passed in 1999. It also opens up more on-campus spaces for events with alcohol.
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On Friday, the University announced a 1.6-percent endowment return for fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30. Penn’s modest return follows two stronger years of investment performance.
A dozen classes across Penn’s campus are piloting a new system, called the Course Absence Report, to facilitate communication between instructors and students regarding long-term absences.
Coursera, an online open-learning platform, announced Wednesday that 17 new universities have joined to offer “massively open online courses,” known as MOOCs. These new schools will double the number of Coursera’s partnerships from 16 to 33.
For Critical Writing Program Director Valerie Ross, the access codes to the online programs are an added bonus that come at a better price. However, College junior Aliyyah Camp said that her writing seminar did not use the codes at all.
Wednesday evening, Penn began a new chapter of its two-year reaccreditation process, with the Provost’s Office hosting a gathering to officially kick off the University’s self-study.
Since the University announced its partnership with Coursera last spring, it has launched five courses on the online learning system. It is planning to launch two additional courses — “Modern and Contemporary American Poetry” along with “Networked Life” — on Sept. 10.
The yield for both the regular and early decision admits was 63.3 percent this year, similar to the yield rate of 62.7 percent for the Class of 2015.
For only the second time in Penn’s history, the majority of domestic students admitted to Penn’s Class of 2016 are minorities.
Earlier this month, the CFPB released an interactive online tool called the “Financial Aid Comparison Shopper” as part of its “Know Before You Owe” student loan project.
Additional recommendation letters may boost or harm an application, according to admissions experts.
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According to the Office of Admissions, 14 percent of Penn’s newly admitted Class of 2016 are first-generation college students whose parents have not attained college degrees.
Students who have been admitted to Penn’s Class of 2016 will begin arriving on campus April 12 for Penn Preview Days.
Over the past few days, about 200 newly admitted students in the Class of 2016 have gotten an early peek into everyday life at Penn.
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda has been selected to participate in the 15th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” the producers of the show announced earlier this week.
About seven months after it was first opened, Penn Haven — a housing co-op located at 40th and Chestnut streets — is still providing its residents with an alternative option to the University’s mainstream social scene.
The Admissions Office waitlisted 2,017 students this admissions cycle, continuing a trend of shrinking the waitlist over the past few years. Penn waitlisted 2,400 students last year and more than 3,500 students three years ago.
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Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said the Office of Admissions usually sends warning letters to newly admitted students and their high-school counselors after a “pattern of lower grades” or a failing grade.