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“[Horses] end up in the hands of people who love them, but may not know a lot about them,” Dean of the Vet School Joan Hendricks said. “It’s hard to take care of a cat or a dog, but it’s much, much harder to take care of a thousand to fifteen-hundred-pound animal.”
01/18/17 10:32pm
The Penn 4 Biden initiative began with a simple petition for students to show interest in having Biden move to the university after his term in office. Petition responses largely focused on the value of having the vice president as a “mentor and someone to look up to” at Penn, Reich said.
01/18/17 9:54pm
The room will have glass walls, wood ceilings, lights to mimic the stars, and a wool and silk sculpture by artist Claudy Jongstra, who is featured at the Barnes Foundation. Rogers added that the sculpture will help with sound reduction as the fabric will absorb outside noise. The room will also feature 84 seats in the main area, and 13 “soft seats.”
01/18/17 9:38pm
“It’s so much more efficient for everyone involved because it doesn’t mean that our staff has to babysit people when they’re discovering things,” Jim Mathieu, the director of Digital Media at the Penn Museum said. “They can actually cater to them when they found what they wanted, which is provided.”
01/18/17 4:36pm
“There are so many opportunities on campus for innovation,” Director of Weiss Tech House Anne Stamer said. “We have a program for everybody.”
01/17/17 8:41pm
One of the nation’s foremost scholars on racial equity and education, Professor Shaun Harper, will be leaving Penn to launch the USC Center on Race & Equity as executive director.
01/17/17 8:37pm
Fourth-year psychology Ph.D student Kristopher Smith, along with assistant psychology professor in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Coren Apicella, conducted a study that refutes those recent findings.
01/16/17 8:36pm
This change, which was criticized by language faculty, will only affect students entering Wharton in the fall of 2017 or later, not students currently enrolled.