Academics

04/19/17 11:48pm
Steering Committee Member of Democratic Socialists of America Dustin Guastella said there is a need for mass protests and organization, but warned against abstract statements like “Love Trumps Hate,” which are “fundamentally non-political.” 
04/19/17 10:05pm
Under the proposed budget, TRIO — a consortium of programs that includes Upward Bound — would have its budget slashed by 10 percent. GEAR UP, a state and partnership grant program for public schools in low-income neighborhoods, would lose one third of its federal funding.
04/19/17 9:46pm
The Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000, is a merit-based award that supports graduate studies of students who want to pursue careers in government or public service. Previous recipients of the Truman Scholarship include former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
04/19/17 12:47pm
The African Languages Program has gotten bigger in recent years, with Malagasy — the principal language spoken in Madagascar — added as another option to study in 2013. 
04/17/17 11:29pm
Many Wharton MBAs go into consulting and startups. First-year student Clyde Kelly is no different, except for the fact that he is also a successful rapper.
04/17/17 11:07pm
“I don’t appreciate the University’s one-size-fits-all approach, where it assumes everyone comes from the same background,” College junior David Thai said.
04/16/17 7:01pm
“This is an attachment that attaches onto the exhaust pipe of the wood burning stove, and it captures some of the heat that is being lost through the exhaust,” Engineering senior Kellen Sanna said.
04/14/17 5:54pm
Professor of plastic surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine Paris Butler and vice-provost’s postdoctoral fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Ahmaad Jenkins received the honor. 
04/12/17 11:08pm
“If we think about our lives without music or movies or art or literature in any way, what kind of a hit will our well-being take? We don’t have way yet to quantify that," religious studies professor James Pawelski said. 
04/12/17 10:34pm
In the press release, Legend said he was “thrilled” to work with Penn on “critical issues” that the US criminal justice system faces.
04/12/17 10:23pm
After two years in the accounting Ph.D. program, Paul is clearer about the benefits and detriments of going immediately into a Ph.D. program — as she did — versus starting out in the working world.
04/12/17 9:10pm
“Everything we can do to make the voting experience more trustworthy and more efficient is a step towards ensuring higher participation in our democratic processes,” student author and Wharton MBA student Michael Windle said.
04/11/17 9:01pm
It is no secret that interest in computer science is skyrocketing. At Penn, the Computer Science and Information Sciences department is working to create a “richer selection” of courses that will appeal to students of all backgrounds. 
04/03/17 11:01pm
“The goal of the Center is to connect three different groups of stakeholders: the industry people, the students and the faculty,” Baker Retailing Center Director Barbara Kahn said.
04/02/17 7:43pm
The Kelly Writers House held its annual Marathon Reading program on Thursday, where students and faculty took turns reading out loud from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy series.
04/02/17 5:19pm
Each couple was given 20 dollars and the objective of splitting the money between them in only one way: One person would get 15 while the other would get only five.
03/28/17 10:09pm
Each week, the class will spend 4 1/2 hours reading a book in silence before eating dinner they cook for one another.
03/28/17 3:33pm
The program will enable students to enter the workforce for two to four years knowing they will be able to return to Wharton to pursue an MBA.
03/23/17 7:51pm
Harvard Law school recently announced they will allow students to submit the GRE in place of the LSAT, but some Penn Law students don't think Penn should do the same.
03/22/17 8:30pm
“They wanted people who had more knowledge of mechanical engineering,” Wharton and Engineering freshman George Pandya said. “I was able to get some experience with developing mechanical tools before I came here and that really helped me get the position when I applied.”