Academics

01/19/17 4:51pm
“[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.
01/13/17 4:46pm
This comes just days after Biden was caught on a hot microphone confirming his decision to come to Penn after he leaves the White House.
01/12/17 1:12am
The list took into account numerous factors such as: average early career salary, available financial aid, the university’s academic reputation and average credit hour cost.
01/10/17 8:10pm
Reich said his undergraduate seminar aims to illustrate that in order to effectively analyze news, students need to avoid thinking about 'the media' as a monolithic entity and rather recognize that it is comprised of domain-specific 'news beats.'
12/23/16 3:30pm
Each portrait represents a figure from the English department's "50-book list", a list of texts chosen by Ph.D. students to be tested on at the beginning of their second year. Both Shakespeare and Lorde are included on the poster.
12/13/16 12:58am
While student leaders of minority groups on campus said they were not surprised with the results of a recent study by Brandeis University, which found Penn to be lacking in socio-economic diversity and “hostile” to students of color, they felt the study left out certain nuances of their experiences at Penn. 
12/13/16 12:56am
As classes end and reading days roll around, Penn students start gearing up for the last hurdle before winter break: finals.
12/13/16 12:55am
One Penn professor's latest book is winning multiple awards.
12/13/16 12:42am
“Disability studies focuses not on the fixed medical trait, but focuses more on the social and cultural experience.”
12/13/16 12:39am
If you find yourself on Locust Walk this week, you may begin to notice a recurring subject in conversations taking place between stressed-out students.
12/13/16 12:38am
With finals getting closer every minute, Penn students have hit the libraries to cram during the two-day reading period. Meanwhile, students at Harvard University have had all week to prepare for their exams.
12/13/16 12:34am
As finals season approaches quickly, students are still trying to figure out which study spots work for them and which ones don’t. To aid with this problem, we’ve compiled a list of the best and worst study spots for the upcoming week.
12/13/16 12:32am
College junior Thomson Korostoff has found in his research that during this period there was a significant correlation between the type of street someone lived on and that person’s race and economic background