The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) recently named Mark Turco as the inaugural Chief Innovation and Corporate Outreach Officer.
“Student input directly to trustees is unusual and not the norm,” said the University Secretary, who called the meeting "one of a kind."
Three U.S. presidents, two first ladies and Denzel Washington have addressed Penn graduates over the last century.
“How do you not pay women equitably?” one of the trustees asked in the meeting.
A student speaker from the UA spoke at the meeting, saying that if tuition increases as steadily as it has been, it will cost over $100,000 in 11 years to attend Penn. “Where will the red line be?” he asked.
Previously, students or alumni who wanted to transfer their medical records to a third party — like a future medical provider — had to obtain a print copy of the records, to be scanned or mailed.
Penn's place in national college sustainability rankings varies drastically. On two different lists Penn ranks third, and 37th, and was completely left off Princeton Review's top 50 Green Colleges.
Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn will extend its hours to evenings and weekends and will expand its outreach by placing full-time staff members in professional schools.
Larios' parents say that she died after months of physical and emotional abuse by her boyfriend, a fellow student at the college. In their lawsuit, her parents accuse the school of negligence.
Classes will also begin at noon, the Weather Advisory said.
“A lot of people are too scared to leave for summer,” College and Wharton sophomore Zuhaib Badami said. “I think the safe choice is to stay in the country at least until the 90-day period is over, or at least until we’ve seen people come in and out without an issue.”
The letter is direct: "We write as presidents of leading American colleges and universities to urge you to rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world," it reads.
College and Wharton freshman Michael Moroz said the University should not take a stance on political issues, such as Trump's executive order on immigration, because it “threatens to alienate students who hold reasonable but different beliefs from many on this campus.”
Nine professors at Penn joined hundreds of educators across the country to sign an open letter saying that Carson is “completely unqualified to promote appropriate solutions to the pressing housing and urban development needs facing our country.”
The lack of a clear grieving policy at Penn prompted the group to work with Penn’s administration to coordinate more specific guidelines for bereavement and grief support issues for students.
The statement did not mention President Donald Trump by name, in keeping with Penn's pattern of declining to acknowledge their most famous alumnus even as he has assumed the nation's highest office.
As of Jan. 23, he was omitted from the University Archives and Records Center's list of alumni heads of state or government. Trump's name was added on Jan. 24, after The Daily Pennsylvanian Opinion Board reached out to him about the issue.
Every year, the NEC holds a semester long election process to allocate nine undergraduate seats on the University Council to representatives of Penn student groups that feel mis- or underrepresented.
The Human Pancreas Analysis Program, led by Penn Medicine professors Ali Naji and Klaus Kaestner, will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines at Penn to analyze the human pancreas.
Wage discrimination, particularly the pay gap between white men and their female and minority counterparts, dominated conversations last election cycle.