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Universities also provide spaces for innovation and collaboration.
The Wharton Class of 2014 is the first class to graduate
with a Communication Curriculum, which includes one writing course and two
speaking courses. “In a recent survey,
alumni indicated that the ability to write well is crucial to their career
success,” said Brennan Maier, instructor and director of the writing course.
and faculty are speaking out against the conversion of part of the
Math-Physics-Astronomy Library into an active learning classroom.
Meleis headed the School of Nursing for the past twelve years
Part of the Math, Physics and Astronomy Library in David Rittenhouse Laboratories will be converted to an active learning classroom and the Engineering Library in the Towne Building will close at the end of the semester.
Students will no longer be penalized a quarter of a point for getting the wrong answer and obscure vocabulary words will be replaced in favor of words relevant to college courses.
The appointment concludes the first of four ongoing dean searches for Penn schools.
The Board of Trustees will deliberate on how to proceed.
Student focus groups are the main method of evaluation
The Center's permanent location will open in July 2015
From dreadlocks to post-baccs and from rock
bands to shaking hands, the “non-traditional” students of five Ivy League universities
came together this past Saturday.The second annual 2014 Ivy
Returning Students Conference was hosted at the Kislak Center on the sixth
floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
The Wharton School boasts the highest percentage of women among all business schools in the world.
Recently opened Center for Minority Serving Institutions is the first of its kind.
Penn received 35,788 regular decision applications, a 14 percent increase from last year’s 31,250 apps.
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Scott Mackler, a longtime Penn professor, pioneering addiction researcher and physician who battled for 15 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Wednesday evening.
Executive vice presidents from peer institutions discussed their schools’ development efforts in urban communities on Thursday.
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