Avi Grunfeld


Recent articles:

Professor observes Russian politics on sabbatical

When Slavic languages and literature professor Kevin Platt left the U.S. for Latvia and Russia in June 2011, he thought he was leaving during an exciting time here for a “stagnant place where nothing ever happens.”




Harvard scandal prompts examination of academic integrity at Penn

“There was a culture at Harvard where it was acceptable to collaborate on take-homes,” said Engineering junior Sharon Roth, co-chair of the University Honor Council, a student group that works closely with the OSC to promote academic integrity. “That’s not allowed here.”


Zoning Board approves liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut

The Zoning Board approved the application of a state liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut streets on June 14 after rejecting the store at an April hearing. The new ruling comes after the entire Zoning Board heard arguments for and against the store during a special appeals hearing on June 6.

Farmers’ market sells fresh summer goods

While most Penn students are gone for the summer, the University City Square Farmers’ Market at the corner of 36th and Walnut streets continues to sell fresh produce to customers from across Philadelphia.




Weiss Pavilion receives LEED gold certification

The George A. Weiss Pavilion, located in the north arcade of Franklin Field, was given a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the United States Green Building Council, Facilities and Real Estate Services announced on Friday.

Law School makeover to be complete by January

The new law school building Golkin Hall will open on Jan. 9, according to Facilities and Real Estate Services. The $33.6-million building will contain classrooms, faculty office space, an auditorium and a moot courtroom.




Students to face new housing system

The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down for a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Department of Residential Services and College Houses and Academic Services to talk about on-campus housing changes.



Penn State's far-reaching scandal

While Pennsylvania State University is more than 150 miles away from Philadelphia, its Board of Trustees’ decision to fire football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier has resonated here at Penn.