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Avi Grunfeld


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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.”

December 9, 2012

Election results bring mixed feelings for campus groups

Members of College Republicans understandably had a different response to the results.

November 7, 2012

Rotunda a hub of Penn's civic engagement with Philadelphia

The Rotunda has hosted some big names in music over the years. John Legend, a 1999 College graduate, performed there as a student, and Matisyahu, Spoon and Wiz Khalifa are among the many other performers brought in.

October 15, 2012

The DP sits down with Law School professor Ed Rock

Rock, who will have a major say in the University’s involvement with Coursera moving forward, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss the future of online learning at Penn.

October 3, 2012

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.”

September 16, 2012

Veterans find a home on Penn's campus

Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program that has been helping veterans apply to and succeed in college at Penn for 33 years.

September 6, 2012

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.

June 14, 2012

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.

June 13, 2012

Talks for liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut resume

The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment heard arguments in favor and against a proposed liquor store at a hearing yesterday after denying the store’s application at an April hearing.

June 6, 2012

Penn Previews get ‘sweeter’ during Fling

As in years past, high-school students admitted to Penn will be visiting campus during Spring Fling weekend.

April 11, 2012

Penn community responds to UA hazing

Students across campus have offered mixed reactions to the Undergraduate Assembly’s violations of the University’s Antihazing and Alcohol and Drug policies.

January 31, 2012

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.

December 11, 2011

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.

December 8, 2011

Three student-proposed residential programs accepted for 2012-13

Six groups of students eagerly awaited an email on Friday to let them know if their ideas for a new residential program at Penn would come to fruition.

December 6, 2011

Power Down Challenge reduces electricity use

Organizers of the first fall Power Down Challenge announced that residents of Fisher Hassenfeld, Ware and Riepe college houses reduced their electricity consumption by 20.42 percent collectively.

November 29, 2011

Students, administrators pleased by Power Down Challenge results

The Quad won this year’s first annual Power Down Challenge by reducing its total electricity consumption by 20.42 percent.

November 29, 2011

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.

November 28, 2011

$102 million Perelman Center extension to be completed in 2014

A $102 million extension to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine will allow the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to provide better accommodations for patients.

November 21, 2011

Information Commons at Franklin Field slated to open in February

The Information Commons at Franklin Field, a 7,000-square foot mezzanine study space in the George A. Weiss Pavilion with a price tag of $2.55 million, will have the capacity to hold more than 180 students for group or individual study.

November 15, 2011

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.

November 10, 2011

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