Articles by Brenda Wang

05/15/14 2:45pm

For adjuncts, a disappointing academic experience

The replacement of tenure-track faculty positions with adjunct, or contingent, faculty positions at universities has gained significant public attention in the past year. Now, two organizations are targeting the perceived inequity that contingent faculty are facing.
05/02/14 3:44pm
According to Penn Admissions, 66 percent of accepted students committed to join the Class of 2018
04/28/14 6:53pm

Performance art class strives to create 'wonderful experiences'

The students of Jim Schlatter's class, "Taking Performance Art Public at Penn," are learning to think outside the frame.The course is a freewheeling interdisciplinary look into the
04/24/14 7:32pm

Penn Monologues to take center stage this weekend

This weekend, the Penn Monologues will be taking place at the ARCH auditorium, on April 26 at 8 p.m. and on April 27 at 2 and 7 p.m.
04/23/14 9:03pm
Faces of 2018: Her parents are politicians in her native Cameroon.
04/17/14 7:56pm
The new admit survived the Rwandan Genocide. Today he’s passionate about painting and business.
04/15/14 6:14pm

Penn's health care management applicant pool increases 360 percent

The program typically sees about 28 applicants; this year about 130 applied.
04/02/14 10:52pm

More male volunteers need to host new admits, Dean Furda says

Multicultural Scholars Days runs from April 6-7, which then becomes Quaker Days for all students admitted regular decision from April 7-9.
04/02/14 8:55pm

Penn rises in Return on Investment rankings

The ranking system is controversial and some charge it does not give a full picture of a college's worth.
03/30/14 7:44pm

Joke Issue: Reading days canceled due to Snow Days

Provost Vincent Price announced the news in Penn News Today.
03/25/14 8:55pm

'Homologous Hope' sculpture combines art and science to celebrate cancer research

A new sculpture called "Homologous Hope" was recently unveiled at the Basser Research Center for BRCA, depicting the process of DNA repair, which is essential for the prevention of many types of cancer. 
03/05/14 8:35pm

Major changes come to the SAT

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.
03/02/14 8:15pm

For Chinese students, admissions consultants provide an $18,000 path to Penn

Consultants help students navigate the admissions process and hone their applications
02/25/14 8:35pm

At Penn, female commencement speakers are few and far between

Only one female speaker - Jodie Foster - has been selected since 2000
02/18/14 7:54pm

Hackathons attract thousands of students — but few women

There were so few women at PennApps last semester that one of the women's restrooms was converted into a men's restroom.
02/17/14 10:03pm
The nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and 1999 College graduate will deliver the commencement address this year.
02/10/14 10:30pm

Penn absent in top ten best value private colleges

The Princeton Review has ranked Penn in its top 75 best value colleges for three years in a row. The study takes into consideration factors such as GPA, academics, and financial aid.
02/05/14 5:29pm

College sophomore's death ruled suicide

College sophomore Elvis Hatcher died on Tuesday. He was 18.
01/30/14 9:20pm

Being pagan at Penn

Marsh, founder of Penn Wheel, discusses the obstacles she faces in establishing a pagan community at Penn.
01/27/14 8:25pm
Dean of the Office of Admissions attributes an increase of 25 percent in the potential art majors to Penn’s new “Arts and Culture Initiative” program.
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