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Darina Shtrakhman


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Darina Shtrakhman | An end to my Penn 'practical education'

I’ve been impressed, engaged and inspired by the Penn community. Now it’s time for a new crop of wide-eyed freshmen to have that same chance.

May 11, 2012

Early decision applications rise 17 percent

Penn received 17 percent more early decision applications this year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda. This brings the total to approximately 4,500 — up from 3,851 last fall.

November 5, 2010

Onorato concedes in gov. race

Democrat Dan Onorato conceded to Republican Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

November 3, 2010

Student turnout even with '06 midterms

Penn Leads the Vote reports that 1,460 students turned out to vote today. The figure is “essentially even” with the 1,500-person turnout in 2006.

November 3, 2010

Michelle Obama coming to campus

Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.

November 1, 2010

Michelle Obama coming to campus

Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.

November 1, 2010

Bushnell to remain SAS dean until 2013

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell will continue in her role until June 30, 2013, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vince Price announced in an e-mail Friday.

October 15, 2010

Students in Europe face terror alert

The State Dept. issued an alert for American travelers in Europe to be aware of heightened potential for a terrorist attack, but students abroad said it won't have much impact on their plans.

October 4, 2010

Wharton tops Exec MBA ranking

In terms of executive masters of business administration programs, the Wharton School continues to dominate.

September 30, 2010

'14 Points: The freshman class by the numbers

Each incoming class at Penn is said to be better and brighter than its predecessors — this is once again true for the class of 2014.

September 2, 2010

Few hopefuls taken off waitlist

Of the 3,000 students who were waitlisted at Penn this year, 1,800 chose to stay on the waitlist. As of June 14, only 40 have been admitted, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda.

June 17, 2010

Mother remembers ‘driven’ son

Rev. Katherine Brearley, the mother of Wharton junior Owen Thomas, described her son as “a very self-directed person.” But that intensity also “had a dark side.”

April 29, 2010

Student death confirmed a suicide

Rev. Katherine Brearley, the mother of Wharton junior Owen Thomas, confirmed that “Owen hanged himself.”

April 28, 2010

Funeral for Owen Thomas to be held Monday

Wharton junior Owen Thomas' funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Union United Church of Christ in Neffs, Pa. A candlelight vigil will be held on College Green Thursday at 8 p.m.

April 27, 2010

Wharton junior found dead Monday afternoon

Wharton junior and football co-captain Owen Thomas was found dead at his off-campus residence, the University confirmed. Cause of death has not yet been determined.

April 26, 2010

Webley resigns from UA

In a surprise announcement Sunday night, College junior and former Undergraduate Assembly Chairman Alec Webley resigned from the UA body via e-mail.

April 19, 2010

Amalfitano wins UA presidency

College junior Matt Amalfitano won the first-ever election for Undergraduate Assembly president. College junior Mark Pan will serve as the first vice president.

March 28, 2010

Cornell suicides raise concerns across Ivies

The suicides of two Cornell University students earlier this month triggered concerns about collegiate stress levels. There has been a total of six confirmed suicides at Cornell this academic year.

March 24, 2010

Wharton falls in rankings

The school fell to fourth place this year in BusinessWeek's 2010 Undergraduate Business School Rankings. It was ranked third last year after being in first for several years.

March 15, 2010

Former Penn admin named Drexel president

Penn’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Fry was named president of Drexel University on Wednesday, March 10.

March 10, 2010

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