Articles by Jeremy Jick

01/28/16 12:06am

Guest column by Jeremy Jick | Seeing past the noise

Israel is often misrepresented at Penn. Whether through the placement of black flags on College Green or the construction of an “apartheid wall” in front of Van Pelt Library, Israel is depicted as an abominable tyrant and the substantive facts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are deemed insignificant.
02/06/14 9:15pm
With revenue earned from the ILMUNC, the IAA funds its members to attend collegiate conferences, social events, academic programming, and other causes.
12/16/13 6:27pm

Early decision admission rate increases by less than one percent

This year, Penn’s early decision admit rate increased by .4 percent, from 24.9 to 25.3 percent.
12/05/13 5:58pm

Penn opposes boycott of Israeli academic institutions

Despite the American Studies Association’s endorsement of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions on Wednesday, Penn remains adamantly against the measure.
11/14/13 1:36pm
The University received 5,133 applications, which is a 41 percent increase from 2008.
11/03/13 11:34pm

Penn Med apps steady while national total increases

Despite national changes in medical school applications, the Perelman School of Medicine has kept its numbers relatively stable.
10/28/13 7:43pm

Time to Shine celebration comes to a close

The Time to Shine tour celebrates the accomplishments of the $4.3 billion Making History fundraising campaign, which concluded in December 2012.
10/21/13 8:16pm

More Ph.D. students pursue work outside academia

Some attribute this change in job shifts to cuts in research funding and monetary benefits of the private sector.
10/20/13 6:24pm

Penn keeps deadline amid Common App glitches

Even though the Common Application has been afflicted with technical issues this year, Penn still maintains that all early decision candidates send in their applications by Nov. 1.
10/08/13 9:59pm
The Curtis organ, which was donated to the University in 1927, has 10,731 individual pipes.
09/18/13 9:17pm

Penn third in alumni who are Fortune 100 CEOs

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Penn third in having grads who are Fortune 100 CEOs, such as the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Comcast.
09/16/13 4:43pm
Due to the closing of Shaw Middle School, West Philadelphia Tutoring Program is already in the process of creating a new partnership with a West Philadelphia School.
09/10/13 10:35pm

U.S. News changes ranking methodology

The methodology differs from years past more generally in its focus on outcome measures from universities as opposed to what students look like when they enroll.
09/09/13 10:04pm
The new policy, which will be in effect Sept. 16, is designed to improve security of college houses.
08/27/13 11:32pm

Class of 2017: At a Glance

Stats and numbers on your newest class of freshmen.
08/27/13 9:45pm

Common App drops ‘topic of your choice’ essay, adds five prompts

Penn has changed its supplement to focus on academics in response to the new essay prompts.
05/07/13 9:53pm
Set to officially open on May 10, the completion of the Widener Lecture Hall marks the end of the second phase of the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology’s $15 million renovations of its west wing, which began in 2010.
04/23/13 12:22am
Instead of the annual thrift sale of Penn students’ discarded goods at the end of the year, Philadelphia residents will now be able to buy the goods from PennMOVES all year round.
04/16/13 10:48pm

Facilities website tracks University's energy usage

The University now provides Penn-specific and building-specific data on the website for Facilities and Real Estate Services.
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