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Jessica Yu

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Students evaluate benefits and challenges of pursuing dual degrees

For the past 30 years, Penn has held court with dual degrees in the Ivy League: over 4,000 alumni have left University City with a dual degree, and 898 undergraduates currently have a foot in two schools.

December 12, 2011

PennDesign student’s short film wins 10k prize

Second-year PennDesign student Michael Marfione’s thesis — an 11-minute remake of Fellini’s 8 1/2 harem scene — won this year’s $10,000 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship prize, which is given to 10 students at 10 schools in the country.

May 12, 2011

Philadelphia Orchestra declares bankruptcy

The Philadelphia Orchestra was the first to broadcast on radio and TV, and, as of last week, was also the first major U.S. orchestra to go bankrupt.

April 25, 2011

Grad student's nonprofit reaches W. Phila. youth

A new service run by Penn students is delivering high-quality college advising to the fringes of Philadelphia.

April 21, 2011

Gosnell abortion case advances

West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, charged with the death of seven babies and a woman, has his next court proceeding set for June 21.

April 14, 2011

Relay for Life to raise cancer awareness

At the 12-hour annual event, survivors will share their stories and students will participate in the relay and events to raise funds.

April 8, 2011

Portraits of India

While most students were heading back to school at the end of spring break, some Penn photography students were scouring India for new perspectives.

March 29, 2011

A Latin boost for Philadelphia

According to the 2010 Census report released this month, the Latino population is the state's fastest-growing minority, rising 45.5 percent in Philadelphia since 2000.

March 24, 2011

New restaurant brings Lebanese fare to West Phila.

Manakeesh — named after the flatbread Lebanese sandwich — has taken residents with its foreign creations, which center on 19 vegetarian and halal meat manakeesh varieties.

March 22, 2011

Death penalty sought for West Phila. abortion doctor

Prosecutors will seek death by lethal injection pending evaluation of evidence for abortions that took place at Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, located just one block north of the Penn Patrol Zone.

March 3, 2011

Students and residents react to new hotel

The new hotel is expected to create 250 Philadelphia jobs.

March 1, 2011

Feb. 17 fire declared 'incendiary'

The Philadelphia Fire Marshal's Office has identified the cause of a Feb. 17 fire as "incendiary," with the Philadelphia Police Department now looking for an arsonist at large.

February 25, 2011

No students hurt in West Phila. fire

A fire around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in a transitional living home at 45th and Spruce streets resulted in evacuations and two hospitalizations.

February 16, 2011

West Phila. abortion doctor denied preliminary hearing

Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with the murder of one woman and seven babies, faces a possible death penalty if convicted.

February 10, 2011

In U. City, homelessness a fact of life

Even the 12-inch snowstorm Wednesday night hasn’t stopped local panhandlers from coming to Penn to solicit students at 2 a.m.

January 27, 2011

Penn alums develop technology for water filtration

Penn Grad Mittal founded Innova Dynamics — inspired by his senior project called Innova Materials — to boost the performance of certain materials to impact a broad range of fields including optics, electronics and water treatment.

January 26, 2011

Seniors struggle to fulfill grad requirements

According to several departments, there are still seniors seeking to enroll in core classes, spanning from the Living World sector requirement to a second semester language course.

January 20, 2011

Penn grad and prof team up for drug culture research

When 2010 alum George Karandinos moved above a Kensington diner a few blocks from the city’s most dangerous drug trade, he was almost certain he’d be robbed.

January 18, 2011

Penn to test criteria for guide to mental disorders

Penn will begin a 6-month trial period to evaluate widely used criteria for diagnosing mental disorders that affect millions of Americans.

January 13, 2011

Panel discusses photojournalist's exhibit at Penn

Carlos Beltran’s “Barrios Vol. 1,” a series of 25 black-and-white photographs documenting Venezuela’s slums, now line the walls of the Rotunda, where the photojournalist spoke yesterday.

December 3, 2010

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