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Kristen Grabarz


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Alum's $10 million gift will launch new Kleinman Center for energy policy

Scott Kleinman, a 1994 College and Wharton graduate, donated $10 million to create the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Launching this fall, the center will serve as a forum to unite researchers and stakeholders, facilitating the creation of real energy policy. It will also host visiting speakers, conferences and interdisciplinary classes.

July 23, 2014

Cones taste better when they support a good cause

Stop by the Ben & Jerry's on 40th Street any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 30, and your ice cream will go toward breaking the cycle of poverty.

July 22, 2014

Interim director appointed to Office of Student Conduct

Beginning her interim term on June 16, Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiative Director Julie Lyzinski Nettleton will serve until Michele Goldfarb’s permanent replacement is appointed. She will continue to lead the AOD — where she has worked since 2005 — while serving as interim director.

July 16, 2014

New fiscal year sees largest financial aid budget in University history

Allocating $197 million toward undergraduate financial aid, the recently enacted budget — which took effect July 1 and will terminate with the fiscal year on June 30, 2015 — saw a 4.5 percent increase in undergraduate financial aid.

July 8, 2014

Teenage education advocate to receive 2014 Liberty Medal

Yousafzai will receive the award during the 26th annual Liberty Medal ceremony, which will be held on October 21 at the National Constitution Center in Old City.

July 2, 2014

Chestnut Street closed for water main break damages

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Penn police and Philadelphia Police responded to a water main break near 37th and Chestnut Streets. Chestnut Street was closed between 36th Street and 38th Street for repairs.

July 1, 2014

Proposal for tobacco divestment dies without a vote

Board Chair David L. Cohen recognized the detrimental health effects of tobacco, but said that it does not constitute a “moral evil.” According to Penn’s divestment policy, areas being considered for divestment must qualify as “a moral evil implicating a core University value that is creating a substantial social injury.” Cohen also stressed that the Trustees are obligated to the growth and protection of the University’s endowment.

June 25, 2014

Wharton student takes center stage on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Rising Wharton sophomore Nick Silverio was selected to compete on the 11th season of the hit reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" after auditioning in Philadelphia.

"The whole process is definitely a TV show," Silverio said of the experience. "It's not just 'So You Think You Can Dance' — it's 'So You Think You Can Smile' and 'So You Think You Can Act.'"

June 24, 2014

Trustees opt against tobacco divestment

No trustees brought forward a resolution for tobacco divestment at Friday's meeting, despite massive support from Penn faculty and the University Council. Board members discussed alternative methods through which the University can voice its concerns over tobacco.

June 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton autographs copy of new book in Philadelphia

Despite speculation of a bid for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton gave attendees no inclination of her political plans. Buttons emblazoned with slogans like "Hillary 2016" and "Madame President" were spattered throughout the crowd.

June 18, 2014

Executive order cuts Saturday SEPTA strike short

Obama stepped in at the request of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, ordering a presidential emergency board to help negotiate an agreement between SEPTA and the two unions representing its locomotive engineers and electrical workers.

June 14, 2014

Faculty writers 'retreat' to rooftop lounge

Organized by faculty and funded by the two sponsoring schools, the retreat allowed 26 registered participants from 14 departments to focus uninterruptedly on their own writing. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. last week,  participants gathered in the Rooftop Lounge of Harnwell College House where   they spent each day writing with an hour break for lunch and socialization.

June 10, 2014

President Gutmann announces President's Engagement Prizes

Starting this year, seniors can apply for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which will provide up to three recipients with up to $150,000 to devise and implement a local, national or global engagement project during the year following their graduation from Penn.

June 9, 2014

Former Penn cancer researcher indicted for stealing federal funds

The Department of Justice charged Johnson with eleven total counts of theft and fraud, alleging that he “embezzled, stole and obtained by fraud” property from the United States Department of Defense.

May 31, 2014

State ban on same-sex marriage struck down

On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, rendering Pennsylvania the nineteenth state to embrace legalization. The decision followed a court case in which two Penn Law lecturers served as plaintiffs.

May 20, 2014

Family, friends remember Lauder student who died last week

Adventurous is one way to describe Zachary Woods. He and his brother Matthew “always like to do the crazy things,” recalled his younger sister Callie Woods.

May 12, 2014

Commencement speakers' words to grads through the ages

Jodie Foster and John McCain both think you have a lot of potential.

May 11, 2014

Q&A: NEC elects Devin Grossman as chair

Grossman plans

April 27, 2014

An end in sight for SAC moratorium

Under the Student Activities Councils' plan, the moratorium may partially lift after their first General Body Meeting of the fall semester, which typically falls in October.

April 23, 2014

Coach and Nick come to Penn

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., stars of New Girl, visited Penn last night promoting their new movie, "Let's Be Cops."

April 22, 2014

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