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Kristen Grabarz


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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

Penn security guards enjoy Fling, too

Do you remember that time you tried to carry five bagels out of Commons in your pocket?

April 13, 2014

SPEC completes final Spring Fling preparations

Spring Fling’s food, carnival, and concert don’t appear overnight.

Multiple branches of the Social Planning and Events Committee, have been hard at work all year, planning and preparing for this weekend’s Fling attractions and events.

April 10, 2014

Faculty and security brace themselves for Fling

Students aren’t the only ones preparing for Spring Fling this weekend. Faculty and Security personnel are bracing themselves as well – but in different ways.

April 9, 2014

Undergraduate Assembly elects its remainder of new executive board

The Undergraduate Assembly held internal elections on Sunday afternoon to elect its executive board for the upcoming year.

April 7, 2014

Five Questions with Joyce Kim, newly elected UA President

After a particularly exciting election season, College junior Joyce Kim was elected as the new Undergraduate Assembly President, the first female UA President since the position's inception in 2010.

March 31, 2014

UA election results postponed after charges filed against Gabe Delaney, Julie Bittar

Delaney and Bittar deny all accusations

March 28, 2014

A conversation with Ra Ra Riot bassist Mat Santos

Indie rock band Ra Ra Riot will be opening for David Guetta at Spring Fling on April 11. The Daily Pennsylvanian had a conversation with bassist Mathieu Santos about his experience and Ra Ra Riot’s musical evolution.

What sparked your interest in music?

Well, I guess personally I just sort of grew up with a lot of it around, especially in my house.

March 27, 2014

Name left off electronic ballot during early hours of Undergraduate Assembly elections

Engineering sophomore Jacob Henner, who is running for Undergraduate Assembly School of Engineering and Applied Sciences representative, was not listed among his fellow candidates when the initial ballot went online last night.

March 24, 2014

UA budget increases SAC and Hey Day funds

After an unusually long budget season, the Undergraduate Assembly passed the budget for the 2014-2015 academic year at their meeting on Sunday night.

March 24, 2014

BREAKING: And the fling headliner is...

SPEC announced made the announcement at an event in Perelman Quadrangle.

March 20, 2014

Second Spring Fling opener announced

The Social Planning and Events Committee announced today that “indie-pop darlings” Ra Ra Riot have been added to the Fling lineup.

March 19, 2014

UA budget meeting sees unexpected amendment proposal

While no rules were broken, since only UA members can propose amendments, the last-minute proposition marked a deviation from typical budget proceedings and resulted in confusion among UA members and meeting attendees.

March 17, 2014

First Fling opener announced

The Spring Fling concert will take place on April 11.

March 16, 2014

Failed impeachment casts a long shadow

Sunday’s closed executive meeting of the Undergraduate Assembly contributed to a postponement of the annual budget process, leaving other branches of student government without an official budget allocation until March 23.

March 5, 2014

UA postpones budget after petition to impeach president

The petition to impeach the UA president fell short by one vote, sources say

March 4, 2014

Why we can't have Beyonce for Spring Fling

The Social Planning and Events Committee would have to spend more than 11 times its $175,000 Spring Fling grant to afford Queen Bey’s reported $2 million dollar fee.

February 27, 2014

Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement 'likely' to make a return appearance at Fling

Last year, the Bureau issued 31 citations to students at 2 off-campus parties during Fling

February 26, 2014

Discovering black history on Locust Walk

Every Monday, the multipurpose room of W.E.B Du Bois College House takes on a purpose all its own.

February 24, 2014

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