Kristen Grabarz


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Making an effort to find more Rhodes, Marshall scholars

It’s been more than four years since Penn has had a Rhodes Scholar ? but the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships has revamped the fellowship application process in an effort to add Penn names to the ranks of scholars.

For the first time, Penn put in place a faculty review committee to review and interview applicants for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships, three competitive awards for American students to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland and select finalists to receive Penn’s official endorsement.

Prior to the committee’s instatement, students were welcome to apply and receive Penn’s endorsement so long as they satisfied the minimum requirements for the fellowships.















Penn successfully reaccredited for the next decade

Penn graduates can hang their degrees with pride for another ten years, thanks to the University’s reaccreditation earlier this summer.

On June 26, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the University’s accreditation after a rigorous process rooting back to October 2012.


Steam leak in Wistar Institute sends one person to hospital

At approximately 7:52 a.m., Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Penn Police responded to a call for a strong odor and steam coming from the Wistar Institute at 3601 Spruce St. , according to the Division of Public Safety. The steam leak resulted in one person being sent to HUP for evaluation.


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.




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