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Lianna Serko


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Student group funding: an imperfect process

There are 18 sources of alternate funding other than the Student Activities Council. However, students who must rely solely on these alternate funds are less than pleased with both their availability and distribution.

April 24, 2014

In Philadelphia schools, national standards clash with local realities

This past fall, Sayre High School students in a program called "Leaders of Change" examined how Philadelphia and state schools function and came to a stark conclusion: their school system is failing them.

February 25, 2014

Housing construction continues for homeless

Residences for homeless families that have recently begun construction will include a variety of services sponsored by the People’s Emergency Center.

December 1, 2013

Venture capital in Philadelphia at five-year high

Though, nationally, the number of venture capital deals has decreased.

November 17, 2013

Campus groups raise relief funds for Philippines typhoon

All of the events headlining Asian Pacific American Heritage Week will now have donation jars on site.

November 11, 2013

Philadelphia a biotech jobs hotspot

The ease of conducting clinical trials and development opportunities for early stage companies in Philadelphia have made the city one of the top 10 cities in the country for biotechnology jobs.

November 6, 2013

Girl Scouts at Penn introduces STEM to young girls

Girls Understanding Technology and Science event on Nov. 23 will host 75 girls from the West Philadelphia Girl Scouts service units.

November 4, 2013

Career survey: upward trend in grad employment

The preliminary report of the Career Plans Survey for the Class of 2013 shows full-time employment has increased to 65 percent from 64 percent for the Class of 2012.

November 3, 2013

Penn design students form Bike Collective

The group will hold courses about urban biking and advocate for bike reform in University City.

October 31, 2013

Penn's Ase Academy celebrates 15th birthday

The academy helps West Philadelphia students prepare for high school and college.

October 23, 2013

HubBub owner talks Monday's grand opening

Drew Crockett will open his coffee shop at 3736 Spruce St. on Monday morning.

October 19, 2013

Choosing a job: it's more than just a location

Recent college graduates should consider the job market strength of a particular city as they look for employment.

October 15, 2013

On a hunt with Career Services

The hunt hopes to promote social media presence and get students involved.

October 7, 2013

Penn Political Coalition launches nonpartisan fund

PoCo, the umbrella organization for political student groups, will launch a $7,500 fund for policy and politics-related programming on campus.

October 4, 2013

Prof: Fundraising plan for city schools unlikely to succeed

The city plans to sell closed and unoccupied school buildings to raise funds.

September 18, 2013

Ten years later, alum takes in West Philly ‘sister’

After being matched together seven years ago, little sister Ashana Davenport now lives with her big sister in California.

September 11, 2013

Thai Singha restaurant closes temporarily

Thai Singha will reopen at 3900 Chestnut Street in late October.

September 4, 2013

Career Services: A support for LGBTQ students

New Drexel partnership reveals existing Penn career assistance for LGBTQ students.

August 28, 2013

Intern death questions banking culture

A 21-year-old University of Michigan student intern at Bank of America’s London office died suddenly on Aug. 15.

August 21, 2013

On-campus recruiting sees more employers

As the school year comes to an end and Career Services begins analyzing this year’s data for on-campus recruiting, the “Class of 2013 has had a very successful recruitment year,” Director of Career Services Pat Rose said.

May 7, 2013

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