Rebeca Tenney

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Grad students find options off campus

When only one of Penn’s residence houses — Sansom Place — offers graduate student housing, it isn’t difficult to see that on-campus housing options for graduate students are limited.

A day at the Working Dog Center

It’s just before 7 a.m. on a cold sunny morning when I arrive at Penn’s South Bank, where I am greeted by three of the puppies I had met two months ago at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s grand opening.

Medical schools hit by lab mice losses in Sandy's wake

When Hurricane Sandy swept across the East Coast last week, thousands of valuable research mice and rats at New York University’s Langone Medical Center perished as the unprecedented storm surge flooded the basement of the school’s Smilow Research Center.

Penn graduate students follow unique paths to higher education

About 25 percent of this year’s incoming School of Veterinary Medicine class consists of students over the age of 25, according to the school’s admissions office. At the Perelman School of Medicine, more than 60 percent of incoming students over the past two years were non-traditional.

LEAPP brings medical students closer to patients

The program, called LEAPP — Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspectives — pairs two students with one patient suffering from a chronic illness. It is mandatory for all first-year Medical students, and lasts for 18 months.

Penn Vet opens new Working Dog Center

The Working Dog Center, which opened at Penn’s South Bank on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, will house the inaugural class of working dogs, two of which will go on to serve in Penn’s police force.

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