As Harvard University’s widely publicized affirmative action trial comes to an end, members of the Penn community and the rest of higher education are left to take stock of its findings.
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At the University Council meeting Wednesday, administrators talked of their global engagement initiatives and the progress of the ongoing Power of Penn campaign, which is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the University’s history.
This semester, Wharton's notoriously selective finance and consulting clubs made mandatory changes to their application processes to ease the stress that comes with the club recruitment process. Just a few weeks past the club application deadline, freshmen and club leaders have generally expressed positive reactions to the changes, though not all finance and consulting clubs have implemented them.
On Oct. 7, less than a month before the early decision admissions deadline, 113 high school seniors from 32 states across the country arrived on campus as part of the Penn Early Exploration Program.
Choosing to live off campus can be a big decision for students, and finances often play a significant role. When moving off campus, students on financial aid in particular often face complicated cost obstacles.
Student Financial Services announced four initiatives intended to help “highly-aided” students navigate Penn and focus on their academic and professional growth rather than having to worry about finances.
Former President Barack Obama urged students and local residents to enact change and vote for Democrats in the upcoming November elections at a campaign rally in Philadelphia.
The Trump administration's increasingly stringent policies around international visas have rattled Penn's prospective students from abroad, but not dissuaded them from applying. In fact, according to admissions data, the University has seen a growing number of international applicants since President Trump took office.
University administrators recently implemented new regulations limiting the number of courses undergraduates can take per semester and extending the pass/fail deadline. The move, which comes as a part of a University-wide wellness initiative, has prompted a mixture of reactions from students.
Colleges and universities across the country are starting to court "once-overlooked" transfer students, the New York Times announced in an article this month. Penn, however, has been doing so for years.
The Penn Newman Center, the pastoral center for Penn’s Catholic ministry, is moving to a different location for the first time since 1970.
The Toll Public Interest Center at Penn Law recently created and filled a new position called the Director of Social Justice Programs. Emily R. Sutcliffe, a graduate student who is earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Penn, was hired for the position.
Penn is home to some of the greatest scholars in academia, many of whom publish research on a wide range of topics. Some professors have also earned reputations that extend beyond their academic work.
Since on-campus recruiting began its shift to the fall from the spring approximately two years ago, trends in Penn study abroad programs have shifted too. Data shows that there has been an increase in students studying abroad in the spring semester and in less conventional study abroad programs over the summer and during school breaks.
Several of the Spring Fling artists invited by the Social Planning and Events Committee for 2018 are "throwback artists," a decision which has prompted mixed responses from students.
Aspiring student leaders took to the floor on Monday and Tuesday to debate hot-button issues ahead of the Undergraduate Assembly elections this week. In between discussing their platforms, student leaders raised a range of critiques on the current state of affairs, from University initiatives to school culture.
At Philadelphia's "March for Our Lives" event on March 24, thousands of students, teachers, and other Philadelphia residents packed the march route, carrying painted signs and chanting slogans against gun violence.
Walking down Locust Walk, it is not uncommon to see fellow Quakers sporting Penn apparel. And while the University undoubtedly supports the public display of "Penn pride," the process of licensing Penn's logo — whether it be for sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, or any other trinkets — comes at a cost.
As Amazon narrows down choices for its second headquarters — a list of 20 which includes Philadelphia — the second most valuable company in the United States may be opening a delivery service right next to Penn's Campus.
At least six midterm examinations have been postponed after Penn suspended University operations on Thursday because of the citywide parade for the Philadelphia Eagles.