It’s common knowledge that Penn has produced some of the most notable leaders in various industries and fields. A statistic many hold onto is our production of more billionaires than any other university. Many students chose Penn in hopes of benefiting from this extensive alumni network and perhaps utilizing the university’s resources and title to build a legacy for themselves. But what most Penn students do not realize is that they are too fixated on an unrealistic dream, built on wealth and pre-professionalism, and fundamentally lack what it takes to one day be a notable Penn alumni.
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Jay Kislak, the namesake of the Van Pelt Library Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, died on Oct. 3 at age 96.
Performing arts groups have long struggled to secure rehearsal and performance space at Penn, but this semester the task has become even more challenging.
From leaders in the technology industry to high-ranking members in the Department of Justice, Penn alumni hold prominent leadership positions across the country. While many of Penn's best-known graduates lived around Locust Walk when they were students, others, like Jon Huntsman Jr., lived some 10 blocks away. After some investigation, The Daily Pennsylvanian presents a quick guide to where some of Penn's most celebrated alumni took refuge while they were on campus:
From politicians to comedians, Penn students saw a wide range of celebrities on campus this academic year. Here are 10 of the most memorable:
With more than 45 different student-run performing arts organizations and more than 60 performances each year, Penn's arts and culture scene is both visible and vibrant.
With only two weeks until Election Day, most major polls are showing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the strong favorite for president. But for Pennsylvania, the results voters can expect on Nov. 8 are still anyone’s guess.
The hype over this year’s presidential election is palpable on Penn’s campus. Whether students are bumping into voter registration tables on Locust Walk, getting a photo with Penn alumna and Hillary Clinton advocate Elizabeth Banks or playing a debate drinking game, reminders of the rapidly-approaching eighth of November are everywhere. But has campus always been this energetic during times of political significance?
1996 College graduate and actress Elizabeth Banks came to Penn Monday to support Hillary Clinton and encourage Penn students to vote in November. Here are five things we learned about her life and political views:
1996 College graduate Elizabeth Banks was on campus on Monday, in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
As the sound of students’ voices belting out the hit single, “Fight Song,” serenaded Penn’s LGBT Center, it was clear that something big was about to happen. Moments later, 1996 College graduate Elizabeth Banks stepped out and greeted a crowd of her fellow Quakers, met by cheering and waving.
1996 College graduate and actress Elizabeth Banks came to Penn to encourage students to register and vote for Hillary Clinton this November.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Joe Biden is on campus. That said, the Vice President isn’t the only celeb strolling down Locust Walk today. Penn Alum Elizabeth Banks is joining Penn for Hillary and Penn Dems today, to register voters! She will be at the LGBT Center from 4:30 to 6pm. So drop everything and head over. There will always be another class/recitation/midterm but how often do you get to hang out with a famous person? Also, voting is important. Your professors will understand.
Whether you're looking to spend some time off campus or trying to find something to do in the area, we've collected a few of the most interesting events happening around Philadelphia this week.
Congratulations Penn, we did it! The New York Times has graced us with a shout-out. Since we’re a polite university, it’s only natural for us to write a thank you note to our NYT pals.
Penn alum Elizabeth Banks is set to host Saturday Night Live on November 14th, finally proving that maybe there is a point to studying Communication.
Here at UTB, we're committed to making the web a more beautiful place. That's why starting now, we'll be regularly reviewing websites that belong to Penn's many student organizations. There's a lot of embarrassingly neglected domains, questionable content, and sorority sites that have been hacked by Chinese gamblers out there, and we want to share them with you, the world wide web.
Few Penn students can say that they have appeared in a film that had the biggest-ever opening for a musical movie. But when “Pitch Perfect 2” debuted on May 15 and earned almost $70 million over its first weekend, the members of Penn’s South Asian all-male a cappella group, Penn Masala, earned that distinction.
As the Class of 2015 began their Penn careers four years ago, William and Kate, Adele and Occupy movements were likely on the tongues of many freshmen during New Student Orientation. The Daily Pennsylvanian took a look at some of the hot topics of 2011 and how they’ve changed (or stayed the same).