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Each year, thousands of students apply to be paid to conduct independent research or teach English abroad.
While undergraduates are busy biting hats on Hey Day, jumping in bouncy castles during Fling, or banding together to scream the night before the first economics midterm, graduate students live in a different world.
Receiving emails from Canvas for note takers is nothing unusual for Penn students. For some, sign language translators at lectures are not surprising either. While Student Disabilities Services is more than willing to provide necessary assistance, some students feel it hasn’t been able to reach aspects of college life outside the classroom.
NOMsense Bakery is ready to put Penn in a food coma.
Ladders and wooden planks were strewn across the floor while the entire building had a light smell of paint. The Institute of Contemporary Art was getting ready for another season, preparing to hold four new exhibitions, including the first major survey of photographer Barbara Kasten’s work.
If rap brings Eminem, Juicy J or O.T. Genasis first to mind, you haven’t seen the other side of hip-hop yet. Every week, NewzBeat anchors Lady Slyke and Survivor deliver their flow filled with news from all over the world.
Wearing suits every day and flocking to Huntsman Hall for OCR information sessions are not the only ways Wharton students chase their dreams. Nick Silverio, a Wharton sophomore, is pursuing his dance career while taking a short break from Penn.
It’s December in Washington, D.C. Public figures from Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor to Sen. Harry Reid to actress Emmy Rossum are flocking to the White House for President Obama’s holiday parties. Greeting them, no flyers in hand this time, are Penn performing arts groups.
After receiving a record-breaking number of early-decision applications this fall, Penn admitted 24 percent of its early-decision applicant pool, a drop of 1.3 percentage points from last year's 25.3 percent acceptance rate.
Since 2008, the number of Pell Grant recipients at Penn has risen by 60 percent.
For the fifth year in a row, no Penn student has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Penn will likely join a new college application platform for which a group of selective universities is soliciting proposals.
For high school students applying to Penn, clicking the submit button on the Common App is only the beginning of a nerve-racking process. Next come mock interviews, memorization of authors and keeping up with current events — all in preparation for an interview with a Penn alumnus.
Every day, hundreds of students and parents flock in and out of Irvine Auditorium to go on a campus tour. As visitors huddle around Benjamin Franklin’s statue in front of College Hall listening to tour guides, they are trying to figure out whether this is the place for them. And in a month, a new group of those prospective students will get their acceptance letters after the early decision round.
Here's what going on around the Ivies this week.
Penn received 5 percent more early decision applications this year compared to last year, reaching an all-time high of 5,390 applicants.
When admissions officers read early decision applications throughout the next month, they will be keeping an eye for indicators of sexual orientation.
There is less than a week remaining before early decision candidates for the Class of 2019 must submit their applications. In less than two months, around half of next year’s incoming class will have their acceptance letters in hand.
Several selective universities are accepting alternative application options after last year’s technical problems in the Common Application, but Penn has not changed its admissions policy.