Instead of studying organic chemistry to become a doctor, applicants to an early acceptance program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine are allowed to study Chaucer or ceramics instead.
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In addition to posting photos and messages, social network users can now share their dreams online.
Some students look no further than Penn to find their dream internships.
While most Penn students are packing their bags and boarding trains or planes, some are staying on campus for Thanksgiving break.
No longer the jumpsuit-clad Uzi Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums, Jonah Meyerson is all grown up.
Besides hosting their own shows and singing at campus functions, Penn’s a cappella groups receive some unique requests.
A new website now permits college applicants to buy coveted admissions materials: successful applications to the Ivy League.
In response to the community’s increasing online-only research needs, Penn Libraries administrators claim that libraries will not become obsolete.
As high schoolers apply to colleges this fall, many international students weigh the costs of attending an American university.
On Oct. 22, 37 students had the unique opportunity to tour the United Nations and mingle with alumni in their major.
Though hundreds of students study abroad each semester, reports indicate that minority students may be hesitant to do so.
Just in time for the U.S. Department of State’s travel alert in Europe, Penn has created a new way of keeping students and faculty abroad safe.
Political Science departments across the country are shrinking their faculty, but this trend does not prove true at Penn.
Ei-ichi Negishi, who earned his doctoral degree in chemistry at Penn in 1963, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday.
For next year’s freshmen, fun and games won’t end with New Student Orientation. The academic theme for the 2011-12 academic year is the Year of Games, the Office of the Provost announced Tuesday.
Professors have been using software to check for plagiarized essays for years, but now the same might be done for admissions essays.
In addition to starting their first college classes, getting to know their roommate and learning their way around Philadelphia, some freshmen began the year vying for spots on Penn’s dance teams.
After years of student discussion and requests, the English department announced a Journalistic Writing minor earlier this week.
A new semester means course selection, and for many students, course syllabi play a decisive role.
Penn’s study abroad office welcomes a new face this month — Study Abroad Director Barbara Gorka.