As they walk up to receive their diplomas at Commencement, seniors are immeasurably different than they were the first time they set foot in the quad. Now, graduating seniors have the chance to reflect on their transformations over their four years at Penn.
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Although hundreds of students walk by it almost every day, few have set foot inside the Sweeten Alumni House off College Green, and even fewer know the full extent of its secrets.
Before there was Kesha, David Guetta, Fling tanks and fried Oreos in the quad, there was Skimmer — though its festivities often took a turn for the disruptive.
The opportunity to join a society doesn’t end when Penn students graduate. The Penn Fund offers membership to several giving societies, through which alumni can maintain their Penn roots by donating to the University.
Members of the incoming freshman class may not have to sit through hours of writing seminar.
Ever wonder how much money alumni donate to Penn? The Penn Fund, founded in 1927, aims to raise funds from alumni to go towards University expenses including student financial aid. Alumni who donate $2,500 and more receive the notation of being a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society. To become a member of the Ivy Stone Society, a Penn alumnus must donate for three or more consecutive years. Seniors for the Penn Fund consist of current seniors.
The University named Noelle Melartin as the new director of the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives on Tuesday.
The first-ever first-generation college students conference was held at Brown University this past weekend.
Superstar producer Marc Platt, namesake of the Platt Performing Arts House and 1979 College graduate, has worked in television, film and on Broadway — but his roots are at Penn. Responsible for blockbusters like "Wicked," "Legally Blonde" and, most recently, "Into the Woods," Platt has not forgotten his involvement in performing arts during his time as a student. The Daily Pennsylvanian caught up with the mega-successful producer to reflect on Penn and discuss works-in-progress.
Although Penn alumnus and cartoonist Charles Addams is most commonly linked to Penn by the similarities between College Hall and the Addams Family mansion, one building embodies some of the creepy and kooky aspects of his famed cartoons.
Yesterday evening, Penn alumna Feminista Jones spoke at the Kelly Writers House’s Feminism/s series. Feminista is a social worker, black feminist and community activist. She has over 44,000 followers on Twitter and is responsible for creating hashtags that sparked global attention like #YouOkSis to address street harassment and the National Moment of Silence #NMOS14 to address issues of police brutality.
One Wharton graduate is doing something a bit sweeter with his MBA degree.
While the Admissions Office continues to work towards its goal of interviewing 100 percent of applicants, the effectiveness of the program remains unclear.
Nature sounds, a box of Nature Valley granola bars, sleeping bags and empty cans of Fanta occupied group study room 225 in Education Commons over the weekend. It wasn’t being used by Penn students trying to get ahead in their syllabi — but rather by four high school students who participated in PennApps Winter this past weekend.
From fashion to prison, the Daily Pennsylvanian took a look at alumni changing the world for better and for worse.
Did you know that over 365,000 animals are used in experiments at Penn?
Jared Bernstein, a former chief economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, argued that income inequality in the United States not only affects individuals experiencing it but the nation as a whole.
Taking an SNL-inspired route, the Mask and Wig Club’s fall show “An Eye for an Island” will feature more digital media.
Zixuan Gao didn’t spend her last free summer like a typical rising college freshman.