As a Penn senior, I must admit I’m disappointed in the way this semester has turned out. I, like so many others, had great plans to make the most of my last months on campus. Our school’s athletes, actors, researchers, and students deserve such a better end.
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Former Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at Tuesday’s 2019 Global Order Colloquium at Perry World House, calling for urgent action to reverse climate change and criticizing President Donald Trump's handling of Iran.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a $2 million study this March on the feasibility of a hyperloop between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which would theoretically cut travel time between the cities to under 30 minutes. While Penn students from Pittsburgh said the hyperloop would provide a much-needed faster travel option, professors expressed skepticism over the necessity of the hyperloop.
Jeb Bush wants college students to start rising up.
Several international political figures, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, came to Penn's campus to speak about climate change policy at Perry World House's two-day 2019 Global Shifts Colloquium on Tuesday.
In a packed auditorium in Perry World House, students and faculty gathered to hear former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan speak about pressing economic issues the country is facing. During the hour-long talk, Greenspan addressed a range of topics, including the ongoing trade war with China and America’s mounting federal deficits.
A new Penn Medicine study found a treatment that shrinks pancreatic tumors in most patients in an early phase clinical trial.
Students and faculty from universities across the East Coast gathered on Penn's campus for the "State of Asian American Studies Summit." The day-long conference was dedicated to building intercollegiate networks, sharing resources, and advocating for academic programs focused on the experiences of Asian American people.
When it comes to fighting gun-related violence, individual state laws may not be enough.
Mathematics has traditionally faced issues of inclusivity — according to a recent New York Times report, there are only “perhaps a dozen black mathematicians among nearly 2,000 tenured faculty members in the nation’s top 50 math departments.” Now, a Penn program aims to change this statistic.
Philadelphia has moved closer to bringing electric scooters to its streets, as supporters of the scooters and lobbyists have urged the Philadelphia City Council to roll out a plan by this summer that would allow its use in the city.
By 2080, Philadelphia's climate will feel like today’s Memphis, Tenn. if current trends persist, according to a recent study. The report projects that Philadelphia's typical winter temperatures will rise by about 9.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Perry World House wants faculty to incorporate policy work into courses, and it will offer $10,000 in grants to three to five faculty members with the best proposals to do so.