A new Penn student organization is serving first-generation, low-income undergraduates in engineering and technology.
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Hitomi Yoshida, former manager of diversity programs at Penn Museum, has taken over as office coordinator for the Pan-Asian American Community House. Yoshida replaces Kusum Soin, who retired in May after holding the role for more than 18 years.
Penn Law School Dean Ted Ruger has announced several new initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion. The move comes after a summer of controversial remarks from Penn Law professor Amy Wax.
Penn’s yield rate reached 70 percent for the Class of 2023 after the most selective round of admissions in the University’s history.
An active shootout near Temple University between an armed suspect and police has passed its fifth hour.
The FBI obtained evidence of the 2019 national college admissions scandal from Phillip Esformes, the parent who bribed a former coach to help ensure his son's admission to Penn, three years before the scandal broke.
A man previously sentenced to life in prison 25 years ago has been freed from state prison after the Philadelphia prosecutor’s office told the court he was “likely innocent,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday. He was wrongfully convicted for the shooting of Penn student Tae-Jung Ho.
The Greenfield Intercultural Center is searching for its first full-time FGLI Program coordinator to manage its initiatives for first-generation, low-income students.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden earned a higher annual salary as a Penn professor than as vice president, according to tax returns released by his campaign on July 9.
Penn has purchased the most expensive per-square-foot office building in Philadelphia for a total of $99.25 million.
Rafael Robb, a former Penn economics professor and convicted murderer, has requested court permission to travel to Israel for family matters, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Wednesday. Prosecutors and family members of the victim have publicly opposed the request.
Two workers were stranded on top of the scaffolding that partially collapsed on the east side of Van Pelt Library on June 17.
Top business schools will halt tuition increases in the midst of a nationwide decline in applications. Wharton, however, will raise its first-year tuition from $78,948 to $81,378 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Wharton School announced on May 22 that Diana Robertson will serve as the new vice dean of Wharton undergraduate programs. Robertson, a Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor, will replace current vice dean Lori Rosenkopf on July 1.
Early on May 20, graduates, families, and alumni gathered at Franklin Field to attend Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony. The event featured a speech from Bryan Stevenson, an award-winning author and criminal justice reform advocate, who called on graduates to rethink racial injustices existing in present day United States.
As information continues to surface from scandals both nationwide and at Penn, students are raising questions about the role money plays in the admissions process.
Students vying for admission to Penn will be able to participate in a rebranded tour, that began this semester, which focuses on student experiences rather than traditional facts and figures.
Penn received 44,960 applications for the Class of 2023, which was more than a one percent increase from last year's applicant pool.
Penn will begin offering an online bachelor’s degree program for the first time starting in fall 2019, which will replace the evening and weekend LPS classes that Penn has offered for more than 100 years.
Like most universities, Penn does not have a standard system for fact-checking applications. Admissions officers perform initial reviews in as little as four minutes, and a call to a high school guidance counselor or an email to an applicant is as thorough as checks get.