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Second-year medical student Ari Frosch’s death on Sept. 22 was declared a suicide, The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, Mass. reported this week.
At Penn’s 260th Commencement this morning, playwright, composer and self-described “painfully aware” Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the “dear, terrified graduates,” encouraging them to tell the stories of their lives.
Penn’s campus reacted with shock and sadness to news of Wharton junior Ao “Olivia” Kong’s death on Monday. Students mourned their classmate at a candlelight vigil on Monday night and took to social media to express their memories of Kong as well as their discontent with Penn’s culture.
A large crowd of students gathered last night for a candlelight vigil on College Green to remember the life of Wharton junior Olivia Kong.
Adding to a long list of renovations projects beginning on campus next fall, David Rittenhouse Laboratory will also close for renovations for the 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Trustees announced Monday night.
A bicycle theft on Monday night left four young men handcuffed on Locust Walk between 39th and 40th streets.
Each semester, reporters and editors from The Daily Pennsylvanian meet with Penn President Amy Gutmann to discuss major initiatives and hot topics. These are the top things we learned from our meeting with Gutmann last Wednesday:
This year’s Commencement speech will be delivered by the “10 dollar founding father” — or at least the man who plays him.
A Penn administrator may have been misrepresenting his educational background, according to an article retraction by an independent student-run blog at Pennsylvania State University.
On the afternoon of Jan. 12, a woman was hit by a car on Locust Street between 40th and 41st streets, closing traffic at the intersection.
As Penn students prepare for final exams and a restful winter break, the several hundred international students who travel to Penn to study abroad are planning to return home.
As the semester draws to a close, students studying abroad took a moment to reflect back on their best and worst memories from their semesters.
For many students, study abroad is an integral part of their undergraduate experience. But for others, study abroad is fundamentally incompatible with their studies at Penn. Penn data show that study abroad heavily favors College and Wharton students who choose to go in the fall of their junior years.
When disaster struck in Paris last week, Penn Abroad went into emergency mode.
Ayan Aidid was meandering through the streets of Prague after dinner with friends. Luis Ferre Sadurni was in a Spanish bar in Paris. Gabriela Vidal-Irizarry was having dinner with her aunt. Peter Herbst was on his way home from a day of solitary museum visits. Hannah Fagin was making her way to her friend’s apartment. I was in the middle of an interview in a cramped AirBnB in Brussels.
Last March, College sophomore and Daily Pennsylvanian Sports Photo Editor Ilana Wurman received notice that the summer study abroad program in Tel Aviv she had considered was canceled. The notice, which was sent in an email, gave no explanation for the cancellation.
Finding friends while abroad may be easy, but making friends with the locals is an entirely different challenge.
“Tell me about France!” Nigel Cossar exclaims from the other end of a Skype call, his Australian accent immediately apparent. The newly appointed Director of Penn Abroad, Cossar is a cool mixture of comfortable warmth and persistent drive — his enthusiasm for his new appointment is evident as he asks me about my study abroad program in Paris.
In a school of 10,000 undergraduates, many students find that they have solidified the majority of their friends by the end of their freshman or sophomore years. But for students studying abroad, the experience often comes with the extra challenge of being forced to find new friends more than halfway through their college experience.