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Some CIS courses are so overloaded that students wait more than an hour for homework help

(12/06/18 1:49am)

Students taking the computer science course CIS 120 can spend more than an hour waiting to meet a teaching assistant for help on their homework assignments — even though the class has more than 36 full-time TAs. This is just one of the many repercussions of the recent spike in the popularity of programming classes at Penn. 

After surprising triumph in Chicago, Penn Quiz Bowl gears up for another national tournament

(04/20/18 2:06am)

Students of the Penn Quiz Bowl team returned to campus last weekend triumphant after earning top spots at a national tournament. Now, they are gearing up to compete again this Saturday at the Academic Competition Federation Nationals, which is at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Penn basketball alum denied early release from jail, will serve until 2022

(03/30/18 10:53pm)

Former Penn basketball player Tyrone Gilliams, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for wire fraud schemes in Oct. 2013, was denied early release by a federal judge this week. The latest ruling by United States District Judge Deborah A. Batts means Gilliams, 51, will remain in prison until 2022.