While some Penn professors may choose to take advantage of the summer to relax, several recently braved heat and humidity to complete in an ultramarathon, running a combined distance longer than five marathons over the course of a single day.
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The Syrian Civil War, which has devastated the nation since 2011, has not only exacted a heavy toll on the nation’s people, but also on the archives of its rich culture and history.
Two New Jersey bills designed to help prevent college suicides have taken an important step in moving toward passage in the state Senate. The bills — named after former College freshman Madison Holleran, who committed suicide in January 2014 — could be passed as early as this year.
Many high school students would dream of receiving even a handful of college acceptance letters, but incoming Wharton freshman Arianna Alexander had to turn down 25 other offers of admission when she chose to attend Penn.
Penn Glee Club’s members got the chance to spend two weeks earlier this summer visiting Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany, visiting landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and singing for hundreds of people.
Although many Penn graduate students head into the workforce when they finish their studies, not many immediately start working full time as the CEO of their own company after graduation. 2015 Wharton MBA graduate Julia Kurnik, however, achieved that feat, starting her post-graduation life by working full time on the startup that she founded in May 2014.
As candidates continue to enter the 2016 presidential election and spar with each other over issues ranging from same-sex marriage to tax reform, one Penn-founded website is doing its best to help voters know whether or not what the politicians are saying is actually true.
Few Penn students can say that they have appeared in a film that had the biggest-ever opening for a musical movie. But when “Pitch Perfect 2” debuted on May 15 and earned almost $70 million over its first weekend, the members of Penn’s South Asian all-male a cappella group, Penn Masala, earned that distinction.