With each Convocation, Penn President Amy Gutmann welcomes the “best and brightest” freshman to Penn, the most finest of institutions of higher education.
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On June 29 my roommate Tessa and I woke up at 6:00 a.m. to go, as we called it, Kaganing. For Tessa, a recent graduate of Western University in Washington, and for me, the prospect of witnessing part of Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings was almost too exciting to handle. Determined to score a ticket to the hearings, we planned to camp out in front of the Senate buildings.
For rising College junior Katie Berkowitz, it was July 3rd, not July 4th that inspired her patriotism.
At his June 9 arraignment, Wharton alumnus Travis Roesler, arrested for the possession of over $1 million worth of marijuana on May 26, was officially indicted with five charges.
A new program, led by Penn professors, will help a Beijing school understand why some fliers compel students to wash their hands, while others don’t quite persuade students to grab the nearest bottle of hand sanitizer.
Like many other students lingering at Penn beyond May 11, rising College senior Meredith Perry is keeping busy with class this summer. She is conducting research for her senior thesis and taking a required physics class. It’s “nice to get it over with in one month,” rather than take a three and a half month physics course during senior year, Perry said.
Starting today at noon until 2pm, the Radian Plaza will host a farmer's market featuring healthy snacks and locally grown produce. The market will be held every Friday until July 30.
As a part of Penn’s Arts and the City Year, Gregory brought in Zagar, a local muralist, to work with residents to create a mosaic covering the Gregory Class of 1925 Greenhouse. Twenty students worked on the mural over the weekend and Zagar put in the finishing touches early this week.
A group of students dressed in drag and bishop hats — together with a gallon of iced tea and a cardboard cut-out of Senator John McCain — faced off in the Philomathean Society’s second annual human chess game on Saturday.
When former Mexican President Vicente Fox came to Penn, there was one major point of contention: he received his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Amid a chorus of chanting, drumming and singing, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign member Jeff Rousset said, “I might get arrested later.”
At this year’s Wharton Finance Conference, Edward DeSeve claimed, “I have no authority. I have no power.”
Gottahava Wawa? Wawa Director of Product Development Lynn Hochberg is happy to hear it.
Despite his history of social activism and an upcoming California gubernatorial campaign, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told a crowd of Penn students yesterday that he is “the most unlikely guy to be sitting here in front of you.”
While Penn’s relationship with the West Philadelphia community has been tumultuous in the past, last night a group of community leaders and educators discussed Penn’s recent focus on interacting positively with its neighbor.