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Senior Column by Manlu Liu | Be kind to student journalists

(05/29/20 8:29pm)

When I first joined The Daily Pennsylvanian in the fall of my first year, I despised speaking on the phone. I learned English as a second language in elementary school and retained a deep fear of being misunderstood. In middle school, I placed calls to a local high school assistant principal to fundraise for a club. The principal never called me back. He eventually told my club leader that he couldn’t understand me in the voicemail. After the incident, I begged my parents to make all doctor and dentist appointments for me. I stopped calling anyone important.

‘Carey Law’ changes its shortened name back to ‘Penn Law’ after extensive backlash

(11/18/19 8:28pm)

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School will change its short-form name back to "Penn Law" from "Carey Law" after widespread backlash from the law school community. In the fall of 2022, the shortened name will become "Penn Carey Law," Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger announced Monday. More than 3,000 law students and alumni signed a petition demanding the school change its short-form name back to "Penn Law," arguing employers would not recognize the new name and that "Carey Law" is not as prestigious as "Penn Law."

Penn grad Gregg Semenza, a 2019 Nobel Prize recipient, describes his road to success

(10/14/19 5:50am)

On Christmas Eve in the 1990s, Gregg Semenza and his colleague Josef Prchal hunched over a manuscript, debating with each other on the phone. Semenza was in Baltimore and Prchal was in Birmingham, Ala. The two had been working late in their labs making final edits to the research paper they hoped to resubmit to a journal. He and Semenza “[changed] the manuscript 50 times," Prchal said, but the two scientists were not yet satisfied. 

SHS Director Giang Nguyen leaves Penn with a legacy of improving health care for minorities

(11/04/19 4:24am)

In his early thirties, Giang Nguyen was back in a classroom, taking notes from professors' lectures. Nguyen was studying for his fourth degree — a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Penn. He had just graduated from a three-year medical residency program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, during which he worked up to 120 hours a week and drove from his home to the hospital at 4:30 a.m. when few cars crept through the streets.