Nursing senior Julia Moon often bikes home after class like many other undergraduates. But while most students head west to their dorms or apartments, Moon bikes east. She lives in a Center City townhouse on 26th and South streets.
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Every year since 2006, a handful of international students from developing countries have found in their Penn acceptance letters an added surprise — significant financial assistance and the title of “Penn World Scholar.”
Lu Gan, a member of the class of 2013, died July 30 after a long illness.
Instead of getting into work-mode after a relaxing summer, many Penn students are simply switching gears — from summer jobs or internships to fall classes.
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced this week that University Trustee and Making History Campaign co-chairs Robert Levy and Diane Levy have made a $5 million gift for faculty support.
Students spending the summer in Philadelphia can take advantage of Philly’s food culture for cheap during University City Dining Days.
Andrea Mitchell, host of NBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and Rosemary Mazanet, CEO of DiabetesAmerica and general partner of Apelles Investment Management in New York have been named co-chairs of “Making History,” Penn’s capital fund raising campaign.
Penn alumnus Rabbi Josh Joseph has been named the Vice President of Yeshiva University in New York City. This role will be added to his current position as YU Chief of Staff.
In their sophomore year of college, a small group of Penn undergrads started hanging out in a Wharton classroom, bouncing around ideas. By the summer after their junior year, four of them —Wharton students Nat Turner and Zachary Weinberg and Engineering students Michael Provenzano and Scott Becker —had founded and were operating an advertising company out of an apartment in Fishtown by day, and sleeping on air mattresses in the same apartment at night.
PennMOVES held its annual community sale June 5, during which the service group sold students’ donated items at a low cost. Proceeds went to organizations identified by the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a volunteer-based community service group.
The 13-member Presidential Commission for the Study of Biological Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, will convene for its first public meeting in Washington on July 8-9.
Newsweek’s Senior Washington Correspondent, columnist, and NBC and MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman will teach a 3-session mini course at the Kelly Writers House this fall.
According to the University’s most recent IRS 990 form, Penn President Amy Gutmann brought home a total compensation of $1,367,004 in calendar year 2008 — about $500,000 more than her base compensation of $859,857.
Pretenders lead singer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and animal rights activist Chrissie Hynde is scheduled to lead a demonstration today sponsored by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to a PETA press release.
Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild gave Penn’s World Scholars Program a $1 million gift on May 18, with the intention of supporting a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.
Following the Year of Food and the Year of Evolution, the 2009-2010 Arts and the City Year has been “extraordinarily successful in realizing its ambitions,” according to a statement from Provost Vincent Price.
Students struggling to pay upwards of $1,000 for a semester’s textbooks may find some relief with Penn Bookstore’s textbook rental, which will be offered next fall.
Amid rising stress levels and rapidly approaching finals, students may find outlets for stress relief through University initiatives.
The very young prospective students you saw around campus Thursday may have been your professors’ kids.
When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted last week, it produced enough volcanic ash to disrupt Europe’s air traffic — and millions of passengers’ travel plans, including those of some Penn students and faculty members.