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Penn removes portrait of former GSE dean with alleged history of sexual harassment

(04/11/18 4:06am)

The Graduate School of Education removed a portrait of former GSE Dean Dell Hymes from its building on Thursday after students put posters next to the picture detailing Hymes’ history of alleged sexual harassment and discrimination during his tenure as dean of the school from 1975 to 1987.

After unionizing setbacks, grad students say advocacy efforts frustrated by administrators

(04/03/18 3:32am)

Members of Graduate Employees Together — University of Pennsylvania say they are still focused on campaigning for change for graduate students despite withdrawing their petition for a union vote in February — a decision made over fears that the Penn administration would oppose and prevent legal unionization.

When Penn introduced faculty-student relations ban, most Ivies had already done the same

(04/08/18 11:59pm)

A new policy banning all sexual relations between undergraduate students and faculty members at Penn went into effect on March 28. This restriction — which applies to academic advisors and program advisors as well — marks a shift from the previous rule that prohibited faculty-student sexual relations “during the period of the faculty-student relationship.” 

Wharton gears up to select inaugural batch of Moelis Advance Access fellows

(04/12/18 12:29am)

The application deadline has officially passed for the new Moelis Advance Access Program, which allows Penn seniors to apply for an advance spot in the Wharton MBA program before they graduate. The program allows students to take two to four years off to work while maintaining a guaranteed spot in the MBA program when they return — similar to a program offered by Harvard Business School.

Dozens of Penn students, faculty gather in the rain to protest gun violence on Thursday

(02/22/18 6:45pm)

Dozens of Penn students gathered in the rain outside the LOVE Statue on Thursday to protest gun violence. Even before the protest was scheduled to start at noon, students with umbrellas were already lined up on Locust Walk holding up white paper signs, each with the date, location, and number of deaths of one of the 371 mass shootings that have occurred in the US since Jan. 1, 2017. 

Penn graduate students brought Black Lives Matter Week of Action to campus this month

(02/21/18 4:43am)

Students at Penn’s Graduate School of Education participated in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action this month as part of a city-wide effort among Philadelphia teachers and students. Their goal was to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement through classroom education and community dialogue.