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Marc Lo grew up a first-generation, low-income student. Now he leads Penn First Plus.

(02/14/19 1:43am)

Marc Lo, the inaugural director of the Penn First Plus Office, knows what it's like to be a first generation, low-income student. Now leading the office, which was created to improve the experiences of FGLI students, Lo plans to lean on his personal experiences to bolster Penn's FGLI initiatives.

Kavanaugh's confirmation may spell the end of affirmative action at Penn and elsewhere

(10/08/18 3:57am)

As more federal investigations launch to look into the role race plays in admissions policies, many say Penn and other academic institutions are facing an uncertain future with regard to their admissions practices. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh's recent confirmation to the Supreme Court, the threat to university admissions policies could be even more imminent. 

Penn defends affirmative action policies as Harvard lawsuit heats up

(09/06/18 2:25am)

The United States Justice Department sided against Harvard Thursday, arguing the university has failed to prove it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process. The statement was filed exactly one month after all of the Ivies backed Harvard in an amicus brief, which defended race-conscious admissions processes in order to preserve diversity and equal opportunity. 

Meet Michael Avenatti: the Penn graduate representing Stormy Daniels against President Trump

(03/25/18 11:21pm)

The adult film star Stormy Daniels has captured the attention of the nation in recent weeks for taking on President Donald Trump in an increasingly dramatic lawsuit. Standing by her side is 1996 College graduate Michael Avenatti, who has entered the spotlight as Daniels' lawyer. 

#Enough: How students at Philadelphia universities are protesting gun violence

(03/21/18 2:00pm)

In response to the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., student protests for increased gun control have occurred across the nation. Students at Penn and at nearby universities, too, have mobilized in the past four weeks to make their voices heard as they prepare for the national March for Our Lives on March 24.