Penn has revamped its policies on free speech and expression over the past academic year, modernizing rules and regulations that have existed for decades.
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The Class of 2019 are not the only new faces on campus — six new deans have been appointed over the last several months to serve throughout Penn’s 12 schools.
It can be difficult to reach people from all corners of the globe, but Penn professor Brian Bushee’s financial accounting course, offered through the massive online open course provider Coursera, has found its way to students in every single country, excluding the Vatican City, Cuba and North Korea.
For the thousands of students from 195 countries who enroll in one of Penn’s online courses, the benefit of free, accessible education is obvious. But the professors who spend hours planning lessons, recording lectures and moderating online forums benefit from the surge in online learning as well.
Penn President Amy Gutmann's annual Welcome Back Picnic will be held at Wynn Commons on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the sophomore and junior classes. In both 2014 and 2013, the event was held at Gutmann's Walnut Street home.
The financial aid program at Penn — touted as one of the best in the country — has been rebranded as an “all-grant” policy. Prior to the change made this summer, the program was referred to as a “no-loan” policy.
On Wednesday, Stanton Wortham was appointed Faculty Director of the Online Learning initiative, beginning September 1. The Online Learning initiative works to provide a Penn higher education to people around the world through massive open online courses.
When College senior Yessenia Moreno arrived at Penn in 2012, she stopped by Penn’s Computer Connection to buy a new laptop. To her disappointment, the University did not provide Microsoft Office — a tool that is indispensable for succeeding in almost any class at Penn.
This summer, Penn announced the reappointment of Denis Kinane as dean of the School of Dental Medicine. Kinane, who was first appointed in 2009, will serve until June 30, 2021.
Penn has announced that it will suspend classes and normal University operations on Friday, Sept. 25, the day before Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia for a two-day visit. The news marks a change of plans — as of late June, the University had planned to remain open that day.
Penn's Admissions Office announced Friday that it will no longer consider the essay scores of applicants' writing SATs, a change that will take effect this fall.
In the wake of several student suicides and an investigation of Penn's mental health resources, a Penn student's struggle with depression has been brought to a national spotlight.
Penn’s Board of Trustees met on June 19 to discuss and approve several major initiatives within the University. Here are some of the highlights.
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced Tuesday that Michael Platt has been selected as the sixteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.
2015 College graduate Reginald Stewart is suing Phi Kappa Psi as well as 2014 College graduate Charles Gibson over a sexual assault he claims took place after a Phi Kappa Psi rush party in January 2013.
On Monday, June 1, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed in a media release that former College junior Timothy Hamlett’s death was a “suicide by drowning.” Hamlett’s body was found in the Hudson river on Friday, May 29. His mother, Katherine Hamlett, believes that her son committed suicide by jumping from the George Washington Bridge.
On Wednesday, two employees at the Sheraton University Hotel pled guilty in Pennsylvania federal court to defrauding Penn of more than $3 million.
At the 259th Commencement Ceremony at Franklin Field, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power warned the Class of 2015 about international problems — and provided tangible ways to solve them.
Jason Smith, the alleged killer of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician and Perelman School of Medicine graduate student Melissa Ketunuti, was found guilty of first-degree murder, arson and related offenses by a unanimous jury vote on Wednesday.
Beth Winkelstein, bioengineering professor and associate dean for undergraduate education in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will serve as the new vice provost for education beginning on July 1, Provost Vincent Price said.