In 2014, nearly half of Penn students indicated in a survey that they were dissatisfied with pre-major advising and close to a third indicated that they were dissatisfied with their major advisors. The results of this survey prompted the College Office to work with the Dean's Advisory Board to improve the system in 2015, but three years on, student accounts suggest that advising experiences continue to vary.
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After months of uncertainty, Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine will be receiving $30 million dollars of suspended state funding as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill allocating $600 million to “state-related” universities.
The Undergraduate Assembly is pushing for mental health resources to be listed in all undergraduate course syllabi. This comes amid growing conversations around mental health resources at Penn, where 14 students have died by suicide in the last four years.
Every year, Penn Abroad sends more than 1,000 students to study overseas — but the sticker price of Penn tuition that all students pay can be tens of thousands of dollars more than what students at some other universities pay.
The Undergraduate Assembly is considering creating a new computer science certificate for those who want to have computer science qualifications, but are not able to pursue a computer science major or minor.
Under the sweltering heat of the midday sun, Black Lives Matter protesters stood shoulder to shoulder in silent protest as Heather Mac Donald, author of the controversial book “The War On Cops,” argued just doors away that their social movement has done more to hurt their country than to help it.
For the first time in Penn Student Government history, two elected student representatives tasked with representing their school have transferred to another undergraduate school, leaving vacancies that PSG has never had to address before, two members of the Class Board said.
After a week of voting, the polls have closed and the results of this year’s new student elections are in.
The Penn administration has rolled out a series of new measures to tackle sexual assault and hazing on campus, many of which have been met with opposition by students.
A recent surge in event closures has spurred thousands of frustrated Penn students to sign a digital petition calling on the Penn administration to “let them live.”
Every year, federal guidelines prevent Penn and the Student Activities Council – the branch of student government tasked with funding over 200 of the student clubs on campus – from funding philanthropic groups that give their proceeds to charity.
When groups recognized by the Student Activities Council are hard-pressed to cover unforeseen costs, they can turn to SAC for contingency funding.
There are more than 450 student-run clubs and groups on Penn's campus, and close to half of them rely in part on the Student Activities Council for funding.
As the summer holidays come to a close and students arrive on campus for New Student Orientation, Penn Student Government is preparing to usher in a new school year and attract new members.
While many students attended the Spring Fling concert or other parties around West Philadelphia on Friday night, the Orthodox Community at Penn gathered in Houston Hall for their annual Fling Feast.
Nursing seniors Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry want to transform the way Philadelphia’s homeless community receives health care.
Fourteen members of Fossil Free Penn plan to spend Tuesday night in College Hall, College sophomore and sit-in Co-Coordinator Zach Rissman said
On a single night in January 2016 more than half a million people were homeless in the United States, with approximately 32 percent unsheltered. In Philadelphia alone, there were more than 6,000 people homeless on that night.
Every summer, thousands of children from across the country come to Camp Kesem camps to swim, make crafts and roast s'mores. On the surface it seems like any typical summer camp, but all of the campers have one thing in common: a parent who has been affected by cancer back home.
In a voice vote, the Arkansas House Education Committee rejected a proposal that would have prevented state universities from instituting “sanctuary” policies, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.