When Jessica Mertz became the inaugural director of Penn Violence Prevention in 2014, the office had just one employee — Jessica Mertz. She has since helped the office grow to employ three full-time staff as well as half a dozen students. Mertz has occupied many different positions on campus, but she has always remained at the forefront of Penn's fight to end sexual violence. A decade after arriving at her first job on campus, Mertz will leave Penn in May to become the executive director of the Clery Center, whose mission is to create safer campuses for college students nationwide.
Below are your search results. You can also try a Basic Search.
One year since the public launch of Penn's most ambitious fundraising campaign, Penn President Amy Gutmann has raised $3.3 billion and remains on track to meet her $4.1 billion goal by June 2021, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations John Zeller said.
Nearly a year after Penn published centralized guidelines outlining the expectations in advising relationships between faculty and Ph.D. students, graduate students say they continue to find faculty-student advising relationships difficult to navigate.
Graduate Employees Together-University of Pennsylvania, the graduate student group formerly focused on unionizing, has officially disbanded and sub-committees focused on individual student workplace issues have surfaced in its place.
A plaque outside of Houston Hall touts its historical significance as the oldest student union in the nation. Many students say they view the building as more of a dining area and study space than a hub of student activity, and Penn students and administrators are trying to change that.
For the last four years, the Penn Restorative Entrepreneurship Program has been dedicated to fostering former inmates' entrepreneurial passions.
The day after Adrian Rivera-Reyes attends his graduation ceremony from the Perelman School of Medicine and walks across the stage with a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology in May, he could be elected as the first openly gay person and only millennial serving in Philadelphia’s City Council.
A semester after the launch of Penn Franklins, the graduate student peer support group, the organization continues to struggle with low turnout despite the need to improve resources for graduate student mental health.
After giving birth, most mothers are discharged from the hospital with balloons and a baby in their arms. 2015 Master's of Bioethics graduate Bridget Nolan-McKinney said she had to leave the hospital empty-handed.
Acclaimed author and 1979 College graduate Stephen Fried will teach a new nonfiction English course on writing about mental health and addiction next semester. Fried's class will be one of the first undergraduate courses of its kind on mental health writing in the country.
Penn’s School of Design recently received a $1.25 million gift from 1975 PennDesign graduate and 1973 College graduate William Witte and his wife, Keiko Sakamoto, to establish the Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize and Award in City and Regional Planning.
Few people look forward to spending time in a hospital waiting room. There is typically bright, fluorescent lighting, a selection of sterile furniture and, if you're lucky, a smattering of old magazines to thumb through while you wait for your turn.
In August, residents of Philadelphia may have envisioned a time in the near future when they could zip around the city on an e-scooter. Now, that may no longer be an imminent reality, after Philadelphia city planners hit the brakes on plans to implement dockless e-scooters.
One year after Penn students launched the company Ride Health, Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center has seen patients arriving to appointments more often and more on time, and the ridesharing technology has reduced the time and money staff spend on securing rides for patients.
John Legend has a message for Penn students stuck in — or now pursuing — consulting jobs: never lose sight of your true dreams.
For the first time, Penn students can learn Mongolian and delve into a new culture.