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While prospective study-abroad students might have their minds drifting off to other parts of the world, they must still consider what housing options are available to them upon returning to Penn. These options vary by semester, location and roommates. Overall, Penn’s Residential and Off-Campus services both suggest planning well in advance of your trip to avoid extra fees and frustration.
For the fourth year in a row, the Office of Student Conduct has failed to publish an annual report on the number and types of student disciplinary cases it has seen in the previous academic year. The last report, which covered the 2008-2009 school year, was published in the Almanac in May 2010 .
Last year, having a social life was more stress-inducing than carefree for Brittany.
The death of Theodric Reed, a College senior who studied English, was ruled a suicide, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed. Reed, who died on Aug. 24, was 22 years old.
The University announced on Tuesday the formation of a committee to select a new dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Any academic program with a 77 percent dropout rate would likely be considered a failure. But most alumni of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program in Molecular Life Sciences — even those who transferred out of the program — still consider it a success.
When Africana Studies department chair Barbara Savage came to School of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Fluharty to suggest hiring historian Heather Andrea Williams, “I think my reaction was ‘wow, can we get her?’” he remembers. “My reaction was immediate. Let’s do it.”
Newly appointed Associate Dean of Social Sciences Rogers Smith is bringing the values of his hero Abraham Lincoln to his new post in the School of Arts and Sciences.
While Penn students might dread their weekend visits to Van Pelt Library, it is clear from the crowded cubicles and GSRs that the University would lose a valuable resource if its doors were closed. This is exactly the situation in which Philadelphia elementary school students find themselves. Because of extensive budget cuts, students are locked out of their school libraries without access to books or trained librarians.
I n late March, the Huffington Post charged that students and faculty felt the University was not supportive and transparent to them and the general public about first year Social Policy & Practice student Alice Wiley’s death, keeping it “Under Wraps For Weeks.”
The Natural Sciences division of the School of Arts and Sciences is participating in the Evolution Cluster, a program that would make Darwin proud.
There’s a new fraternity coming to Locust Walk — and it promises endless breadsticks and pasta.
Student groups at colleges across the country are demanding no more people die creating a North Face product.
Penn saw two false bomb scares Sunday night.
Drexel University sophomore Stephanie Ross died on March 10 due to infection by serogroup B meningitis, the same strain of bacterial meningitis responsible for the fall 2013 Princeton University outbreak of the disease, CBS Philly reported.
Jazz & Grooves, a subdivision of the Social Planning and Events Committee, announced its lineup of performers for its upcoming show.
Troy Harris and Kareem Wallace consider themselves the lucky ones.
Outgoing Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis might be leaving her post at Penn, but she is not stepping down. “I’m stepping up,” she proclaimed.
Jennifer Gwartz, a 1990 College graduate, could count on a familiar name appearing in her inbox every Wednesday morning of 2005. Rob Forman, then a Wharton undergraduate, had recognized Gwartz’s name while searching through the alumni directory looking for a job. He had seen the name in the credits as “Co-executive Producer” of one of his favorite television shows, “Veronica Mars.” The show aired on Tuesday nights, so Forman decided to send Gwartz his thoughts each week following the airing.