Legendary sociologist and writer W.E.B Du Bois notably worked at Penn over a century ago, and his legacy is celebrated at the University with the dorm that bears his name. But the experience of one of America's foremost Black thinkers at Penn is fraught with more discrimination than is often recognized.
The panel, held at the LGBT Center by PennFems, Sister Sister, and Fossil Free Penn, featured climate activists discussing the intersections of racial and environmental justice.
Machado is a writer in residence at Penn and a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize for her work.
The scholarship grants one year of graduate study at University of Cambridge in England and is awarded annually to only fifteen students in the U.S. for “outstanding academic achievement” in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Penn's Stuart Weitzman School of Design will offer a new degree program this fall that combines robotics and architectural design. The new program is known as Master of Science in Design: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (MSD-RAS), and it is one of the few architectural programs in the nation to use robots and artificial intelligence in design.
O'Neil wrote The New York Times bestselling book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," which was assigned to all incoming members of the Class of 2023 last summer as part of the Penn Reading Project.
College senior and UA President Natasha Menon said the student government branches will create a document compiling all academic policies listed across different student handbooks from the four undergraduate schools by the end of February.
Although the actuarial science concentration was removed from Wharton's web homepage late last semester, the program is now expected to continue for three more years.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George cited several reasons why climate change is difficult to write about, including verb tense issues and the waste created by theatrical productions.
The donation, made by 1992 College graduate Mindy Gray and 1992 College and Wharton graduate Jon Gray, will fund annual tuition and summer grants for 10 highly aided students from New York City.
The grant funds up to three years of study at a college or university in the United Kingdom for up to 50 American postgraduates annually.
The course will focus on social, political, and historical issues surrounding immigration on the United States-Mexico border.
At a Dec. 5 meeting of PPI research scholars, Katzenbach said this money will be available until current funds run out, attendees said.
Students will spend a part of each class figuring out how to distill complex philosophical ideas, and they will then go to teach philosophy in a Philadelphia high school once a week.
The Tutoring Center, which was previously an independent entity, became part of Weingarten last summer, joining the Office of Learning Resources and Student Disabilities Services.
This year’s recipients are Wharton senior Andrew Howard, master’s student Zinan Chen in the Graduate School of Education, and 2017 Wharton graduate Malik Abdul Majeed.
The College Fed Challenge is a team competition hosted by the Federal Reserve for undergraduates where teams create monetary policy suggestions for the Fed.
The four new classes aim to equip students with the tools to have meaningful and respectful discussions on complex political issues, the program’s faculty director Michael Carpini said.
As part of the course, students will teach a group of AP Environmental Science students at West Philadelphia High School about energy use and energy efficiency.
Students said they appreciated having different perspectives in their courses but would prefer more transparent and flexible application processes.