Academics

01/19/18 12:48am
Despite the winter session's popularity at other institutions, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Paul Sniegowski said little support exists for the program among Penn faculty. 
01/13/18 8:02pm
The Penn Slavery Project discovered that out of Penn's 28 founding trustees who were investigated, 20 of them held slaves and had financial ties to the slave trade. 
01/10/18 10:44pm
In a Facebook post announcing his resignation, Ciccariello-Maher said that "death threats and threats of violence" against his family informed his decision to step down. 
01/08/18 6:07pm
After controlling for sociodemographic differences, they found that eating fish may lead to less disturbed sleep. This would, in turn, lead to better cognitive functioning.
12/17/17 8:41pm
“The more people that are aware of this issue, the more we can get done policy-wise in order to stop mass incarceration," said Engineering senior Anna Estep. 
12/13/17 1:34am
Half a percent of College students pursue three majors, which makes up a small fraction of the 25 percent of College students who graduate with more than one major.
12/10/17 11:41pm
In this PennDesign class, students come up with a product designed for "speculative worlds" such as a world after a large volcanic eruption or a situation where humans have to migrate to Mars.
12/05/17 1:41am
The course will "examine the current relationship between sports, celebrity and the power to communicate for social justice,” according to its description on PennInTouch. 
12/05/17 12:44am
Penn Medicine has successfully run a clinical trial transplanting diseased organs from deceased donors to healthy recipients, then curing the recipients of the disease. 
12/01/17 2:54am
Herman was well-known for co-authoring “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media” with 1949 College graduate and philosopher Noam Chomsky in 1988. 
11/29/17 5:25pm
Registration for classes re-opened on Nov. 29. If trends from previous years are any indication, hundreds of students will work to get into a Computer Science course of some kind.
11/28/17 5:29am
Not all courses in the History Department count towards the History and Tradition sector, and no calculus courses actually satisfy the Natural Sciences and Mathematics sector.
11/21/17 5:17am
The New York Times said the translation from Penn professor of classical studies Emily Wilson has given the ancient text "a radically contemporary voice."
11/19/17 11:31pm
After debating between social media platforms with DAB members and his children, the dean decided on Snapchat — and signed up as "sniegowskisnaps."
11/13/17 1:49am
For the coming semester, 7 of 23 French courses offered fulfill a general education requirement, but of 19 Chinese courses offered, none fulfills any requirements. 
11/09/17 2:06am
The two Penn founders of Neuroflow have created a data analytics platform to measure stress markers in real time.
11/09/17 1:56am
In 2014, nearly half of Penn students indicated that they were dissatisfied with pre-major advising and close to a third indicated that they were dissatisfied with their major advisors.
11/03/17 12:06am
The impetus for Rebecca Martinez's move was an Oct. 16 tweet by a Penn teaching assistant, which has singe gone viral.
11/01/17 6:33pm
 “We take these allegations very seriously and are pursuing our own independent investigations in coordination with law enforcement officials,”  Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon said in an email. 
10/30/17 7:16pm
“I’m seeing books as friends again and I’m making time for those friends,”  Wharton junior Michelle Lyu said.