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Administration

05/08/13 8:33pm

Campus-wide smoking ban proposed by University Council Committee

On April 24, the University Council Committee on Campus and Community Life presented their annual report to the University Council, which suggested that, “all University of Pennsylvania facilities, buildings, and properties shall be smoke and tobacco free.”
04/30/13 7:53pm
Penn School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital has been designated by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care as the only Veterinary Trauma Center in Pennsylvania on Monday, and one of just nine centers nationwide.
04/26/13 2:56pm

Bon Appétit employees at Hillel officially represented by union

Bon Appétit employees who work at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons are now officially represented by the Teamsters Local 929.
04/23/13 10:24pm
Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.
04/22/13 12:32am
On Friday, about 17,000 spectators celebrated the Making History campaign at Penn Park at the biggest event in Penn’s history — Time to Shine. PHOTO GALLERY: Making History at Penn Park
04/19/13 4:26pm

AlliedBarton guards rally for union representation

As the University prepared to celebrate “Making History” at Penn Park, security guards rallied on Shoemaker Green to protest for a contract with AlliedBarton.
04/18/13 11:48pm
Workers at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons might obtain official union recognition by the end of the semester.
04/18/13 11:14pm

Students continue to pressure University to divest from fossil fuels

Despite pushback from the administration, students are moving forward with a campaign to get the University to divest its financial holdings in fossil fuel companies.
04/18/13 10:18pm

Registration for Time to Shine closes early

Penn has closed registration for Friday’s “Time to Shine” Making History campaign celebration, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations confirmed Thursday evening.
04/17/13 8:15pm

Penn Medicine technology facilitates rare mutation detection

Cutting-edge, genome-wide tests can find rare mutations even high-power microscopes cannot detect
04/17/13 7:41pm

Penn announces new performing arts director

Laurie McCall had been serving as interim director of Platt since November 2012, when the former director Ty Furman left Penn.
04/15/13 7:29pm
History and Africana Studies professor Eve Troutt Powell will serve as the next associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, the University announced Monday.
04/10/13 9:44pm

Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis to step down in June 2014

School of Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis, who has held her deanship at Penn for more than a decade, plans to step down from her current position at the end of her term in June 2014, the University announced Wednesday.
04/09/13 2:47pm

Penn hires new chief investment officer

Peter Ammon, one of the directors of the nation’s second-largest university endowment, will serve as Penn’s next chief investment officer, the University announced Tuesday.
04/07/13 11:39pm
On Friday and Saturday, Penn hosted hundreds of university professors and administrators from around the world to discuss the future of massive open online courses.
04/05/13 12:02am

Graduate School of Education dean to retire in 2014

Graduate School of Education Dean Andy Porter will retire at the end of his current contract in June 2014, the University announced Thursday.
04/01/13 9:27pm

Wharton branches out to boost graduate school diversity

Only three percent of business school professors in the United States are minorities.
03/27/13 10:29pm

Non-union dining hall workers ask for job stability

The effort to push for better wages and benefits for non-unionized dining hall workers at Penn became public Monday morning. But those who help prepare students’ food were already complaining discreetly about inequities in their working conditions.
03/26/13 12:02am
On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.
03/21/13 11:47am

Undergraduate tuition rises by 3.9 percent again

For the fourth year in a row, the price of a Penn education will increase by 3.9 percent for the upcoming school year, the University announced Thursday.