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Administration

03/22/11 1:15am
Starting in April, Penn's Payroll Office announced that it will only pay employees — including students and staff — through direct deposit or a new automated system.
03/22/11 12:06am

Hoax email sent to Engineering School

A fake email sent to the Engineering community by a faculty member Monday morning announced that classes before noon in the Moore Building were canceled due to an electrical failure.
03/17/11 4:46am

Penn puts study abroad in Japan on hold

In response to a potential nuclear crisis in Japan, the Office of International Programs announced Wednesday that all upcoming Penn Abroad programs in the region have been put on hold.
03/16/11 4:58am

Penn pulls students from Japan

Following one of the worst natural disasters in Japan’s history, Penn Abroad is asking students who have not begun their semester abroad in the country to return home.
03/03/11 5:28am

Annenberg visits the Middle East

Annenberg's Adam Levin is teaching in Kabul to lay the foundations for a media infrastructure in Afghanistan, despite facing life-threatening security concerns every day.
03/03/11 5:09am
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced at a forum Wednesday that she and the Provost will release an action plan to increase faculty diversity by the end of this academic year.
03/02/11 6:01am

WikiLeaks comes to college campuses

UniLeaks announced its aim to expose “corruption and mismanagement” in United States colleges in an open letter to university presidents on Monday.
03/02/11 5:08am

Insurance coverage still limited for transgender employees

In the minds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, two University policies stand in the way of true equal rights.
03/01/11 5:36am
While Penn president Amy Gutmann travels to often as part of her state-wide involvement and work on national commissions, she makes sure to put Penn first.
02/23/11 4:41am

HUP may stop hiring smokers

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is considering a policy of no longer hiring smokers, according to HUP spokeswoman Susan Phillips.
02/21/11 3:37pm

Trustees talk finances, neighbor relations

Penn's Board of Trustees met with Penn President Amy Gutmann last week to discuss the University's finances, academic policy and campus and neighborhood relations.
02/21/11 5:20am

Gutmann appointed to national commission

In Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17, Leslie Berlowitz — president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences — named Gutmann and Annenberg Public Policy Center director Kathleen Hall Jamieson to the academy’s new Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.
02/17/11 11:51pm
After extensive consultation with University leaders, Eduardo Glandt will now keep his deanship until 2015.
02/10/11 1:13am
This week, members from a group of high-performing schools in Kazakhstan are collaborating with Graduate School of Education faculty on a management program.
02/07/11 12:15am

Despite efforts, Penn still lacks minority faculty

Although Penn professes a “commitment to diversity" on its website, its statistics on standing minority faculty may reflect a different reality.
02/01/11 2:58am
The WEF — an annual event that hosts thousands of leaders who work in and out of the economic realm — consisted of numerous events and discussions on economic growth, financial systems, environmental sustainability, health and social development.
01/28/11 4:35am

LGBT faculty still subject to tax inequality

Currently, Penn employees in same-sex domestic partnerships pay an extra tax on health coverage — leveling out to around $1,000 per year — from which married faculty and staff are exempt.
01/13/11 3:10am

VP for University Communications resigns

Lori Doyle announced Wednesday afternoon that she will step down as Vice President for University Communications at the end of the month.
12/01/10 3:10am

Professor remembered for his dedication, contributions to Cinema Studies program

Penn professor John Katz died Friday, Nov. 26 of complications from renal failure. He was 72.
11/30/10 4:48am

Gutmann to review research ethics

Last week, President Barack Obama ordered the Presidential Bioethics Commission, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, to review protections for subjects in federally funded scientific studies.