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Administration

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.
03/19/13 10:26pm

John Legend, Train to 'make history' on campus

John Legend and Train will perform at a celebration of the University’s Making History fundraising campaign on April 19.
03/15/13 1:01am
Hikaru Kozuma has been named Penn’s associate vice provost for student affairs, the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life announced.
03/13/13 8:28pm

Students bring 320,000 donors to Making History campaign

Part of the $4.3 billion bought in by Penn’s Making History campaign is due to the efforts of students here on campus.
03/11/13 10:59pm

Alums work to increase applicant interviews

This year’s new Penn Alumni Interview Program had an ambitious goal of interviewing 100 percent of applicants by 2015, and in this year’s admissions cycle, Penn has gotten closer. .
03/11/13 9:35pm

Law School, Wharton to partner in new program

The Law School is partnering with the Wharton School to launch the first management program for law students of its kind.
02/04/13 6:01pm
The University announced Monday evening that Ronald Perelman has donated $25 million to create a new center for political science and economics on campus.