Articles by Aashna Kammila
Philadelphia high schools shift to a later start timeThe decision arrives in response to a nationwide shift toward later school start times in order to accommodate teenage sleep patterns and enhance academic performance
Kelly Writers House holds book launch for Penn professor Weike Wang's new novelThe event took place on Feb. 7 at the Kelly Writers House’s Arts Café and was hosted by Penn Artist-in-Residence Piyali Bhattacharya.
Juniors and seniors must apply for campus housing by Nov. 15 to secure best time slotsThe Preferred Room Selection period provides an opportunity for students to earn extra points towards their time slot determination before the Room Selection Application opens for underclassmen.
Some students support reinstating Penn’s indoor mask mandate, others feel it’s unnecessarySome students welcomed the reinstatement of the mask mandate, saying that it is important to protect students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding Philadelphia area from the rapidly-spreading Delta variant.
Penn Vet, Pa. Game Commission investigate cause of mysterious songbird deathsInitially, Penn Vet solely tracked the cases of sickness and death, but they are now focused on finding the underlying source of the illness, the Centre Daily Times reported.
Penn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art partner to offer summer discounts for visitorsVisitors can purchase discounted tickets until Labor Day on Sept. 6 and will be provided with a one-use voucher that can be utilized until Sept. 20.
Wharton MBA grad appointed as India’s new Minister of Electronics and Information TechnologyVaishnaw, a 2010 Wharton MBA graduate, has taken on the roles of Minister of Railways, Communications, and Electronics and Information Technology in India.
Penn Museum to open new exhibit on fashion history called ‘The Stories We Wear’ in SeptemberThe exhibit called "The Stories We Wear" is set to open on Sept. 25 and will be available for nine months for visitors of the Penn Museum.
Penn LGBTQ groups host in-person events for Pride Month as COVID-19 restrictions easeThe celebration of Pride Month highlighted the sense of unity among queer and allied members of the Penn community.
Nine fellows selected as 2021 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic DiversityThe fellows — who will conduct research across five of Penn’s schools — come from a variety of backgrounds and possess a wide breadth of research interests.
Author Ibram X. Kendi discusses antiracism with Wharton Dean Erika James at Juneteenth eventThe hour-long webinar was hosted to commemorate Juneteenth and discussed racism as a power construct and the power of an individual to challenge racial ideas and structures.
Penn students to co-host second annual virtual pre-health conference in AugustThe conference will take place virtually from Aug. 4 to 6 and will feature guest speakers such as celebrity doctor Bill Dorfman and workshop events.
Gutmann criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 at pandemic ethics eventPenn President Amy Gutmann discussed the ethical and practical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual event on Thursday.
Temple to pay $700,000 settlement for falsifying data to boost business school rankingFollowing the university's 2018 scandal, Temple University will pay a $700,000 settlement to the U.S. Department of Education for the misreporting of its business school's data that falsely boosted its place in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Philadelphia residents vote yes on four ballot questionsThree out of four questions asked voters about criminal justice and police reform, and another asked if the city should borrow money to be largely spent on infrastructure repairs.
Biden discusses Philadelphia's rising homicide rate, reopening plans after drive-in rallyAfter a drive-in rally on Saturday noon, Biden took the time to outline his approach in addressing voters’ key concerns, specifically responding to Philadelphia's upward trend in homicides and his plan to reopen Pennsylvania's businesses and schools.
Phila. District Attorney launches task force to investigate voter intimidationThe task force consisting of local prosecutors and detectives will be responsible for reviewing and investigating complaints until and after election day.