Articles by Alex Rabin
The Penn TA who said she calls on black women first won’t be teaching next semesterStephanie McKellop said she will not be teaching so she could focus on exams, but administrators have kept silent on their conclusions on McKellop's controversial teaching technique.
Penn reduced financial aid for students living off campus, but many were never notifiedBefore, students could receive up to $72,584 in financial aid, whether they lived off campus or on campus. Now, those who live off campus can only receive up to $70,275 in financial aid — almost $2,500 less.
Dozens of Penn students are studying in Catalonia. Here's what Penn did when protests hit the region.From Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, Penn students studying abroad in Barcelona were evacuated out from the city to Peñíscola, a town south of Catalonia.
A Penn TA is under national scrutiny for using progressive stacking. But what is it?Higher education experts, Penn student groups and former students of teaching assistant Stephanie Mckellop weigh in on the controversy surrounding some of her tweets.
A Penn TA said she calls on black women first in the classroom. Now, some want her suspended.Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Steven J. Fluharty said Penn is looking into McKellop's actions in the classroom, but added that she had not been removed from her program.
This is how Student Health Services screens for depressionAny student who visits SHS is met with this question: “In the past two weeks, have you been bothered by any of the following problems: feeling down, depressed, irritable or hopeless?”
Jon Huntsman, Jr. to be formally nominated as ambassador to RussiaHuntsman previously served as ambassador to Singapore and China, as well as a Republican candidate for president in 2012 and governor of Utah before then.
Penn Law Revue moves on to finals in humorous video contestA witty music video produced by Penn Law Revue, a new Penn Law School student group, has reached the finals in an online competition hosted by Above the Law.
Joann Mitchell named Penn's first Chief Diversity OfficerGutmann said that this role will expand “Joann’s campus-wide leadership role in making Penn a preeminent leader in diversity and inclusion,” according to the University of Pennsylvania Almanac.
Many of Trump's Wharton classmates don't remember himIn the past year-and-a-half, President Donald Trump has quickly become one of Penn’s most well-known alumni.
Was Trump really a top student at Wharton? His classmates say not so muchPenn records and Trump’s classmates dispute the claim that Trump graduated near the top of his class.
Boston and Atlanta natives make plans for Sunday's Super Bowl“For me, it would just be about Tom Brady being able to cement his legacy,” Boston native and College freshman Paul Litwin said. “I think most reasonable people agree he’s easily one of the top quarterbacks of all time.”
This year's commencement speaker has a history of bashing TrumpThe junior senator of New Jersey and former mayor of Newark has recently emerged as one of the most vocal adversaries of the Trump administration.
Political science and environmental science professors are puzzled by Trump's climate policyFrom his appointment of human-caused climate change skeptics to his Cabinet nominees, to his 2012 tweet defining climate change as a Chinese hoax, climate science has proven a contentious issue for Trump.
With a Penn graduate in the Oval Office for the first time, here's a look at former President William Henry Harrison's time at the UniversityAs the first Penn graduate elected as the President sets up shop in the Oval Office, the brief career at the University of the only other Penn-affiliated President, William Henry Harrison, resurfaces.
High school students admitted as amici curiae in Harvard admissions lawsuitStudents for Fair Admissions, which opposes affirmative action in college admissions, is contending in court that Harvard's admissions policies are disadvantageous for Asian American applicants.
In the wake of former professor Rafael Robb's release from prison, here's a look back on how his case stunned campusThe Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to the former Economics Department head and eight professors who taught economics at the time. Only one agreed to an interview.
What does Trump's nominee for education secretary mean for Penn?President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump’s billionaire nominee for the typically uncontroversial secretary of education position, Betsy DeVos, has faced substantial scrutiny.
Sanctuary campuses, including Penn, targeted by U.S. congressmanPenn President Amy Gutmann declared Penn a sanctuary for undocumented students in a Nov. 30 email. Federal immigration agents, she said, will not be permitted on campus unless they have warrants.