Articles by Alissa Eisenberg

04/29/10 2:32am

Senior Goodbye from Alissa Eisenberg | Graduating is like poker

I’m certain that graduation is a time to turn uncertainty into opportunity and experiment as individuals with different paths for our lives.
09/05/08 5:00am
From beat boxing to African drumming, if you have a performing-arts talent, Penn has a group for you. But with over 40 groups that are part of PAC in addition to other performing arts groups on campus, how do you get the scoop on which dance troupe or a cappella group to join? Freshman Performing Arts Night, sponsored by the Performing Arts Council, showcases many of Penn's dance, theater, a cappella, comedy, spoken word and other musical groups on campus in one night.
07/31/08 5:00am

Formerly homeless student to enter Penn

When Elizabeth Murray joined the Harvard class of 2003, her story became a national sensation. She lived on the New York City streets for years after being born to drug-addicted parents and eventually found inspiration in education after her mother's AIDS-related death - a story that was turned into the Emmy-nominated Lifetime movie, Homeless to Harvard.
04/04/08 5:00am
To Penn students interested in foreign languages, learning a language without words is as foreign as you can get. But for the approximately 125 students who study American Sign Language each semester or those who are deaf or hard of hearing, there are not many movies that target deaf culture - until now.
02/19/08 5:00am

Romantic tapas at Center City wine bar

As you enter the dimly lit Tinto Wine Bar on 20th and Sansom, it feels as if you really did take that holiday to Spain. Nestled in Center City, Tinto's black bent wooden chairs and visible tapas preparation offers a romantic, rustic atmosphere for any couples looking for an escape from Penn's campus.
01/28/08 5:00am

Word on the Walk

Schuyler Ferguson - College senior - "It's been available online for free for a while, but I guess it's always nice to have paper copies." Wharton junior"I don't read the newspaper too much, but it seems like a good thing . and the Times reports on a wider range of topics than The Journal.
12/04/07 5:00am

News Brief: Bio prof. sheds light on Lyme disease

Bio prof. sheds light on Lyme disease Recent research by Penn biology professor Dustin Brisson suggests that chipmunks and two shrew species account for nearly three-quarters of carriers of ticks infected with Lyme disease. The widely held belief was that mice were the main animal carriers of the disease.
11/28/07 5:00am

Dating site aims to spread some Latino lovin'

Fun loving SF NS in search of athletic M, 18-25, for NSA relationship, NBM, enjoys long walks on the beach, romantic dinners - and Latino culture., a new online-dating site started by two Penn alumni, will aim to bring together young Latino professionals when it launches in January.
11/20/07 5:00am

Philadelphia students learn to be feisty

At Parkway Center City High School in Philadelphia last year, two shy students reluctantly enrolled in a pilot after-school debate program. After disappointing performances at a spring tournament at Drexel University, the two students went to the Philadelphia Debate Institute's week-long summer program.
11/16/07 5:00am

Michigan launches P2P alert system

Do you know what you're uploading? When Penn launched Ruckus at the beginning of last year, the University was aiming to stop students from illegally downloading. But are students actually aware of the dangers of illegal uploading? Not really, officials at the University of Michigan say.
11/12/07 5:00am

Secrets are for everyone

There's a "celebrity whore." A would-be "gangsta." A father. Pinocchio . And they're all part of the University. The Pan-Asian American Community House has embarked on a campaign to give Penn community members the chance to express themselves anonymously, with blank postcards as canvas.
11/05/07 5:00am

Reverend blends religion with 'erotic passion'

Is God erotic? Though not a question asked often, it's the central theme for the Penn Christian Association's Rev. Beverly Dale, who aims to help Christians become sexually connected with themselves while embracing spirituality. Her primarily online-based sexual ministry, PassionWorks, puts it plainly: "The Church is wounded.
10/31/07 5:00am

Rose Tattoo Cafe: No thorns at romantic Rose Tattoo Cafe

Walking into the Rose Tattoo Cafe, at the corner of 19th and Callowhill, feels like entering a secret garden. This undiscovered gem nestled near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Franklin Institute boasts a romantic atmosphere and is bursting with fresh, green plants and cast-iron decor.
10/23/07 5:00am
Philadelphia has become increasingly well-known for its murals, and for their effects on the community. And with mural culture an established part of Philadelphia, Penn has increasingly seen itself joining in.
10/22/07 5:00am

Gutmann to stay until 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann announced she is staying at Penn until 2014 at Friday's University Board of Trustees meeting. Friday was the second and final day of Trustee meetings, held at the Inn at Penn. In the stated meeting, officials recapped previous meetings and discussed what to expect in the future.
10/19/07 5:00am
It's never too late to do some back-to-school shopping. Hundreds of alumni coming back to campus this weekend will be greeted by, among other things, a bookstore revamped for their return.
10/12/07 5:00am

'Your prof added you as a friend on Facebook'

While teaching Marketing 101 last fall, Wharton professors Keith Niedermeier and Peter Fader made a bet: They challenged each other to create Facebook profiles and see who would have more friends by the end of the semester. But there was one rule: neither professor could make any friend requests.
10/09/07 5:00am

Video clips - the new way to network?

What two words come to mind when you think of MoFo? Doubtful your first thought was the prestigious San Francisco-based law firm Morrison & Foerster. But Morrison & Foerster has a video on its Web site that ends with the phrase, "If you have that kind of mojo, you'll fit right in at MoFo.
10/02/07 5:00am

Cultivating classes on constitutions, democracy

How do you win a war? A new course taught by Michael Horowitz uses theories of war fighting and highlights factors that contribute to victory or defeat in an attempt to answer that question. Horowitz, who specializes in political theory, is one of three new hires in the Political Science department.
09/27/07 5:00am
Last night at the launch of the new Cooking Series at the LGBT Center, students learned the art of healthy eating by grilling vegetable skewers and veggie burgers while discussing health-related questions.
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