Articles by Ally Johnson

05/09/19 9:54pm
The DP taught me how deeply fulfilling it can be to devote yourself to something important, even without the dangling carrot of external validation from grades and other “objective” measures of success we obsess over on this campus.
01/20/17 4:26pm
Three days before the Donald Trump's inauguration, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he would rather see former President George W. Bush back in office. 
01/18/17 7:53pm
Jameson received a total compensation package of $2,665,721 in fiscal year 2014-15, making him the second highest compensated administrator at Penn after Gutmann. 
12/17/16 11:00am
The Annenberg Public Policy Center's political fact checking website,, will be among the fact-checking organizations to identify and label fake news stories flagged by Facebook users. 
11/29/16 2:01pm
Andrew Binns, Professor of Biology and former Vice Provost for Education, will serve as Interim Dean of the College effective January 1, 2017.
11/16/16 1:24am
Penn Course Review was recently updated with ratings for last semester's classes — but once again, there are no new written reviews.
11/10/16 2:54am
23 students replied to a Canvas post, imploring their marketing professor to postpone an exam.
11/07/16 1:57am
The Office of the Ombudsman, a campus office that handles various conflicts among students, faculty, staff and even parents of students, recently released its 2015-16 report.
10/29/16 9:23pm
University Trustees have long wished to see a Quaker in the Oval Office, according to 1987 College graduate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
10/24/16 1:01am
An updated look at the candidates’ main proposals for undergraduate borrowers.
10/21/16 4:18am
Earlier this semester, all upperclassmen were notified that registration holds would be placed on undergraduates who did not complete the program.
10/17/16 1:22am
Once a code is used, it cannot be reused by another student.
10/11/16 11:40pm
Forced grading curves create a “toxic” atmosphere in classrooms, according to Wharton's youngest-tenured and highest-rated professor.
10/06/16 12:00pm
On Wednesday night, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) spoke about the economy, immigration, reproductive rights and criminal justice reform at the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19 Hall in South Philadelphia.
10/03/16 1:42am
Penn was the third-best school for veterans overall. 
09/21/16 2:00am
When the results came out, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price called them “deeply troubling." 
09/20/16 12:33am
Laboratory and fine arts classes can require fees ranging from $75-$300.
09/19/16 2:01am
A look at Anthropology 219, taught by Robert Schuyler.
09/13/16 2:29am
Feel free to tint your profile picture, share that controversial Facebook post or retweet a political message — “slacktivism” matters, according to a recent study published by professor Sandra González-Bailón.
09/11/16 6:00am
It's mandatory, but only 7.9 percent of upperclassmen have completed it.
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