Articles by Amanpreet Singh
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé discusses ideas to solve 'deficiencies' in Penn's wellness cultureDubé raised ideas such as centralizing Student Health Services and CAPS, abolishing grades for freshman year, and creating programs like 'Thrive at Penn' for grades beyond freshman year.
It's not easy to use Penn InTouch on your phone. This sophomore made an app to fix that.UTime, launched by Wharton and Engineering sophomore Dylan Diamond, provides mobile access to students' class schedules and makes it easier to share the schedule with friends.
NYU School of Medicine is first top-rated school to go tuition-freeSuch measures have not occurred at Penn Medicine. But Penn is still addressing "the rising cost of medical education," said Perelman Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education Suzanne Rose.
Penn students create report offering solutions to 'space crunch' issue for arts groupsThe detailed 24-page report provides evidence of performing arts groups' years-long struggle for space and a list of both short and long term recommendations for the University to consider.
As search for OFSL director intensifies, students weigh in on the type of candidate they wantThe job offering was posted in late January, and from there a certain number of candidates were selected for video interviews. The final round of video interviews will be submitted this week.
IFC ends plans to appoint diversity chair; takes other efforts to expand diversityFollowing a racially-charged incident at Phi Gamma Delta, the Interfraternity Council planned on adding a diversity chair position to its executive board, as the Panhellenic Council did just earlier.
Penn's first black greek organization Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 100 years on campusAside from being the first DST chapter at an Ivy League institution, the Gamma chapter was also the first one to be founded at a predominantly white university.
The search for Penn's new director of Greek life has begunThere is still no replacement for Banks-Crosson, but Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs Hikaru Kozuma has temporarily assumed Banks-Crosson’s responsibilities.
Following controversy on event registration, Penn now subsidizes costs for student groupsWhile these rules were intended to make the campus "safe and responsible," they often ended up imposing financial burdens on many organizations that couldn't afford the prices the new rules demanded.
Interfraternity Council offers more flexible new member education to combat poor attendanceLast year, only five of Penn's 27 fraternities met the attendance requirements for new member education programming, much of which addresses sexual assault and sexual health.
Penn's Director of Greek life is stepping down to take on a new role in Wharton's MBA programEddie Banks-Crosson joined the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn as director in August 2015 and will now serve as the director of Student Life in Wharton's MBA program.
Penn sorority hopefuls delayed by 'bomb cyclone' worry about their chances at rushHundreds of students looking to join sororities were required to return to campus several days earlier than the first day of classes, but some have been rerouted because of weather.
Penn students are trying to design a course that sheds light on wellness within incarcerated communities“The more people that are aware of this issue, the more we can get done policy-wise in order to stop mass incarceration," said Engineering senior Anna Estep.
When the Justice Dept withheld money from Phila. for being a 'sanctuary city,' the city sued — and wonPhiladelphia sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice withheld $1.5 million in federal grant money over Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” policies.
University of Michigan becomes one of the most notable schools to suspend fraternitiesUniversity administrators have been looking into six counts of hazing, allegations of drugging, and purported instances of sexual misconduct perpetrated by Michigan fraternity members.
The Netter Center at Penn celebrated 25 years of community engagement last weekThe two-day conference featured speeches from Penn President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, and Netter Center Founding Director Ira Harkavy.
Penn students are creating 'Penn Club Review' to change the University's stressful club cultureStudents said they were influenced by Harvard University’s Q-Guide, a resource launched this fall that provides reviews and comments about different student clubs.
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is sentenced to five years in prisonSeth Williams, who resigned from his post in June after pleading guilty to charges of bribery, extortion and fraud, was given the maximum prison sentence.