Articles by Avi Grunfeld

12/09/12 6:21pm
When Slavic languages and literature professor Kevin Platt left the U.S. for Latvia and Russia in June 2011, he thought he was leaving during an exciting time here for a “stagnant place where nothing ever happens.”
11/07/12 4:28am
Members of College Republicans understandably had a different response to the results. VIDEO: Obama Campaign PA election watch party
10/15/12 12:17am
The Rotunda has hosted some big names in music over the years. John Legend, a 1999 College graduate, performed there as a student, and Matisyahu, Spoon and Wiz Khalifa are among the many other performers brought in.
10/03/12 10:59pm

The DP sits down with Law School professor Ed Rock

Rock, who will have a major say in the University’s involvement with Coursera moving forward, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss the future of online learning at Penn.
09/16/12 8:14pm

Harvard scandal prompts examination of academic integrity at Penn

“There was a culture at Harvard where it was acceptable to collaborate on take-homes,” said Engineering junior Sharon Roth, co-chair of the University Honor Council, a student group that works closely with the OSC to promote academic integrity. “That’s not allowed here.”
09/06/12 11:58pm
Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program that has been helping veterans apply to and succeed in college at Penn for 33 years.
06/14/12 2:42pm

Zoning Board approves liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut

The Zoning Board approved the application of a state liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut streets on June 14 after rejecting the store at an April hearing. The new ruling comes after the entire Zoning Board heard arguments for and against the store during a special appeals hearing on June 6.
06/13/12 9:16pm
While most Penn students are gone for the summer, the University City Square Farmers’ Market at the corner of 36th and Walnut streets continues to sell fresh produce to customers from across Philadelphia.
06/06/12 9:32pm

Talks for liquor store at 43rd and Chestnut resume

The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment heard arguments in favor and against a proposed liquor store at a hearing yesterday after denying the store’s application at an April hearing.
04/11/12 12:34am
As in years past, high-school students admitted to Penn will be visiting campus during Spring Fling weekend. FLING SERIES: Part 1
01/31/12 1:08am

Penn community responds to UA hazing

Students across campus have offered mixed reactions to the Undergraduate Assembly’s violations of the University’s Antihazing and Alcohol and Drug policies.
12/11/11 7:28pm

Weiss Pavilion receives LEED gold certification

The George A. Weiss Pavilion, located in the north arcade of Franklin Field, was given a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the United States Green Building Council, Facilities and Real Estate Services announced on Friday.
12/08/11 1:31am
The new law school building Golkin Hall will open on Jan. 9, according to Facilities and Real Estate Services. The $33.6-million building will contain classrooms, faculty office space, an auditorium and a moot courtroom.
12/06/11 12:28am
Six groups of students eagerly awaited an email on Friday to let them know if their ideas for a new residential program at Penn would come to fruition. WORD ON THE WALK: Residential programs
11/29/11 10:03pm

Power Down Challenge reduces electricity use

Organizers of the first fall Power Down Challenge announced that residents of Fisher Hassenfeld, Ware and Riepe college houses reduced their electricity consumption by 20.42 percent collectively.
11/29/11 12:37am

Students, administrators pleased by Power Down Challenge results

The Quad won this year’s first annual Power Down Challenge by reducing its total electricity consumption by 20.42 percent. INTERACTIVE: Power Down Challenge results
11/28/11 10:14pm

Students to face new housing system

The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down for a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Department of Residential Services and College Houses and Academic Services to talk about on-campus housing changes.
11/21/11 11:19pm
A $102 million extension to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine will allow the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to provide better accommodations for patients.
11/15/11 11:21pm
The Information Commons at Franklin Field, a 7,000-square foot mezzanine study space in the George A. Weiss Pavilion with a price tag of $2.55 million, will have the capacity to hold more than 180 students for group or individual study.
11/10/11 11:57pm
While Pennsylvania State University is more than 150 miles away from Philadelphia, its Board of Trustees’ decision to fire football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier has resonated here at Penn.
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