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Alum launches film series on post-Penn life2011 College graduate and founder of Prillen Steven Allen has released the trailer of "Childlike," a film series on 20-somethings finding their place in New York City.
Penn lands 17 Fulbright scholarsEach year, thousands of students apply to be paid to conduct independent research or teach English abroad.
The Grad Student experienceWhile undergraduates are busy biting hats on Hey Day, jumping in bouncy castles during Fling, or banding together to scream the night before the first economics midterm, graduate students live in a different world.
Student Disabilities Services receives mixed reviewsReceiving emails from Canvas for note takers is nothing unusual for Penn students. For some, sign language translators at lectures are not so surprising either.
Behind the ICA's partnership with PennA part of Penn’s campus under the Provost’s office, the ICA collaborates with other schools for student involvement.
Students' cookie sandwich business plans its expansionOne year since its launch, the NOMsense Bakery — which specializes in decadent cookie sandwiches — is no longer a hobby three undergraduate students are passionate about. The cookie sandwich business has concrete plans to serve Penn students.
Alum uses rap to inform Ugandan populationIf rap brings Eminem, Juicy J or O.T. Genasis first to mind, you haven’t seen the other side of hip-hop yet.
Swapping spring semester for the spotlightWearing suits every day and flocking to Huntsman Hall for OCR information sessions is not the only way Wharton students chase their dreams. Nick Silverio, a Wharton sophomore, is pursuing his dance career while taking a short break from Penn.
Penn clubs bring glee to the White HousePenn Glee Club, Penn Sori, and Penn Shabbatones performed at the White House over winter break.
Early decision admission rate drops by 1.3 percentage pointsPenn admitted 24 percent of its early-decision applicant pool, a drop of 1.3 percentage points from last year's 25.3 percent acceptance rate.
Penn logs increase in Pell Grant recipientsDespite constant criticism that selective colleges are inaccessible to students of lower socio-economic background, the number of Pell Grant recipients has increased in the last six years at Penn. Since 2008, the Pell Grant recipients rose by 60 percent, with 15 percent of freshman receiving the grant as a part of their financial aid package.
Penn receives no Rhodes Scholars for fifth year in a rowAmong the Ivy League universities, Columbia University and Penn were the only schools without any Rhodes Scholarship recipients.
Penn likely to join new college app platform, once it's createdThe new application platform — which would serve as an alternate to the Common App — intends to increase flexibility for member colleges by reducing the number of required items for all schools.
Alumni give back by interviewing applicantsCollege application does not end with clicking the submit button on the Common App. Alumni interview is another procedure most Penn applicants go through. “Students are pretty nervous about the interviews,” Laurie Weingarten, a Penn alumna and director of One-Stop College Counseling said.
Why do people come to Penn?Every day, hundreds of students and parents flock in and out of Irvine Auditorium to go on a campus tour.
Higher Education Roundup: November 9thHere's what going on around the Ivies this week.
Penn ED apps increase by 5 percent to all-time highThis is the second year in a row that more than 5,000 applicants have applied early.
Meet the admissions office's LGBTQ specialistWhen admissions officers read early decision applications throughout the next month, they will be keeping an eye for indicators of sexual orientation.
Coming soon: The early decision deadlineThere is less than a week remaining before early decision candidates for the Class of 2019 have to submit their applications.