Articles by Caroline Simon
Inside Wharton's years-long effort to court Donald Trump's billion-dollar fortuneThough Penn’s administration has maintained a meticulous silence towards its first graduate to reach the Oval Office, records of Trump’s past at Penn suggest that relations weren’t always so icy.
Penn's million-dollar lobbying operationAccording to a report from Open The Books, a database of government spending, 29.6 percent of the $17.8 million the Ivies spent on lobbying from 2010-2014 could be traced back to Penn.
Students just flyered the LOVE statue to protest the University's response to neo-Nazi 'hate speech' on campusOne protester, who did not want to be named for fear of retaliation from the white supremacy groups, said she and others who participated were angered by what they saw as Penn's nonchalant attitude towards the neo-Nazi flyers put up around campus earlier this week.
Prestige draws Penn students to finance and consulting after graduation — but at what cost?“There is a whole life experience that predisposes children to be more successful, and get into these more successful schools, and get drawn into careers that feel like their childhood and feel like the elite trajectory that they have been on throughout their childhood," said Alexandra Michel, a Graduate School of Education professor who used to work at Goldman Sachs.
Task force formed after OZ email incident recommends new requirements for off-campus groupsOne major recommendation involves the creation of a new category for off-campus organizations — called “Identified Off-Campus Groups.”
Ivanka Trump at Penn: polished, removed and 'destined for success'Members of the Wharton Class of 2004 who remembered Trump generally described her as polished, hardworking and nice. Like her father, she transferred to Penn before her junior year, and she wasn’t particularly involved in Penn’s social scene.
Penn Nursing and Wharton Business School take top spots on college rankingsPenn's School of Nursing and the Wharton School took the top spots on U.S. News & World Report and QS World University Rankings.
Penn just reaffirmed its objection to Trump's immigration banTrump's policy, outlined in a new executive order released on Monday after the original version was blocked by several federal judges, bans travel from six majority-Muslim countries.
College student's death was an apparent suicideVice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum announced the student's death in an email to all undergraduates on Wednesday afternoon.
Inside the challenges international students face navigating mental health at PennSome of Penn’s international students grew up in cultures where mental health is not discussed or even acknowledged.
Transferring your SHS health record just got a lot easierPreviously, students or alumni who wanted to transfer their medical records to a third party — like a future medical provider — had to obtain a print copy of the records, to be scanned or mailed.
Trump's presidential win is throwing seniors' career plans into uncertaintyAs graduating seniors prepare to enter a workforce characterized by political uncertainty under Trump's presidency, many have had to rethink their professional plans — particularly those students who had hoped to work in politics or government.
How will sexual assault policy at Penn change under Trump?At Penn — where sexual assault has long been the focus of both student activism and administrative attention — potential rollback of federal guidelines on sexual misconduct is unlikely to have any serious impact.
Sen. Cory Booker, a frequent Trump critic, to speak at 2017 Commencement ceremonyThe choice of U.S. Sen. Booker (D- N.J.), a vocal critic of Trump's ban, falls in line with Penn's evident distaste for hard-line immigration policy.
Students and faculty affected by immigration ban face an uncertain futureStudents at Penn from the banned countries now face a heartbreaking choice: remain in the United States indefinitely, unable to travel home and see their families, or forfeit the Penn education they spent years working towards.
In response to Trump's 'extreme vetting' of immigrants, Muslim students express fearThe draft of the order demands a 30-day halt on immigration from several countries that have already been labelled as linked to terrorism under various laws, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
How one student's interest is shaping a new Penn minorBy the fall of 2018, environmental humanities will be its own minor, offering classes ranging from environmental ethics to digital humanities and history of the environment.
Penn students were among the protesters marching on D.C. to resist TrumpThe Washington Post reported that the number of people using the metro to get into the city to march is already higher than it was for the inauguration yesterday.
Donald Trump is sworn in as President, becoming first Penn graduate to hold the nation's highest officeTrump frequently referenced his Wharton degree while campaigning, arguing that his Ivy League credentials have sharpened his business acumen.
A new scholarship will support Penn's student leaders in mental healthThis year, Penn will begin awarding a $150,000 scholarship to student leaders in mental health and wellness.
Blog Posts by Caroline Simon
Up close and personal with Ted Cruz at 1:15 a.m.Republican presidential candidates and Daily Pennsylvanian editors evidently have similar tastes in hotels.
How Trump lost his luster for one Tea Party coupleRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wavering views have lost him support among the deeply conservative voters he has prided himself on winning over.