Articles by Darina Shtrakhman

05/11/12 7:47am

Darina Shtrakhman | An end to my Penn 'practical education'

I’ve been impressed, engaged and inspired by the Penn community. Now it’s time for a new crop of wide-eyed freshmen to have that same chance.
11/05/10 8:28pm

Early decision applications rise 17 percent

Penn received 17 percent more early decision applications this year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda. This brings the total to approximately 4,500 — up from 3,851 last fall.
11/03/10 7:04am

Onorato concedes in gov. race

Democrat Dan Onorato conceded to Republican Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
11/03/10 5:16am
Penn Leads the Vote reports that 1,460 students turned out to vote today. The figure is “essentially even” with the 1,500-person turnout in 2006.
11/01/10 5:57am

Michelle Obama coming to campus

Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.
11/01/10 5:57am

Michelle Obama coming to campus

Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.
10/15/10 8:23pm

Bushnell to remain SAS dean until 2013

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell will continue in her role until June 30, 2013, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vince Price announced in an e-mail Friday.
10/04/10 7:09am

Students in Europe face terror alert

The State Dept. issued an alert for American travelers in Europe to be aware of heightened potential for a terrorist attack, but students abroad said it won't have much impact on their plans.
09/30/10 8:52am

Wharton tops Exec MBA ranking

In terms of executive masters of business administration programs, the Wharton School continues to dominate.
09/02/10 5:11am
Each incoming class at Penn is said to be better and brighter than its predecessors — this is once again true for the class of 2014.
06/17/10 5:50am

Few hopefuls taken off waitlist

Of the 3,000 students who were waitlisted at Penn this year, 1,800 chose to stay on the waitlist. As of June 14, only 40 have been admitted, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda.
04/29/10 5:06am

Mother remembers ‘driven’ son

Rev. Katherine Brearley, the mother of Wharton junior Owen Thomas, described her son as “a very self-directed person.” But that intensity also “had a dark side.”
04/28/10 4:59am

Student death confirmed a suicide

Rev. Katherine Brearley, the mother of Wharton junior Owen Thomas, confirmed that “Owen hanged himself.”
04/28/10 1:08am

Funeral for Owen Thomas to be held Monday

Wharton junior Owen Thomas' funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Union United Church of Christ in Neffs, Pa. A candlelight vigil will be held on College Green Thursday at 8 p.m.
04/27/10 12:41am
Wharton junior and football co-captain Owen Thomas was found dead at his off-campus residence, the University confirmed. Cause of death has not yet been determined.
04/19/10 8:26am

Webley resigns from UA

In a surprise announcement Sunday night, College junior and former Undergraduate Assembly Chairman Alec Webley resigned from the UA body via e-mail.
03/29/10 1:50am

Amalfitano wins UA presidency

College junior Matt Amalfitano won the first-ever election for Undergraduate Assembly president. College junior Mark Pan will serve as the first vice president.
03/24/10 8:40am

Cornell suicides raise concerns across Ivies

The suicides of two Cornell University students earlier this month triggered concerns about collegiate stress levels. There has been a total of six confirmed suicides at Cornell this academic year.
03/15/10 4:00am
The school fell to fourth place this year in BusinessWeek's 2010 Undergraduate Business School Rankings. It was ranked third last year after being in first for several years.
03/11/10 2:00am
Penn’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Fry was named president of Drexel University on Wednesday, March 10.
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