Articles by Elizabeth Gormisky

04/27/10 5:20pm

Cause of student death Monday still unknown

At a public information session today, university officials said there was no new information concerning the death of Wharton junior and football team co-captain Owen Thomas.
04/15/10 6:27am

'U.S. News' releases grad school rankings

Penn Med rose to second for research, Wharton fell two spots to fifth, and Penn Law rose one place to seventh from 2009.
03/28/10 9:50pm

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.
03/19/10 7:17pm

Starr to open 'El Rey' restaurant in April

Stephen Starr, who owns Pod on Penn's campus, has 13 other restaurants in the city. He is known for unique decor and distinct menu themes.
03/10/10 9:00pm
Penn’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Fry was named president of Drexel University on Wednesday, March 10.
03/04/10 2:00am

Japanese Studies prof dies of sudden heart attack

Professor William LaFleur of the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department died suddenly from a heart attack on Feb. 26, according to the Office of the Provost. He was on leave this semester.
03/03/10 6:11am

HUP hit with federal lawsuit

A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday charging the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with denying a patient care because he did not have health insurance.
02/17/10 10:56pm

Fresh Grocer closed today

The supermarket at 40th and Walnut closed due to electrical problems. Around 1 p.m. it began experiencing refrigeration problems, which led to cash registers shorting out.
02/10/10 10:43pm

MBA student died Feb. 2

Douglas Sheppard, a native of Rutherford, N.J., received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and would have graduated from Wharton this year.
01/29/10 4:46am

U. switches to direct loans

Penn's loan program will switch to Direct Lending from the government, which will allow students quicker access to funds and provide a small reduction in fees.
01/15/10 5:29am

Professor emeritus William Evan dies at 87

Evan taught sociology and management at the University for over 50 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn in 1946.
01/12/10 11:22pm

SHS announces possible final H1N1 vaccine clinic

A special H1N1 vaccine clinic will be held Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Houston Hall.
01/12/10 11:03pm

Penn not included on Princeton Review's Best Value list

Penn is noticeably absent from the 2010 Princeton Review and USA Today rankings of “Best Value Colleges.”
12/14/09 12:58am

GRE undergoes 'largest revision in its history'

The revised GRE will be administered beginning in the fall of 2011 to the approximately 630,000 students who take the test annually.
12/04/09 3:31am

Westboro Baptist will protest Hillel Monday

Westboro Baptist Church will protest Monday outside Hillel at 11:30 a.m., speaking out against Judaism and homosexuality.
12/04/09 3:22am

Penn sees rise in ED applications

For the first time in three years, the number of early decision applications to Penn has increased. The Admissions Office received 3,842 early applications this year.
11/25/09 6:17am

Finding a great apartment at the last minute

When my only option seemed to be living with Mom and Dad in the ‘burbs and earning “regular” status on the SEPTA R5, I became my own personal real estate agent.
11/25/09 3:35am

Penn’s pricey reputation ‘a myth’

Penn tuition has a reputation for being excessively pricey — but experts think otherwise. The University was recently ranked eighth on Kiplinger’s 2009-2010 list for Best Values in Private Universities.
11/23/09 5:13am

Few details in death of sophomore

College sophomore Alex Ryles died Sunday, University spokeswoman Lori Doyle confirmed. No further details about Ryles' death were available Sunday night.
11/19/09 11:58pm
A car was on fire outside of the Radian on Walnut Street tonight at about 6:15 p.m. The Philadelphia Fire Department put out the flames about 20 minutes later. No one was injured.
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