Articles by Emmanuel Gebremeskel
Nearly 1,900 staff vacancies in Phila. school district cause challenges, safety concernsThe district has decided to send approximately 50 employees from administrative offices around the city to teach and provide support to schools that are struggling with the staffing issue.
Two graduate students win $50,000 scholarships at 2021 Weitzman School of Design AwardsThe awards are given to recognize the achievements of innovative Weitzman students, faculty, and alumni, as well as leaders in architecture and planning outside of the Penn community.
Larry Krasner reelected Philadelphia District AttorneyOver one million ballots were requested for this year’s election. As of Tuesday afternoon, 73% of these requested ballots were returned.
Gutmann Leadership Scholars program kicks off with financial support for Nursing studentsThis year's cohort has 10 scholars who meet with Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel each month to discuss leadership opportunities.
Penn students, HUP staff participate in “Bans Off Our Bodies” march for abortion rightsThe march was organized by several Philadelphia community members, including Perelman School of Medicine students.
Supreme Court will not hear the final challenge to Pennsylvania’s 2020 election resultsThe suit argued that it was illegal for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots to three days after the election in Pennsylvania.
Annenberg study finds testimony from scientists increases positive views of vaccinesThe study found that participants who watched a video clip of science experts were more likely to have positive views on vaccines compared to those who watched a video of parent anecdotes.
Penn senior, alum awarded Churchill Scholarship to study at Cambridge UniversityCollege senior Adam Konkol and December 2020 College graduate Abigail Timmel were two of 16 people across the country who were awarded the scholarship.
Philadelphia eases COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor dining and sporting eventsRestaurants may now have six people per table outdoors and professional sports teams are allowed to have spectators at a limited capacity.