Articles by Esha Indani
Trump's visa policies prompt Penn international students to offer new resources for their peersTrump's administration has enforced multiple travel bans that have impacted students from various countries.
Graduate students at the University of Chicago become the latest to unionizeFollowing a two-day election last week, the University of Chicago became one of 12 academic institutions to host a Graduate Student Union.
The CIS department has the most cases of academic dishonesty — but not for the reason you thinkOne of the main reasons for the high number of cases of academic dishonesty is the CIS department's plagiarism-checking software, professors said.
Penn wants to 'identify' off-campus groups, but no clear plan exists for making them complyThis task force was formed in response to an offensive email sent by off-campus organization OZ two semesters ago.
Patient sues doctor and Penn over alleged sexual assault that occurred in Penn Presbyterian Medical CenterDuring an appointment in Leonard Rosenfeld's office on the premises of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, a patient claims he hypnotized her before sexually assaulting her.
Penn lags behind many of its peers in affordability and access rankingsThe most recent such ranking, published by MONEY, a magazine part of Time, Inc., listed Penn 27th on a list of the 711 "best colleges for your money."
Former Penn professor emeritus Elias Burstein has diedA groundbreaking physicist with over 200 scientific papers published throughout his career, Burstein was 99 years old and is survived by his wife, three daughters and two grandchildren.
Penn students share their secret study spots that come with a view, free printing and snacksIncoming students, you'll want to know where to go when the Van Pelt underground is overcrowded during finals week.
For international students, visa requirements pose an additional hurdle during recruitingEven after international students secure a sponsor for the H-1B visa, they still have to enter a lottery system for the visa which is known for having a low acceptance rate. In 2016, only 85,000 visas were granted out of 236,000 applications.
Penn Medicine announces $1.5 billion Pavilion, the University's 'largest capital project' in historyThe project aims to house inpatient care for heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, the Abramson Cancer Center and a new emergency department. This is Philadelphia's most "ambitious health care building project," Penn Medicine said in a statement.
The IFC wants to improve relations between fraternity presidents and Penn's alcohol and drug monitors“There was not much communication up until an event was getting shut down,” President of the IFC and College junior Bradley Freeman said. “Our goals were to form a relationship and better understanding between monitors and presidents.”
Greek organizations on campus just attended their first formal training session on mental healthVice president of Sigma Alpha Mu and College junior Matt Foman said he felt the Greek community was a good place to start expanding mental health training. “I think that Greek life is a place where people can be very real with each other and aren’t really afraid to talk about more intimate things," he said.
After student death, Penn State may ban Greek life — and Penn students don't approveAfter the president of Penn State published a letter suggesting that a fraternity member's death might result in the banning of Greek Life altogether at Penn State, Penn students maintain their support for Greek life at Penn.
Students for Justice in Palestine holds 'Israel Apartheid Week'Students for Justice in Palestine are hosting "Israeli Apartheid Week" for the second time at Penn despite receiving backlash last year.
Penn professor and fellow named 40 under 40 for minority healthProfessor of plastic surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine Paris Butler and vice-provost’s postdoctoral fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Ahmaad Jenkins received the honor.
Why are alcohol policies stricter for sororities than they are for fraternities?“I, for one, don’t want to have to deal with parties at my house,” McCann said. “But it also places us in an uncomfortable position where we have to rely on boys for parties and alcohol and that can definitely create an uncomfortable power dynamic.”
John Legend to work with the Quattrone Center on criminal justice reformIn the press release, Legend said he was “thrilled” to work with Penn on “critical issues” that the US criminal justice system faces.
Some colleges provide housing to students affected by the travel ban — Penn is helping on a 'case by case' basisFollowing the executive orders of the immigration ban on the entry of refugees from Muslim-majority countries, some universities announced that they will be providing free summer housing for international students impacted by the orders.
Penn researcher receives $16.3 million for HIV vaccine developmentAn HIV vaccine does not yet exist due to the nature of the infection, which quickly mutates and hides its external layer of proteins, commonly called the envelope.