Articles by Fiona Glisson
Fiona Glisson | At the end of the nightI like to frame articles by describing images that represent overarching themes of the story. When I think of The Daily Pennsylvanian, I see a certain editor tap dancing down the hall with a Hey Day cane, after we finally got a key source on the record for a student government story — None of us knew he could do that. I remember shivering in an alley in Old City with a group of protestors who were dead set on ending mountain top removal. Or maybe the image I remember most is of a dining hall worker, brow furrowed, spreading a stack of healthcare bills across his dining room table, while he told us he did not make enough to support his ailing wife.
Shock waves reverberate in Canadian alumni community after shooting in capitalCanadian alumni and students reacted with shock after an armed gunman stormed the Canada’s Main Parliament Building and the National War Memorial, killing an honor guard and shutting down the nation’s capital.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Policy and Planning has a recipe for improving public schoolsDonna Cooper may be best known on campus for calling for Penn to pay 1.8 million to the City of Philadelphia as part of a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes
This Week in Penn History: Penn students recount watching the Soviet Union crumbleThen-Wharton and College junior Vladimir Bernstein protested the 1991 Soviet coup that would have brought a return to hardline communism.
Remembering Maya Angelou on TwitterPenn professors, students and alumni remembered the poet and civil rights activist on Twitter Today
Undergraduate Assembly bans laptops at meetingsThe move sparked unexpected controversy among leaders of student government branches.
This week in Penn history: Work study student goes undercover for a drug bustThe April 13 copy of the Daily Pennsylvanian reported the incident.
Kim wins UA presidential election, Delaney disqualifiedChilcote won the VP seat while Bittar was also disqualified.
NEC to deliberate UA election violationsAfter a three-hour trial, the Nominations and Elections Committee is deliberating whether Undergraduate Assembly presidential candidate Gabe Delaney and UA vice presidential candidate Julie Bittar violated election rules — which could result in their disqualification.
BREAKING: Admissions numbers releasedThe class of 2018 is the most competitive class in Penn's history.
In wake of impeachment petition, UA presidential hopefuls make preparationsUA Vice President Gabe Delaney and UA Representative Joyce Kim, both college juniors, turned in their petitions to run for UA president today.
Failed impeachment casts a long shadowSunday’s closed executive meeting of the Undergraduate Assembly contributed to a postponement of the annual budget process, leaving other branches of student government without an official budget allocation until March 23.
UA postpones budget after petition to impeach presidentThe petition to impeach the UA president fell short by one vote, sources say
Snow cancels Thursday classesEssential University staff and all Health System physicians and staff are required to report to work
Events canceled due to impending snowstormOn-campus interviews, a Year of Sound event and a Kelly Writers House event have all been canceled or postponed due to impending snow.
Vice President Biden unveiled new Amtrak locomotiveBiden showed strong support for the new Amtrak locomotive as the engine of technological, environmental and economical progress.
Sorority recruitment, fall make-up finals rescheduledOCR sessions are also among the events that will be rescheduled due to the University’s two-day snow hiatus.
Panhellenic recruitment, OCR postponed againSome campus facilities have abridged hours.
Events postponed after College freshman's deathTwo Penn events, sorority recruitment and a track and field meet, have been modified in response to the death of College freshman Madison Holleran, who died Friday night.