Articles by Gianna Ferrarin
This new club will serve first gen., low-income students in engineering and techFLITE plans to host workshops for students to build academic skills and provide advice for navigating these industries.
'The job is to nurture talent': Hitomi Yoshida joins PAACH as new coordinatorYoshida, a 1995 graduate from the Graduate School of Education, brings an extensive background in intercultural education and community work to her new role.
Students hope for more funding and tangible support from new Penn Law diversity initiativesRuger sent an email in late August to the Penn Law community to introduce structural changes to Penn Law's Office of Inclusion and Engagement, which was established in May.
Class of 2023 yield rate jumps to 70% — Penn’s highest in 10 yearsThis year, 70% of 3,345 admitted students accepted their offers, the highest yield rate since the 2009-2010 academic year.
Six police officers injured in shooting near Temple UniversitySix officers received non-fatal gunshot injuries after narcotics officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a North Philadelphia home, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Evidence of college admissions scam uncovered by FBI years before Jerome Allen scandalAuthorities discovered the college consultant at the center of the national scandal in 2016 while investigating Philip Esformes, the parent who bribed a former coach to help ensure his son's admission to Penn, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Man freed from prison after wrongful conviction for murder of Penn studentChester Hollman III was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Penn student in 1991. Now, his charges will be formally dismissed later this month, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Search process underway for first ever full-time FGLI Program coordinatorThe Greenfield Intercultural Center recently released a full-time job posting for the position, which was previously part-time. For years, FGLI advocates have said the role is too demanding to accomplish in a part-time capacity.
Joe Biden earned $15.6 million in two years. Here's what he made at Penn.The former vice president earned nearly $800,000 from working at Penn as a Presidential Professor or Practice.
Penn Medicine buys new building in Center City for $99 millionThe new tower, located at 800 Walnut St., is the most expensive per-square-foot office building in Philadelphia.
Rafael Robb, ex-Penn professor and convicted murderer, requests travel outside countryRobb, who was convicted in 2007 for bludgeoning his wife to death, appeared before a Montgomery County Court judge on June 28 and requested a trip to Israel to handle his mother's estate.
Two workers trapped after Van Pelt building construction scaffolding collapsesThe fire department was called to 34th and Walnut streets, and firefighters and Penn Police escorted the workers down a ladder.
Wharton raises cost of MBA degree as peer institutions halt tuition increaseWharton will increase its MBA tuition while Harvard University and the University of Chicago freeze theirs.
Wharton appoints professor Diana Robertson as new head of undergraduate programsRobertson, a Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor, will replace current vice dean Lori Rosenkopf on July 1.
From racial inequality to Game of Thrones, here's a recap of Penn's 263rd commencementPenn President Amy Gutmann gave the opening speech for the ceremony after 2019 College graduate Shiv Nadkarni performed the national anthem.
'It's a system that is completely unfair': students question wealth's role in admissionsStudents said the national admissions scandal and the Jerome Allen case have generated discussions on the role that money plays in college admissions. College junior Luke Yamulla referenced the bribery allegations as well as recent tuition hikes in a recent post on Penn’s meme page, Official Unofficial Squirrel Catching Club.
Penn student tour guides will now focus on personal stories instead of facts and figuresPenn Admissions revamped their information sessions and admissions tours, run by Kite and Key Society, to be less focused on "facts and figures" and more on personal anecdotes of Penn.
Penn received 44,960 applications for the Class of 2023 — the largest pool to dateThe number of applications Penn received is about a one percent increase from last year's numbers. By comparison, the Class of 2022 saw above a 10 percent increase in applications.
Penn LPS classes will soon be replaced by its first-ever online bachelor's degree programStarting this fall, Penn will be the first Ivy League school to offer a fully online bachelor degree program.