Articles by Gordon Ho
Penn to rename BBB major 'neuroscience' starting this summerCurrent BBB students said the name change is a welcome shift that will make their major more easily explainable to the wider public.
Penn trustees vote to bring AC to Gregory College House — the last dorm without coolingGregory is currently the only college house without AC. Construction will occur in the summer of 2020 and Gregory will be fully functioning with an AC system when students return next August for the 2020-2021 school year.
Wharton freshmen can no longer concentrate in actuarial scienceFreshmen who planned on studying actuarial science at Penn voiced frustration at the decision and the school's lack of a statement.
'Finance now is data analytics:' New Wharton course focuses on big dataProfessor Michael Roberts said the course will serve as a crucial guide for students aiming to enter the field of finance, due to the changing nature of the industry and the prioritization of data analytics skills.
New College House West extends construction hours to 11 p.m. on most weekdaysOn some evenings, the work may extend until 11:30 p.m. — a significant change from the previous construction schedule that spanned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wharton's new vice dean urges students to balance academic, recreational, and work lifeDuring an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian, Diana Robertson said she hoped undergraduates can be more agile in their learning and are able to reflect on their purpose during their time at Penn.
Design graduate students plan town hall event to discuss school’s renamingThis month, students voiced anger over Penn's decision to rename the design school and asserted that the Weitzman namesake does not accurately represent the school.
Amenities, fun facts, and occupancy statistics: a look into your on-campus housing optionsHere's a run-down of all your options, with fast facts about the college houses that can help you make the most informed decision on where to live next year.
Penn officially renames school of design after Stuart Weitzman in a ceremony ThursdayThe ceremony took place amid controversy surrounding the University’s decision to rename the school after current design graduate students sharply criticized the renaming.
‘We were completely blindsided': PennDesign students frustrated by the school’s renamingStudents critiqued the University's decision to rename the school after Weitzman, a fashion icon and 1963 Wharton graduate, because his profession as a designer is not related to any academic program offered at Penn.
New course registration PATH app will replace Penn InTouch in 2021PATH will have an app that allows students to plan their four-year academic path at Penn on worksheets.
Steve's Prince of Steaks extends weekday hours and offers deals for studentsThe restaurant, which was closed for months in early 2019, is currently open from Monday to Friday. The hours were previously 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those days, but starting today, Steve's will now be open until 10 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday.
New Career Services peer advisor program now available to undergradsThe new program allows walk-ins from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday at the Career Services office inside the McNeil Building.
Fewer students are getting in-person OCR interviews, but Career Services says not to worryA number of banks now prefer digital interviews through online interviewing services such as HireVue.
Penn will implement a new course numbering system starting in fall 2021The highest-level course available within each department will change from 999 to 9999. This change will be applicable to all 12 schools across the University at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Penn adds a design major for undergraduates starting this semesterThe University announced the creation of a new undergraduate program in fine arts and design in late August, which offers the new design major and a revamped fine arts major for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Penn virtual reality lab offers space for experiments, from prosthetics to interior designThrough coding virtual reality into experiments, Penn researchers have been able to measure psychological reactions to architectural features and help alleviate pain in patients who have prosthetic limbs.
Finance, consulting, and tech remain top industry choices among 2018 Penn gradsWhile students pursuing finance decreased over the years, the share of students working in the technology sector has doubled since 2011, jumping from 7% to 14%.
Ramadan will fall during finals, leading Penn students to balance studying and observanceWhile University policy allows examinations to be postponed for religious observance and allows students to take make-up exams during the first week of the fall or spring semester, the exact details are left up to the faculty and students to decide, University Chaplain Charles Howard said.