Articles by Harrison Garfinkle

04/14/10 4:10am

In down economy, business frats provide leg up

While Career Services offers many resources to help students network, joining a business fraternity provides some students with even greater networking opportunities.
02/16/10 4:00pm

Aiming for companies of choice

Despite the slow job market, Penn students still receive employment offers from some of the top American firms and often choose companies based on prestige and reputation.
12/14/09 1:20am

Study: Average debt increases for seniors

A new study conducted by the Project on Student Debt found that between 2004 and 2008, average debt for graduating seniors with loans increased from $18,650 to $23,200.
12/09/09 5:02am

November crime declines 28%

November crime decreased by 28 percent this year compared to rates from November of last year, while year-to-date crime has also decreased by 13 percent.
12/08/09 6:29am
A new study conducted by researchers in the Criminology Department shows that conductive energy devices, such as Tasers, may be safer to use than physical force.
11/23/09 6:44am

Explaining study abroad gender gaps

Women study abroad in much higher numbers than men — and a new study may help explain why.
11/23/09 6:39am

Penn Police conduct Thanksgiving checks

While many students return home for Thanksgiving, Penn Police and Allied Barton security officers will remain on campus to be on the lookout for criminal activity.
11/19/09 11:47pm

Penn Police and PennDOT stress safe driving

“Click it or ticket” — that’s the message Penn Police is trying to get across as part of their “Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization” campaign.
11/18/09 1:42am
Nov. 12 — Nateria Morrison, 37, unaffiliated with the University and of the 300 block of N. 41st Street, was arrested at about 6:15 p.m. for allegedly assaulting a male, 38.
11/16/09 1:45am

Suspect in custody after burglaries at frat houses

A series of eight recent burglaries in fraternity houses across campus have Division of Public Safety officials taking stricter measures to prevent similar incidents.
11/11/09 3:30am

Teens arrested for assault

Police arrested three female juveniles on Sunday evening for allegedly attacking two female students on Locust Walk.
11/11/09 12:51am

Crime Log

Oct. 30 — A male student, 31, reported at about 2:45 p.m. that he and a known suspect were in a physical altercation while at Hutchinson Gym.
11/05/09 5:30am

Campus crime up 11% for October

October crime rose 11 percent this year compared to October of last year. Crime for the year to date is down 12 percent.
11/04/09 11:07pm

Universities make AARP list of best employers

Other Ivies were among the top employers for workers over 50, but Penn didn't participate in the survey.
10/28/09 12:22am
Penn Police arrested four male juveniles, all unaffiliated with the University, at about 7:30 p.m. for allegedly taking merchandise from Urban Outfitters.
10/21/09 3:53am
Over a decade after the opening of the Tucker PAL center, increased support from the entire Penn community has helped Penn Police maintain its support of area youth.
10/21/09 12:41am

Wharton alum arrested in insider-trading scheme

Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was arrested Friday for allegedly taking in more than $20 million in an insider-trading scheme.
10/14/09 4:09am
Oct. 8 — Bruce Alvardo, 24, unaffiliated with the University and of the 3300 block of N. Phillip Street, was arrested at about 4:45 a.m. for allegedly assaulting a police officer at 7-11.
10/13/09 2:06am
The Division of Public Safety is working with other University officials, local businesses and landlords to install more lighting around off-campus residences.
10/08/09 3:43am

Overall crime down 14 percent

Overall crime has gone down by 14 percent compared to this time last year, but forcible sex offenses and aggravated assaults are slightly up.
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