Articles by Heather Bromfield
Some students struggle to understand international TA'sWhile recitations generally serve as a place for students to get their questions answered about the week’s lecture, Engineering sophomore Geoffrey Vedernikoff did not find this to be the case.
Penn faculty and city officials release Violence Against Women reportThe report, which was published by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice features 12 agencies who service domestic violence victims. The report addresses their actions and makes recommendations for the groups.
GSE helps transform higher education in KazakhstanSince 2009, Penn’s Graduate School of Education has been working with Kazakhstani leaders on revamping their higher education system. GSE faculty and staff first advised leaders in anticipation of the opening of Nazerbayev University, which saw its first incoming class in fall 2010.
Heather Bromfield | The ins and outs of being an RAAs an RA in a freshman hall, I get to do things like take my floor to Max Brenner for ridiculously tasty desserts — things that my friends in the high rises aren’t so interested in doing with their floormates.
Center for High Impact Philanthropy aims for social impactHoused at the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy was established in 2006 by SP2 Dean Richard Gelles and a group of anonymous Wharton alumni.
Actively Moving Forward helps students cope with griefEach year, roughly a fourth of college students cope with the death of a family member or a close friend.
Penn Law students take a break from the booksEstablished in 1977, the Light Opera Company is a Law School student group which produces, directs and performs a musical comedy every year.
Law students fight animal cruelty with pro bono workThe Animal Law Project, which provides its services pro bono, helps prepare memos, draft petitions and conduct legal research in local animal cruelty cases.
Fels professor Marjorie Margolies looks back on political careerThe former Pennsylvania representative and 1963 College graduate currently co-teaches the “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns” class at the Fels Institute of Government.
PhilaSoup event gives micro-grants to local educatorsPhilaSoup group of teachers and educators gathered at the Kimmel Center to compete for micro-grants. The grants fund various types of projects so that educators can enhance their teaching.
Penn Law professor fights for equality for LGBT communityPenn Law professor Tobias Wolff, who served as LGBT policy chair for the Obama campaign from 2007-08, works towards LGBT equality on Penn’s campus and on a national scale.
Program brings positive psychology to the battlefieldPenn professors began developing the program with the army because of the alarming rates of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder
Penn students gear up for preceptorialsRegistration will be open this weekend for preceptorials, non-credit, non-graded classes that normally meet once or twice a semester. VIDEO: Word on the Walk – Preceptorials
Penn Law unveils Center for Ethics and the Rule of LawThe Center will grapple with issues such as how to cope with enemies who are non-state actors, how to justify the lack of symmetrical risk in warfare in an age when precision weapons are becoming more common and how to tackle cyber threats.
Penn Law study shows race-based discrimination in criminal sentencingBoth academics and pundits have speculated for decades that there is race-based discrimination in the criminal justice system. Now, Law School professor David Abrams has finally confirmed this popular notion.
College Republicans host new board's first eventHistory professor Alan Kors spoke at the Penn College Republicans Annual Keynote Address Monday.
American Indian author promotes literacyAs the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection — Sherman Alexie’s talk was the capstone event for the 2011 program, a joint project between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Office of the Mayor.
'Two hours of vaginas'As the audience filed into Irvine Auditorium Friday and Saturday nights, female students marketed Silly Bandz and lollipops shaped like female genitalia — all in the spirit of The Vagina Monologues.