Articles by Isabella Fertel
'Dartys' and 'Downtowns': a guide to NSO parties from rising sophomores“I felt a bit of pressure [to attend parties during NSO] but it was more because I wanted to make as many friends as I could and going out was a good way to do that."
Gutmann joins Nobel Prize winner and NASA scientist to receive an honorary degree from Johns Hopkins this monthJohns Hopkins' Board of Trustees Secretary Maureen Marsh told The Daily Pennsylvanian that Gutmann was chosen due to her status as one of higher education’s most respected leaders.
Meet the students who were at graduation even though they had already received their diplomasPenn students who choose to graduate a semester early often stress the financial benefits, explaining that it allows them to save a semester's worth of tuition.
Pennsylvania spared from law aimed at defunding Planned ParenthoodA new law from the Trump administration may lead to the shutdown of Planned Parenthood in other states, but nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania have pledged to continue funding local branches of Planned Parenthood, the Inquirer reported.
Why many Nursing and pre-med students won't be able to Fling this year“I’ve gone to a day of darties, but I’ve never properly flung,” College junior Adair Powers said. “I’m a junior and I haven’t had a year where I can really go out all weekend with my friends.”
Student-organized photojournalism gallery presents stories of gun violenceCollege senior Tia Yang said Where's the Love, Philadelphia? does not intend on using these narratives to make a political statement on gun control.
Stanford professor uses Access Hollywood screen-grab in event promotion, starting another free speech debateStanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin noted the university’s nonprofit status as being an integral component of decisions regarding the image’s use.
New UA leadership has big plans to improve mental health and lower costs on campusCollege junior Michelle and College sophomore Jay Shah ran together on a platform targeting the five biggest issues they feel affect students on Penn’s campus.
New York becomes first state in the nation to fund free universal college educationStudents with family income under $100,000 will receive free tuition to CUNY or SUNY schools per the Excelsior Scholarship.
Penn announces plan to replace the Fresh Grocer with Acme — which will include a StarbucksThe new store area, which Acme calls a "first class urban grocery experience," will feature a Starbucks, the third within a seven-block stretch of Walnut Street.
Penn Medicine and current students worked to organize a conference around LGBTQ youth and healthcare“Overall, I think the point of the panels was really to elevate [youth] voices over professional voices because they are the experts on their lives,” Rosemary Thomas, Program Coordinator for the Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health said. “It’s really powerful for professionals to hear real life experiences if they haven’t before”
Rebecca Stein appointed Executive Director of the Online Learning InitiativeRebecca Stein has experience with online learning through her partnership with Coursera, a site that provides online access to courses offered by top universities around the world.
Penn professor helps draft policy to accommodate transgender youth in Philadelphia schoolsThe policy states that schools should adopt gender neutral language as the norm in all documents and written correspondence with students, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. It calls for the reduction, if not elimination, of the practice of “segregating students by gender” in classes.
Modernity meets tradition at Natives at Penn annual powwow“You learn to dance from the elders in your tribe,” Dienes said. “So you don’t want to do the same moves that your mom and dad did.”
Meet the group of female undergrads hosting a women's leadership conference at PennThe event features an all-female cast of speakers — including former Pennsylvania senatorial candidate Katie McGinty and New York Times associate digital editor Jazmine Hughes — who are business owners and leaders in their professional fields.
Penn surgeon develops reconstructive surgery for victims of female genital mutilationSince the initial success, Percec has performed the technique on two additional patients — referred to her by the first patient — who also underwent FGM.
How to use Penn Course Review's new 'Course Cart' featureThe feature combines all of the scores of selected courses into a single number for each ratings category.
Minority groups on campus have created a diversity award for professorsThe 5B, made up of the Lambda Alliance, the Asian Student Pacific Coalition, UMOJA, the Latin@ Coalition, and the United Minorities Council, created the award to celebrate the efforts and impact of faculty at Penn that they say go otherwise unrecognized.
Why fraternity—but not sorority—members were required to attend The Vagina Monologues this yearThe Interfraternity Council instituted a new policy this year making it mandatory for fraternities to send at least ten members to the Vagina Monologues.