Articles by Jenna Pollack
Princeton Board of Trustees extends current president's tenureThe announcement comes at a time of widespread turnover among administration for high-profile universities — several other presidents are also stepping down from their positions.
Princeton will not remove a professor's controversial quote from university-affiliated websiteIn July 2020, Princeton Classics professor Joshua Katz wrote an essay in which he called the Black Justice League, a former student group at Princeton, a “small local terrorist organization,”
As COVID-19 cases increase around the city, Philadelphia encourages indoor maskingPhiladelphia Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said that while not required, the department of health recommends residents wear masks indoors and in public spaces.
Penn graduate programs earn top rankings in U.S. News & World ReportEach of the three schools ranked within the top 10 institutions in their respective fields.
Enforcement of city-wide plastic bag ban to begin April 1The city postponed enforcing the ban for six months to help businesses adjust.
Penn Med, Drexel, Wawa partner with SEPTA to provide free access for employeesThe three institutions will purchase over 15,600 monthly passes for $140 each and distribute them to employees in the hopes of increasing riding rates back to pre-pandemic levels.
Abramson Cancer Center awarded $12.3 million grant to study new form of radiation therapyThe developing therapy — called FLASH for its speed — administers doses in under a second, while traditional therapies administer doses over several minutes, according to the press release.
Members of the Paul Robeson High School community are calling for renovationsParents, staff, and students of the Robeson High School community gathered at district headquarters on Tuesday to fight for renovations for the school.
Philadelphia lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate for indoor diningPhiladelphia Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said that the mandate has been lifted due to the recent drop in COVID-19 cases.
School District of Philadelphia updates masking guidance to recommend double-maskingAccording to the new guidelines which took effect on Monday, Feb. 7, students, faculty, and staff should instead use a three-ply surgical mask, KN95 mask, or N95 respirators
Penn files lawsuit against biotechnology company alleging patent infringementThe lawsuit claims that four of Genentech Inc's metastatic breast-cancer treatments mimic treatments that were developed and patented by Penn's cancer center.
While Philadelphia's COVID-19 cases are decreasing, hospitals remain understaffedCompared to the previous week's rate of 2,000 cases per day, Philadelphia reported an average of 996 daily cases this week, PhillyVoice reported.
Penn plans to invest over $4 million in West Phila. elementary schoolThe Philadelphia School District school board is set to vote on Jan. 27 on a policy that would enter the district into an agreement with Penn worth $816,500 a year over the course of five years.
Former Temple business school dean convicted of admissions fraudPorat's conviction is the first in which a university administrator faced criminal prosecution for falsifying college ranking submissions.
Engineering professor Cynthia Sung featured in Miranda Cosgrove's TV show"Mission Unstoppable," which began airing in 2019, is a television series highlighting women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Penn's energy supplier issues formal complaint against Philadelphia Gas WorksVicinity owns the system that provides steam heat to the University and residential and office buildings in Center City.
Two Penn Medicine professors elected to National Academy of MedicineRitchie and Tishkoff are among the 100 new members that were elected to join the academy’s most diverse class of new members, composed of around 50% women and 50% racial minorities.
Gov. Wolf announces $1 million in grants for Pa. colleges to combat campus sexual violenceInspired by the national It’s On Us movement, It’s On Us PA is a statewide campaign that is designed to counter sexual violence on campus.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Trauma Division launches partnership with U.S. NavyEleven Navy team members with deployments around the globe will promote new approaches to civilian and military health care.