Articles by Jenny Chung
Professors educate in just 60 secondsPenn students’ hectic schedules rarely permit them to spare a minute. But, thanks to the 60-Second Lecture series, those who do reap substantial rewards.
Alum arrested after fight at Pi Kappa PhiAccording to the Division of Public Safety, a fight broke out at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday between a Penn alumnus and another male outside of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, located at 4040 Walnut St.
Interest rises in less-taught languagesWhile 91% of Americans studying languages in high school and college choose French, German, Italian or Spanish, Penn offers many ‘less commonly taught languages’
Buttercream Philadelphia truck confiscatedThe 'cupcake lady's' food truck was confiscated for violating vendor parking restrictions at 33rd and Market streets.
Penn sees increase in overseas internshipsIn an ever more globalized market, growing numbers of students and working professionals are flocking to overseas firms and organizations for internship experience.
Seven sex crimes reported in AprilPart of a year-to-date 25 percent increase in overall crime, forcible sex offenses saw a dramatic increase, with seven incidents reported in April.
Aimed at hunger reduction, public garden will open TuesdayAs part of the Triscuit Home Farming Movement, which plans to create 50 community-based home farms nationwide in 2010, the nonprofit organization Urban Farming will launch a farm next Tuesday at Woodland Presbyterian Church, located at 401 S. 42nd St.
Dog ownership affects voter preferences, study findsAnnenberg professor found that dog ownership exerted a “small but significant” effect on voters’ opinions of each candidate.
Students report violent guardAccording to several student eyewitnesses, a security officer at the Spring Fling concert used excessive force against a female concert attendee while attempting to clear an aisle.
Crime log: April 10-16
Responding to increased thefts, Public Safety bolsters campaignThe enhanced anti-theft campaign will involve AlliedBarton security guards heightening vigilance against theft and verbally reminding students not to leave items unattended.
Study finds PG-13 film violence on the riseA recent study conducted by the Adolescent Communication Institute at Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that over the decades, top-selling films within the PG-13 category have been growing steadily more violent, while sexual content increased in R-rated films.
Woman hit by bus in stable conditionA 28-year-old female was struck by a SEPTA Route 40 westbound bus at 40th and Spruce streets at about 3:45 p.m.
VP for Public Safety to serve as Restaurant School trusteePenn's Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush will work with the Restaurant School to increase its "footprint" in University City.
On the road to driverless cars‘Bhakt’ robots were programmed by Engineering grad students to follow the path of a lead ‘guru’ robot. The names are Hindi for ‘follower’ and ‘leader,’ respectively.
March crime rose 66 percentViolent crime, or crimes against persons, rose by 75 percent from last March to this March.
Crime log: March 27-April 2
*UPennAlert confuses, befuddles campusRetracted a mere 15 minutes after its release, the alert prompted a mass exodus involving not only the 1,500 recipients but also friends and acquaintances who had been informed of the message’s contents, in addition to curious Philadelphians who happened to be near campus.
‘DP’ rides along with Penn PoliceStaff writer Jenny Chung spends an evening navigating Penn Police's patrol zone with Sergeant Casey Busch, a veteran of nearly seven years at the Division of Public Safety.