Articles by Kira Horowitz
Frequent Penn donor Ronald O. Perelman donates $65 million to Princeton for new residence hallMost recently, the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics opened this semester following a $25 million donation from Ronald O. Perelman in 2013.
Mothers face up to 10 percent decrease in earning potential per child, Penn postdoctoral fellow saysIn the interview, Sandra Florian discussed the “motherhood penalty," explaining that it is "in great part a result of less time spent in the labor market."
Penn has 25 grads on Forbes 30 Under 30 lists — the fourth highest among colleges worldwideThe Wharton School was the most represented school among Penn’s honorees, with 13 Wharton graduates making the list, followed by the College of Arts and Sciences with nine graduates.
Penn alumnus William J. Murtagh, leader in historic preservation, dies at age 95Murtagh's work to save numerous historical sites around the United States from ruin helped bring about the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
Elon Musk, billionaire and Penn graduate, will open high-speed transit tunnel in DecemberThe two-mile-long demo tunnel is located near the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., but Musk hopes to bring the transportation system to cities across the country.
Coffee shop at Temple under fire for display of neon sign: 'Up All Night on Adderall'Several Temple students and faculty say the sign is insensitive and promotes dangerous drug abuse.
Months after acquittal, Yale student suspended in light of new sexual assault allegationsLast March, Khan was found not guilty of raping a fellow Yale student in a case that was highly publicized due to the rarity of college sexual assault trials.
Neighbors in Phila. rank among the most annoying in the countryPhiladelphia was ranked the worst city in America for loud adult voices, parking issues, and ugly landscaping.
Philadelphia ranks among ten best U.S. cities for 'immigration integration'The rankings, which were based on over fifty specific factors, placed Newark, NJ, Baltimore and New York City in the top three spots.
Carnegie Mellon beats out Penn for Pa. graduates with the highest average starting salaryA new study found that Penn graduates had an average starting salary of $68,100 in 2018.
Thieves stole over $40,000 worth of critters in a heist at the Philadelphia InsectariumPolice believe the heist was an inside job carried out by current or former employees of the insectarium.
Penn Medicine is the second-best employer of women in the country, according to ForbesWomen make up 77 percent of the workforce and 55 percent of the executive positions at Penn Medicine.
Throwing toast and biting hats: a breakdown of Penn's traditionsFrom midnight screams to outdoor concerts, there are plenty of opportunities each year for students to get involved in the Penn community and celebrate with their peers.
What to do in Philadelphia over graduation weekendThis coming graduation weekend, the city will offer numerous outdoor festivals, shows, and seasonal parks to visiting parents and families.
Ben Franklin's life's work is now available online for the first timeThousands of Benjamin Franklin’s documents were made available by the Library of Congress for the first time in honor of his death on April 17, 1790.
U.S. DOJ launches investigation into practice of sharing of ED applicants informationAn unspecified number of colleges received letters on April 5 and 6 informing them of the investigation and instructing them to maintain certain relevant documents. Penn was not one of those schools.
Residents in Pa. petition against decision to rename local school after Steve SchwarzmanAlbington Senior High School announced plans to rename the school after a donation from Schwarzman, sparking outrage among the community.
Eight Penn professors receive the 2018 Lindback Award for Distinguished TeachingPenn typically awards eight professors – four from health-related disciplines and four from other departments.
Phila. lags behind Amazon HQ2 finalists in building a tech economy, new ranking showsAmazon's list of finalists was narrowed down to 20 cities from more than 230 that vied for the winning spot since Amazon announced its search in September 2017.