Articles by Lalita Clozel

04/26/13 2:56pm

Bon Appétit employees at Hillel officially represented by union

Bon Appétit employees who work at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons are now officially represented by the Teamsters Local 929.
04/23/13 10:24pm
Rabia Abdul, a cashier and baker at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons, is one of the most involved workers in the Justice on the Menu campaign demanding better wages and working conditions for Bon Appétit employees at Penn.
04/18/13 11:48pm
Workers at Penn Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons might obtain official union recognition by the end of the semester.
04/16/13 6:59pm

Non-union dining hall workers to vote on unionization

After three weeks of public campaigning, the workers behind the Justice on the Menu campaign are making a decisive push towards unionizing. Today the Teamsters Union announced that 15 full-time employees at Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons will be voting on possible representation.
03/27/13 10:29pm

Non-union dining hall workers ask for job stability

The effort to push for better wages and benefits for non-unionized dining hall workers at Penn became public Monday morning. But those who help prepare students’ food were already complaining discreetly about inequities in their working conditions.
03/26/13 12:02am
On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.
02/12/13 1:45am

Group asks University to cut contract with Adidas

Yesterday, two former Adidas workers called on students to pressure the University to end its contract with the company.
12/09/12 8:12pm

Penn sues former students over uncollected tuition and loans

Penn is involved in litigation with dozens of former students over the repayment of tuition and loans
12/08/12 6:33pm

Law school graduate alleges gender-based discrimination

1981 Law School graduate Francine Griesing filed a class action suit this month against her former employer Greenberg Traurig, LLP on the basis of gender discrimination
12/02/12 5:39pm

Penn Law grad to run for Pa. governor in 2014

Democrat John Hanger officially entered the 2014 gubernatorial race on Wednesday. Hanger served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2008 to 2011 under former governor and 1965 College graduate Ed Rendell.
11/27/12 11:00pm

Teach for America adjusts with Phila. school district cuts

Currently, only 21 out of 257 TFA corps members in the area are teaching in traditional public schools, with the rest teaching in charter schools — public institutions run independently by a board of trustees that can set its own curriculum.
11/18/12 11:41pm

Classmates and former PennVention champions face each other in court

Since graduating, 2011 College graduates Meredith Perry and Nora Dweck have applied for a patent, created a startup — and also faced each other in court.
11/08/12 11:48pm

Penn files lawsuit against healthcare provider Aetna

Penn alleges that Aetna has underpaid UPHS by over $3 million since late 2010. Overall, UPHS received $3.2 billion in net patient revenue in 2011.
11/07/12 2:28am

Democrats win big in state elections

Incumbents Senator Bob Casey and state treasurer Robert McCord clinched their second terms, while Kathleen Kane and Eugene DePasquale won their races for state attorney general and auditor general, respectively. INTERACTIVE: Pennsylvania Election Results
11/05/12 8:46pm

Clinton urges students to vote in front of packed Palestra

A crowd of 9,300 students and Philadelphia residents waited in a line that wrapped up around Franklin Field and stretched onto the South Street bridge. VIDEO: Bill Clinton at the Palestra PHOTO GALLERY: Bill Clinton at Penn
10/31/12 10:50pm

Penn sues two companies for trademark infringement

Penn filed two lawsuits for trademark infringement against PennRX Pharmacy and Penn Health Ambulance Corporation
10/31/12 12:16am

Alum leaves mark on Treasury, Department of State

Though Schmerin worked in at least five different government positions since he graduated, his interests have remained the same as they were at Penn, where he received the Norman D. Palmer Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations. He currently works at Fairholme Capital Management, where he conducts investment research.
10/25/12 11:34pm

Wharton MBA recipient presents appeal in insider trading case

In October 2011, Raj Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the first insider trading case involving the use of wiretap evidence.
10/14/12 2:25pm
Specter, a 1951 College graduate, is remembered for playing a key role in several Supreme Court nominations and for switching from a longtime Republican voice to a member of the Democratic party in 2009.
10/10/12 10:55pm

International students at Penn take different paths to vote

For international students, registering to vote can be complicated. However, many Penn students from countries with upcoming elections are finding ways to stay involved.
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Blog Posts by Lalita Clozel

04/28/06 1:09pm

Eyes on Texas

The Texas women blazed to the college 4x100-meter relay title in 43 seconds flat, the third fastest time ever run at the Penn Relays.
04/28/06 10:33am

Great in the classroom, but on the track...

If you read Wednesday's DP (and of course you did, right?), you saw the letters to the editor from third grade students at the Penn Alexander School.
04/26/06 2:06am

No guts or just silent?

Penn was not the only college sports program with a coaching search this year. When Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute hockey coach Dan Fridgen resigned, the middle-of-the-road Division I program was forced to begin a search. But there were some challenges.
03/30/06 3:03am

Orleans on the baseball schedule

I got an email Tuesday night from Jeff Orleans, executive director of the Ivy League, wanting to talk about my column from Tuesday about the Ivy League baseball schedule.At first I thought that I was getting called into the proverbial principal's office to hear a lecture about Ivy League rules, the principles of education and why the Ancient Eight is not a big-time athletic conference.
03/19/06 11:58pm

DP does Dallas (Day 5)

DALLAS -- Wow. It's our last full day in Dallas and we couldn't leave without having a little bit of an adventure.If you've been following along with us this weekend, you know that it's been raining the last couple of days.
03/09/06 2:55am

Who to root for (Day 8)

I hate to say it, but I think Penn has fallen to a 15 seed. They are only ahead eight other conference leaders/winners in the RPI.
03/03/06 6:48pm

Penn-Yale Live Updates

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- There are cathedrals of basketball, such as the Palestra, and then there are cathedrals where basketball is played, such as Yale's John J.
02/26/06 7:54pm

Can I get a forward?

Jay Wright of Villanova gets most of the credit nationally for playing a four-guard offense. After this weekend, it would appear as though Fran Dunphy wanted to show everyone 'Nova is not the only team in the city that can make do with just one big man.But Wright doesn't play four guards willingly, and neither did Dunphy.
02/15/06 12:50am

Not much to say

Tonight at the Palestra was fairly uneventful -- I guess that's a good thing.Penn did what it had to do, which was come out and play adequate ball.
02/12/06 9:07pm

Seen and heard at 'Palestra North'

The last two years I have been to Columbia to watch Penn, I've heard it referred to as 'Palestra junior' because of all the Quakers fans in the house.
02/08/06 10:09pm

Paper Tigers

I might be the only one left out there, but I'm still not sold on Princeton. Sure they're in second place in the league after pummeling Brown and Yale over the weekend, but Joe Scott's Tigers still have not proved they can win a tough game.
02/04/06 4:11pm

Happy birthday to you

Last night, Penn fans serenaded Ibrahim Jaaber on his 22nd birthday, and his teammates rewarded him with a win.
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