Articles by Lois Lee
A look at thedp.com's redesignThis redesign is only the beginning of a renewal in our digital focus.
Ashton Kutcher talks social impact at PennStudents appreciated Kutcher’s candor and action-oriented social impact.
Wharton alum, Steinberg-Dietrich namesake dies at 73Saul Steinberg, whose name is most recognizably attached to Steinberg-Dietrich Hall and the Steinberg Conference Center, died Friday in his sleep at his Manhattan home.
Q&A: Penn author evaluates university civic engagementRita Hodges, co-author of “The Road Half Traveled,” tells the DP that Penn is a leader in civic engagement but is “only beginning to tap the comprehensive set of resources in a sustainable, strategic way.”
'Compliments' creator tackles Penn cultureThe Facebook page called Penn Compliments has posted more than 500 anonymously-submitted compliments about students since its inception.
Penn's VP of Communications looks back on Hollywood pastDuring the years MacCarthy actively wrote in Hollywood between 1978-81, he says he had a “modicum of success.” After his win in the contest, MacCarthy was partnered with Paul Taylor, another writer, and they were signed to 20th Century Fox. Together, they sold multiple pilots, wrote a story for M*A*S*H and had frequent meetings with networks.
Penn gives students a voice in reaccreditation processAlthough there is little doubt that Penn will be reaccredited, administrators are using the self-study as an opportunity for a thorough review of undergraduate education on campus.
Leases start earlier due to new academic calendarLast year, Provost Vince Price approved a change in the academic year after his office discovered that Penn’s calendar didn’t align with Middle States Commission on Higher Education regulations. As a result, students will have to come back to campus early to start classes in August for the first time since 1974.
Penn using some money from 'century bond' for facilitiesThe University sold $300 million worth of bonds that will mature in 100 years, otherwise known as century bonds, at an historic low interest rate of 4.674 percent.
New presidential term professors advance faculty diversityLast December, President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced a four-year, $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for these positions.
Some speculate that Huntsman could be in line for Secretary of StateThough speculation has arisen since last week’s election over whether 1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman Jr. may be first in line to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, some in the Penn community are skeptical of these rumors.
Penn graduate instrumental in political campaignsSince he left Penn Ahearn has quickly made a name for himself on the campaign trail, serving most recently as the regional finance director of 1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman’s unsuccessful presidential bid.
Penn's endowment return comes out ahead of national averageThe National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund Institute released a series of preliminary findings that showed an average investment loss of 0.3 percent for 463 colleges and universities nationwide in FY 2012.
Board of Trustees convenes to discuss finance, academic policy, expansionPenn’s Board of Trustees convened at the Inn at Penn for two days to discuss the various issues pertinent to the University and opportunities for expansion.
New website to consolidate Penn's global opportunitiesIn an effort to bridge the global engagement of students, the website features a PennKey-protected “Global Activity Map” that sorts opportunities and activities by region.
Penn readies for earlier start to the 2013 academic yearFrom altering course syllabi to adjusting off-campus leasing schedules, the campus community is preparing for fall 2013 classes to begin earlier than they have in nearly four decades.
Penn to establish center in ChinaThe University Board of Trustees has authorized an initial investment of up to $5 million in a subsidiary fund called UPenn International, which will facilitate operations abroad, including the new Penn-Wharton Center in Beijing.
Penn chief investment officer to step downGilbertson was appointed the second CIO in the University’s history in 2004 to oversee the management of the then-$3.9 billion endowment.
For President Gutmann, Princeton's Tilghman a lasting influenceLast month, Tilghman announced that she will be stepping down from her position in June. When Tilghman assumed her presidency in 2001, one of her first administrative actions was to appoint Gutmann as the school’s provost.