Articles by Maggie Rusch

07/08/10 2:55am

Maggie Rusch | Pairing innovation with preservation

Penn’s recent and upcoming campus renovations are at best incongruous, and at worst, an eyesore.
01/27/10 7:09am
With empty wallets and packed work schedules, students across the country are feeling the economy’s effects, and Penn undergrads are no exception.
01/15/10 6:43am

Students get a ‘greater voice’ through UA changes

Supporters argue that the changes will offer the student body a more direct voice in the elections and hope that such power will incite more interest in student government on campus.
12/10/09 4:21am
Nursing student Kerry McLaughlin moves from cram sessions and all-nighters at Van Pelt to the homey study space of a Christmas-decorated dorm room.
11/03/09 3:56am
The New York versus Philadelphia tension has come to a head over the past days, especially with the World Series showdown.
10/14/09 12:15am

Freshman footsteps | Nursing student keeps busy

Nursing freshman Kerry McLaughlin, who admits her mom occasionally calls her out for “over-scheduling” herself, has certainly kept herself busy so far.
09/28/09 2:12am

Celebrating Latin Heritage | Then mixes Latin beats and public service

College junior Jeffrey Then has happy feet.
09/21/09 1:11am

Recruiters hope to increase Penn's contributions to TFA

By many accounts, the commitment of Penn students to Teach for America - a nonprofit that recruits college graduates for two years of teaching in low-income communities - is impressive.
09/18/09 6:28pm

Recruiters hope to increase Penn's contributions to TFA | Interactive feature

By many accounts, the commitment of Penn students to Teach for America - a nonprofit that recruits college graduates for two years of teaching in low-income communities - is impressive.
09/18/09 5:27am

TFA recruits face steep learning curve

Sending bright graduates into classrooms with so little preparation makes TFA the object of criticism. Skeptics points to the comparatively short training time, asking whether high GPAs and ambition are adequate substitutes for graduate-level education courses.
09/14/09 4:36am

Freshman footsteps | 'Just so perfect' start to the year

Upon arriving at Penn, Nursing freshman Kerry McLaughlin admitted that she might be a little out of her element.
09/09/09 12:15am
Provost Vincent Price became the first interim provost in University history to permanently fill the position when he officially assumed office July 1. He replaced former Provost Ron Daniels, who left Penn last winter to serve as president of Johns Hopkins University.
06/11/09 5:52pm

Congress questions online learning

Debates over the status of online education are leading both congressmen and educators to reassess the legitimacy of learning behind-the-screens.
06/11/09 5:00am

Congress questions online learning

Debates over the status of online education are leading both congressmen and educators to reassess the legitimacy of learning behind-the-screens. Yet despite legislative changes, those involved in Penn's Liberal and Professional Studies Online Initiatives believe little should change in Penn's distance learning policies.
06/04/09 5:00am

Help wanted? Could be a scam

To the unemployed graduate or student seeking a summer internship, a high-paying job with a low time commitment seems too good to be true. Most often, it is. Last week, Penn's Career Services office sent an e-mail to students warning them about fraudulent job and internship opportunities posted online.
05/15/09 5:00am

LexisNexis offers free access to law school grads pursuing nonprofit work

Almost a fifth of Penn Law's graduating class had full-time post-graduate plans secured - only to have their hiring firm delay start dates and withhold expected salaries. Since a large number of firms are recommending, or even requiring, that graduates pursue nonprofit work during the deferred interim, a number of graduates are finding themselves without adequate resources.
04/28/09 5:00am

After 15 hours in elections, UA unveils new executive board

The Undergraduate Assembly concluded its internal elections yesterday morning after a grueling two-meeting, 15-hour affair that ended just after 4 a.m. The UA body elected College sophomore Alec Webley chairman, College junior Lucia Liu executive vice chairwoman, College sophomore Matt Amalfitano vice chairman for external affairs, College junior Sakina Zaidi treasurer and Wharton freshman Faye Cheng secretary.
04/27/09 5:00am

Reporter's Notebook | Hazing continues to divide Hey Day

Hey Day has historically been the day juniors look forward to the most - but it has also become a tradition surrounded by a heated debate. The Junior and Senior Class Boards worked together this year to decrease hazing during Hey Day and the Final Toast. However, Hey Day 2009 only proves that the event continues to be a divided one: partly a junior celebration, and partly an excuse for seniors to haze their replacements.
04/27/09 5:00am

Amalfitano, Zaidi join UA executive board

Both College sophomores, second-year UA members and chairmen of two prolific committees, Undergraduate Assembly members Matt Amalfitano and Mark Pan were well-matched in the election for Vice Chair for External Affairs. Even more fitting of their closeness, each candidate nominated the other for the position.
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Blog Posts by Maggie Rusch

08/29/13 12:14am

Roundtable: What we learned from Media Day

Sports Editor Ian Wenik: I came out of Monday's media frenzy impressed with the direction that Penn's defense is going in.
07/02/13 8:07pm

The Toast Toss Needs Your Vote

Now you have the chance to show your love for the toast toss. The tradition was one of 32 selected for SiriusXM College Sports Nation's "College Football Traditions Tournament," for which voting began July 1 and ends July 7.
04/12/13 1:59am

DP Athlete of the Week - Brian Feeney

We're excited to announce our first ever Athlete of the Week, junior Penn men's lacrosse goalie Brian Feeney, whose career-high single-game save percentage (.833) helped the Quakers trump Brown for the first time in three seasons.
03/14/13 4:17pm

Baron gets unanimous first-team All-Ivy, Ray gets honorable mention

And now the All-Ivy accolades have come in for Penn women's basketball. For the first time in her career, junior guard Alyssa Baron earned first-team All-Ivy honors.
03/13/13 4:20pm

Cartwright gets second-team All-Ivy, Hicks gets honorable mention

Now that the 2012-13 Ivy slate is history, it's time for the honors to start rolling in. Penn was represented by two players in the All-Ivy teams that the Ivy League announced today - Miles Cartwright and Tony Hicks. Cartwright finished the season ranked fifth among Ivy players with 13.5 points per game.
02/25/13 9:47pm

Men's lacrosse's Schwalje named Co-Ivy League Player of the Week

When you put up a big performance against a nationally ranked team, you are bound to receive some recognition. After putting up a career-high seven points to lead the Quakers in a 14-9 upset victory over No.13/14 Duke, senior attackman Tim Schwalje was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. Schwalje had three goals to go with a career-high four assists, while also having a hand in five of Penn’s final eight goals in their comeback victory.
02/18/13 10:47pm

Weekend Wrap

The women's basketball team wasn't the only Penn team to find success this weekend, as the wrestling, tennis, gymnastics, swimming and track and field teams also were in action.
09/22/12 2:15pm

Liveblog: Penn Football vs. Villanova

After turning the ball over eight times against Lafayette last weekend, resulting in a 28-21 loss, the Quakers look to bounce back and get their first win against Villanova in 101 years.
11/03/11 7:00am

Penn basketball memories: The Big 5-0 celebration

Eight days until tip off, and we'll be bringing you more Penn basketball snapshots today, starting with a Big weekend for Philly basketball captured by DP Sports alum Jonathan Tannenwald. Your favorite Penn basketball memory? The Big 5's 50th anniversary celebration was a really special weekend.
04/13/10 2:42pm

Penn's Next Top Model

04/13/10 2:30pm

Penn Contrib in the WSJ!

04/08/10 4:02pm

The Great Lake

03/24/10 7:54pm

Must Be a Slow News Day...

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