Articles by Melissa Lawford

07/26/14 10:27am

Melissa Lawford | To flee or not to flee

Being home means drinking a lot of tea and making the odd nostalgic trip to the terrible local nightclub where I once made out with my best friend’s older brother. Those are all very important things, but I cannot pretend that home is really where I belong now.
07/10/14 2:27pm

Melissa Lawford | The rally behind equal pay

Equal pay ought to be the norm everywhere. We are all people; being judged by the same standards matters, but having the same opportunities matters more.
06/28/14 4:24pm

Melissa Lawford | Snoozing isn't losing

I think boredom is important. I don’t know how much I like actually being on roller coasters, but I know that as soon as I get off, I want to get back on again.
06/17/14 7:53pm

Melissa Lawford | Vows for modernity

I believe the time for bra-burning has come and gone, but there are so many leftover social norms that still need alterations.
06/03/14 7:37pm

Melissa Lawford | Neither good nor evil

Ultimately, though, organizations don’t make people. People make organizations. To attribute reckless behavior and sexual assault to an organization takes the agency away from the individual.
04/29/14 7:59pm

SigEp to start mentorship program with West Philadelphia High School

The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon have launched plans for a long-term mentorship program for students at West Philadelphia High School, in collaboration with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
04/24/14 7:22pm

Penn hosts Philadelphia education network conference

Philadelphia’s Higher Education Network for Neighbourhood Development, co-founded by Netter Center for Community Partnerships Director Ira Harkavy, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a two day conference that began yesterday.
04/17/14 10:25pm
Andrew Porter, the outgoing dean of the Graduate School of Education, will leave behind a legacy of increased emphasis on research and innovation.
04/17/14 7:20pm

First North American think tank summit sees Twitter discussion

Representatives from 59 think tanks across the continent convened at the first-ever North American Think Tank Summit, organized by Penn's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, in Washington, D.C.
04/16/14 9:55pm
Representatives from the Multicultural Greek Council, the Inter-Fraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council were all commended for their achievements at the Sheraton Hotel on 35th and Chestnut streets.
04/16/14 6:03pm
Over a year after Phi Kappa Sigma, more commonly known as Skulls, was kicked off campus, discussions are slowly beginning about future plans for Skull’s chapter house, at 3539 Locust Walk.
04/13/14 8:30pm

Multicultural Greek Council hold inaugural Symposium

The event consisted of a day of workshops and a talk by keynote speaker Lawrence Ross, author of “The Divine Nine."
04/13/14 7:18pm
The citations followed a request by the Division of Public Safety for the presence of the BLCE around campus over the weekend.
04/10/14 5:56pm

Recording the history of women at Penn

As part of the Penn Women’s Center’s Voices of Change project, Amy Gutmann discusses her experiences as a woman at Penn in a video released yesterday.
04/09/14 6:40pm
Officers from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement will patrol campus this Fling at the request of the Division of Public Safety.
03/31/14 6:29pm

Greek week kicks off camp-themed celebrations

This year brings a significant increase to the Multicultural Greek Council's involvement in the week.
03/24/14 8:22pm
A new Anti-Hazing Working Group, which consists of students and staff across many areas of student life, held its third meeting on Monday.
03/20/14 5:55pm

Penn Think Tank program organizes European think tank conference

Penn’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program brought representatives from 38 think tanks across 21 countries to a conference in Barcelona, which took place Mar 10-12.
03/20/14 2:50pm
Penn’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority is currently under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct.
03/17/14 8:29pm

SAE eliminates pledging process

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of Penn’s largest fraternities, has become a no pledging institution.
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