Articles by Michael Roberts

03/30/10 4:05am

Roberts Rules | The benefits to being put ‘on-the-spot’

Tactics like the on-the-spot interview or an unexpected brain teaser not only provide the employer with a sample of how a candidate performs under stress, but they also allow the candidate to present himself in an atmosphere more conducive to creativity.
03/02/10 5:41am

Roberts Rules | College admissions problems go viral

Having the option of submitting a one-minute YouTube video that “says something about you” could exacerbate the pressure of the college-applications process.
02/16/10 4:38am

Roberts Rules | The buzz about internet privacy

Social-networking services need to be more vigilant about who can view their users’ personal information.
02/02/10 5:37am

Roberts Rules | iPad will have lasting iMpact

This past Wednesday, Apple sent shockwaves throughout the education world after unveiling the highly anticipated iPad. In doing so, Steve Jobs sent a message to publishers and universities: media and technology may soon entirely shape our educational experience.
01/19/10 4:45am

Roberts Rules | Making the grade, without the stress

We need some sort of notification system — via e-mail or text-message — that alerts students when a final grade has been posted on Penn InTouch.
12/14/09 1:26am

Dining venues stay open late for finals

In partnership with the Undergraduate Assembly, the Van Pelt Library and Bon Appetit at Penn Dining have extended the business hours of Mark’s Cafe in Van Pelt.
12/09/09 1:19am

Iron Chef Bobby Flay may open restaurant in University City

Famed celebrity chef Bobby Flay has sparked excitement on campus after hinting that Bobby’s Burger Palace will soon be serving patties and fries in University City.
12/07/09 12:59am
College sophomore Doug Miller was chosen to discuss his proposal for The Economist’s global contest at its Carbon Economy Summit.
12/02/09 1:02am

Working to create solutions in India

In June 2007, College sophomore Turja Chakrabarti, a Kolkata, India native, helped found Pratit, an international non-profit that works to create solutions to poverty in the slums of Kolkata and villages in West Bengal.
11/25/09 6:06am

Consult an expert for leasing advice

Ross Silver, a 1984 College and Wharton alumnus and partner in the legal firm Fried Frank’s New York office, offered some words of wisdom for students looking at off-campus properties.
11/20/09 4:59am

Rohan Grover elected chairman of Asian Pacific Student Coalition

When Wharton and College junior Rohan Grover begins his one-year term as the new chairman of the Asian Pacific Student Coalition on Dec. 18, he hopes to increase communication between APSC, other minority groups and the student body as a whole.
11/20/09 12:57am

Helping philanthropists get the biggest bang for their bucks

The School of Social Policy and Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is helping philanthropists get the biggest bang for their buck.
11/13/09 8:03pm

Reality meets TV in ‘Spruce Street’

If your application for The Real World was rejected, you may still have a shot at fame.
11/12/09 2:27am

Upcoming 'Quakerpedia' to serve as online manual

The Undergraduate Assembly Student Life Committee’s Quakerpedia will serve as a one-stop resource guide to all facets of Penn.
11/11/09 12:45am

Raking yards for charity

Through Rake-a-thon, the group’s annual fundraiser, Habitat members traveled to Philadelphia suburb Chestnut Hill to rake yards for donations.
11/06/09 3:32am

Group offers support for non-religious students

On a regular basis, over 300 students receive e-mails from a cohort of self-described atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers and skeptics.
11/05/09 1:40am

Bengali Students Association works with University City High School students

Members of Penn’s Bengali Students Association are working to break the language barrier for some West Philadelphia high school students.
11/01/09 10:29pm
Fox invited the Glee Club and Quaker Notes to sing outside Citizens Bank Ballpark before game three of the World Series Saturday night.
10/29/09 11:12pm
Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity brothers Reed Lerner, a Wharton and Engineering senior, and Ben Zachs, a College senior, have brought the moustache craze to Penn.
10/27/09 2:57am

Nonprofits try to boost recruitment

Leaders at nonprofit organizations across the country are trying to replicate Teach For America’s successful recruitment efforts.
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