Articles by Michael Roberts
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.
Roberts Rules | College admissions problems go viralHaving the option of submitting a one-minute YouTube video that “says something about you” could exacerbate the pressure of the college-applications process.
Roberts Rules | The buzz about internet privacySocial-networking services need to be more vigilant about who can view their users’ personal information.
Roberts Rules | iPad will have lasting iMpactThis 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.
Roberts Rules | Making the grade, without the stressWe 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.
Dining venues stay open late for finalsIn 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.
Iron Chef Bobby Flay may open restaurant in University CityFamed 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.
Student presents at summit for "The Economist" magazineCollege sophomore Doug Miller was chosen to discuss his proposal for The Economist’s global contest at its Carbon Economy Summit.
Working to create solutions in IndiaIn 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.
Consult an expert for leasing adviceRoss 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.
Rohan Grover elected chairman of Asian Pacific Student CoalitionWhen 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.
Helping philanthropists get the biggest bang for their bucksThe School of Social Policy and Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is helping philanthropists get the biggest bang for their buck.
Reality meets TV in ‘Spruce Street’If your application for The Real World was rejected, you may still have a shot at fame.
Upcoming 'Quakerpedia' to serve as online manualThe Undergraduate Assembly Student Life Committee’s Quakerpedia will serve as a one-stop resource guide to all facets of Penn.
Raking yards for charityThrough Rake-a-thon, the group’s annual fundraiser, Habitat members traveled to Philadelphia suburb Chestnut Hill to rake yards for donations.
Group offers support for non-religious studentsOn a regular basis, over 300 students receive e-mails from a cohort of self-described atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers and skeptics.
Bengali Students Association works with University City High School studentsMembers of Penn’s Bengali Students Association are working to break the language barrier for some West Philadelphia high school students.
Penn groups sing at World SeriesFox invited the Glee Club and Quaker Notes to sing outside Citizens Bank Ballpark before game three of the World Series Saturday night.
Bringing back the mustacheTau Epsilon Phi fraternity brothers Reed Lerner, a Wharton and Engineering senior, and Ben Zachs, a College senior, have brought the moustache craze to Penn.