Articles by Naomi Elegant
Health care union workers 'rally for respect' outside Penn's hospital at 34th and SpruceThe rally was organized by Philadelphia’s District 1199C, an affiliate of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees.
For some Penn graduate students, Brown's impending unionization election offers hopeAfter a year of graduate student campaigning, Brown’s Provost Richard M. Locke signed an agreement with pro-union group Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees on June 21 that will allow the organization to hold an election where Brown students can vote on whether they want to unionize.
What to expect from the Penn alumni clubs throughout the world after graduationPenn, which has a notoriously strong alumni network, has over 120 alumni clubs across the globe, spanning 37 states and 52 countries.
School breaks across the Ivy League — and how Penn faresWith just two reading says, Penn has the lowest number of days allotted to studying for finals for the 2017-2018 academic year. Harvard has six days and Yale has four days.
A student proposal for a central diversity office at Penn is now 'under consideration'This comes amid a year-long student campaign which also put forth the proposal to instate an online bias reporting form, which administrators say should launch by the end of April.
Dinner with a Side of 30 Rowdy Penn KidsAt Philly BYOs, Penn students push profits up but drive other diners away, with restaurants like Iztaccihuatl and Banana Leaf attracting dozens of students every weekend.
Wharton gears up to select inaugural batch of Moelis Advance Access fellowsThe new program allows Penn seniors to apply for an advance spot in the Wharton MBA program before they graduate.
Meet Haley Pilgrim: Penn's first black woman president of GAPSAPilgrim is the current co-president of the Black Graduate and Professional School Assembly and chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership Council.
Penn removes portrait of former GSE dean with alleged history of sexual harassmentSecond-year GSE Ph.D student Kristina Lewis, who put up the posters, said the portrait had been replaced by a portrait of Susan Fuhrman, who served as GSE dean from 1995 to 2015.
When Penn introduced faculty-student relations ban, most Ivies had already done the sameDartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, and Stanford all have blanket prohibitions on undergraduate-faculty relationships for undergraduates, similar to the one Penn just implemented.
After unionizing setbacks, grad students say advocacy efforts frustrated by administratorsA key focus going forward for GET-UP is continuing to promote its ongoing campaign for improved sexual harassment reporting policies in the Graduate School of Education.
With 24 years at Tufts behind him, Andrew Hoffman will become Penn Vet Dean this AugustAt Tufts, Hoffman is a professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the director of its Regenerative Medicine Laboratory. He has worked at Tufts for 24 years.
How a trip to Japan led a graduate student to completely overhaul Penn's campus mapThe Accessibility Mapping Project launched last month using data collected from around campus and drawing on its creator's own academic research, which delves into issues of disability in Japan.
The 7,000–Mile Divide85% of Chinese international students at Penn say they don't have one American friend.
From Penn Law to Wistar Institute — how campus joined the national protest against gun violenceOn Wednesday morning, director of the Wistar Institute Dario Altieri sent out an email saying he would walk out 'for personal reasons.' Over a hundred of his employees joined him.
A breakdown of the 1,740 honorary degrees Penn has granted in the last three centuriesPenn has granted 1,740 honorary degrees since 1757. Only 164 of these degrees — 9.43 percent — have been awarded to women. Today, this is changing.
Dozens of Penn students, faculty gather in the rain to protest gun violence on ThursdayAt noon today, students with umbrellas flanked both sides of Locust Walk holding up white paper signs, each with the date, location, and number of deaths from a mass shooting.
Inside Penn grad students' decision to stall their efforts to unionizeGET-UP’s decision is the latest in a string of similar moves at other colleges, where unionizing efforts have stalled due to fear that a GOP majority will soon take over the NLRB board and dismantle the Columbia precedent.
Penn graduate students brought Black Lives Matter Week of Action to campus this monthThe GSE students also asked Penn faculty to sign a statement of support for the week of action and encouraged professors to incorporate Black Lives Matter principles into their coursework for that week.