Articles by Nitin Seshadri
Researchers from Penn, Max Planck Institute release AI-based image editing toolThe tool, called DragGAN, is one of many AI tools that have become widely available for public use.
Penn names 8 students to receive President's Engagements, Innovation prizesThe prizes are awarded annually to Penn seniors for the development and undertaking of a post-graduation project that aims to positively impact the world.
LGBT Center hosts first scholar in residence for night of comedy, poetryThe LGBT Center announced ALOK as its first-ever scholar in residence in March following an anonymous $2 million gift to the center.
Xavier Shankle and Ranim Albarkawi elected as Undergraduate Assembly president, vice presidentThis election was the first in three years to have in-person debates for UA presidential and vice presidential candidates.
Penn student government hosts week of outreach events, raises money for heart healthHosted by the six student government branches, the programming aimed to offer students a chance to voice their opinions, raise awareness of projects, and increase student involvement with the government.
Penn begins installing new furniture in Rodin suites, with other high rises to followThe first phase of deliveries occurred from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24 for floors 13 through 24. The second phase of deliveries is scheduled for the rest of the building, and will occur in early March. Harnwell and Harrison will follow in the summer.
Harrison floods again amid below-freezing outdoor temperatures, affecting 35 residentsThe flooding started on the fifth floor and worked its way down to the lobby and exterior of the building.
College Hall West Wing to receive two-year restoration, accessibility improvementsThe restoration will include new HVAC systems, upgraded windows and roofing, all-gender restrooms, updates to office suites and classrooms, and new elevators.
Flooding in high rises over winter break affects 213 residents, displaces 10The flooding principally affected the eighth and ninth floors in Harnwell and the 11th and 12th floors in Harrison.
Year in Review: Liz Magill inaugurated, marking first presidential transition at Penn in 18 yearsThe confirmation of former Penn President Amy Gutmann as the United States ambassador to Germany at the beginning of 2022 set into motion a months-long presidential transition.
GAPSA executive board members resign, deny allegations of improper spendingGAPSA’s executive vice president, vice president of finance, and vice president of programming resigned on Nov. 9, triggering a special election.
Penn Traditions hosts student section Homecoming event, drawing over 700 attendees to Shoemaker GreenThe event was planned and hosted by Penn Traditions, a student organization under Penn Alumni that aims to “celebrate Penn’s history and traditions, connect students and alumni, and promote and inspire lifelong Penn pride.”
From faulty elevators to dirty common areas, high rise residents report maintenance issuesThe student residents described slow response times to maintenance issues, including dirty common areas, clogged trash chutes, and malfunctioning elevators.
Penn announces actions to address local affordable housing supply amid UC Townhomes salePenn will partner with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, a local community revitalization organization, to provide funding over four years to assist approximately 75 West Philadelphia low-income homeowners.
Penn Mobile launches new feature to predict when Dining Dollars, meal swipes will run outThe feature has been in development by Penn Labs since fall 2019 and aims to reduce unused meal swipes and Dining Dollars.
Penn to build new performing arts theater in first-ever expansion of Annenberg CenterThe 3,100-square-foot building, which is part of a $25 million renovation plan, is expected to have an audience capacity of 300 to 350 people
New Penn application supplement prompts students to express gratitudeThe new prompt, intended to be a “feel-good exercise” for applicants, was announced by Penn Admissions on Aug. 1.
Penn researchers discover new cell type that could repair the effects of lung disease, COPDThese cells are one of many cell types that help maintain essential structures in the lung, providing a potential treatment pathway.
College Green Ventures co-founders talk about receiving President’s Engagement PrizeThe company supports startups in their early stages that have the potential for social impact, and already has scouting teams at Penn and Columbia University.