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One College student saw 'Rio unedited' during Summer Olympics after winning national awardWhitney Stewart, who was named National Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America last fall, was flown to Rio de Janeiro to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the programming production set for the Summer Olympics.
Dining dollars now discounted by five percent at select locationsLocations where the discount applies include Houston Hall, Mark's Cafe, Gourmet Grocer, McClelland Express, Accenture Cafe and the New College House, according to the Penn Dining website.
Copa's South Street location shut down for repeated health violationsLast Thursday, Copabanana’s South Street location was ordered to temporarily shut down for a series of health violations.
What you need to know about the Pennovation CenterThe Pennovation Center is a 58,000 square foot business incubator and laboratory located on Grays Ferry Avenue by the Schuylkill River.
XFINITY cable package now available to college house residentsThe service, which is new to Penn this fall, allows students to access the Comcast channel lineup on their laptops, smartphones and tablets.
The New College House just opened — complete with flat-screen TVs and family-style dinners"Our vision of this community is that we are a 'global village,'” said New College House Faculty Director Campbell Grey.
Why electronic locks are set to replace brass locks in college housesUniversity administrators say the system will keep students safer and save Penn money.
Harry Potter readers more likely to dislike Donald Trump, Penn study shows“Each book that a person has read lowers their evaluation of Donald Trump by roughly 2-3 points [on a 100-point scale],” Mutz wrote in her analysis.
Penn prof. determines amount of marijuana in an average jointThe study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, looks at 10 years of arrest data to estimate average joint size.
Universities face rising admissions yields and growing class sizesPredicting yield is proving challenging as students’ application habits are changing. This past spring, nearby Pennsylvania State University was faced with an unexpectedly large incoming class. Nearly a third of admitted students accepted their offers by the decision deadline, up 30 percent from the year before.
Wharton students challenge Jim Cramer's stock predictionsA new study by two Wharton students suggests that Cramer’s recommendations may not be all that useful to investors hoping to beat the market.
Congressmen announces grant for mathematics as his corruption trial continuesFattah announced the award of a $510,000 grant to the University of Pennsylvania for the study of algebraic geometry and physics.
Harvard professor and Penn grad Lessig arrested in political protestHarvard law professor, Penn graduate and former democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig was arrested Friday while protesting in Washington, D.C., USA Today reported Monday.
A presidential achievementThis spring, Penn awarded three Penn seniors up to $100,000 each to implement projects that they hope will change the world. Here's a look at each of the winners:
Nobel-prize winning economist and author Daniel Kahnemen speaks at PennOn Thursday and Friday, the Wharton School held its third annual People Analytics Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia.
Legislators propose tax on Yale's multi-billion-dollar endowmentConnecticut state legislators are considering a tax on Yale’s $25.6 billion endowment, Yale Daily News reported last week.
Flood in Harvard Observatory nearly ruins astronomical recordsOver 60,000 astronomical photographs were nearly ruined by a flood in the Harvard College Observatory, The Harvard Crimson reported Tuesday. The glass film plates date back to 1885, taken from various telescopes around the world.
Final Democratic Senate hopeful campaigns at PennFetterman believes voters should acknowledge his decade-long experience as a mayor of one of the poorest communities in Pennsylvania.
University of Oklahoma to return painting stolen by NazisThe University of Oklahoma is returning a painting stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.