Articles by Rebecca Borison
Writers seek to find deeper meaning in tweetsThe blog, Twit Crit, officially launched last week, and is meant to provide a space to discuss and critically analyze Twitter.
Student groups to celebrate alternate flingPenn Haven Co-op will be putting on their own Fling show at the same time as the SPEC concert at their house on 518 Woodland Terrace.
Bill to require contractors to disclose executives' gender breakdownOn March 14, council member Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced legislation to compel contractors applying to work with the city of Philadelphia to disclose the number of female executives in their company.
Feb Club allows seniors to bond as a class one last timePlanned by the Senior Class Board, this year’s Feb Club consists of 28 different events on every day in February
For some, Penn Band a family affairHumor and comedy have always been a central part of the Penn Band since its inception in 1897. This year, two College sophomores, Kylie Murrin and Lauren Mendoza, are leading the Penn Band in that same direction.
Penn Non-Cis fights underrepresentation on campusSeven freshmen founded a new group, Penn Non-Cis, for students whose biological gender and sexual identity do not match.
New UMC chair talks future, spreading awarenessLast Wednesday, the United Minorities Council elected College sophomore Joyce Kim as its new chair
Journal focuses on women's role with waterAccording to the World Health Organization, women and children in Africa spend around 40 billion hours collecting water each year, but they are systematically excluded from all decision making in areas of water and sanitation.
Africana Studies Department prepares to hire faculty, create classesThe newly-minted department is currently working on putting together an action plan for new hires, though they have been able to “hire” one faculty member, honorary emeritus professor W.E.B. Du Bois.
Study shows Latino voting bloc has diverse backgrounds and interestsA study about political identity among Latino voters found that grouping all Latino-American voters under one bloc is ridden with flaws.
The DP sits down with new UMOJA leadersLast week, UMOJA — the umbrella organization for black student groups on campus — elected College sophomores Abrina Hyatt and Meron Zeru as its new planning and facilitating co-chairs.
United Minorities Council kicks off Unity MonthIn another effort to continue the community building, UMC hosted a celebration in Houston Hall on Friday, showcasing local Philadelphia artists and student performing groups.
Professional hip-hop in the mix for Wharton sophomoreWalking along Locust Walk is a young woman striving to be a celebrity. Her fans call her Ivy Sole, but her professors stick with Taylor McLendon.
Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women to launch 'Love Your Body' campaignThis weekend, the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women will hold a discussion over Sunday brunch about the media’s influence on body image.
Penn Medicine patient runs marathons blindfolded to raise awarenessAlong with his brother and nephew, Scott has a rare retinal disease called choroideremia, which destroys retinal cells and causes the patient to gradually lose peripheral vision until he or she is completely blind. In order to raise money and awareness, he decided that he would run 12 marathons in 12 months.
Penn Sikhs strive to teach students about values, history of SikhismStudents participated in a langar, or community meal, to commemorate the six Sikhs that were murdered in the Wisconsin temple shooting this past August.
Penn Children's Center to offer evening child careBy improving childcare services at Penn, the University hopes to attract more female faculty members — in line with the Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence.
Penn looks to high school students to increase faculty diversityAs part of its ongoing efforts to become more diverse at the faculty level, Penn is looking to recruit from a somewhat surprising source: high schools.
ARCH centers forced to relocate during constructionDue to the renovations, the three cultural centers that were housed in the ARCH have relocated to offices on the second floor of Houston Hall for the time being, and CURF has been moved to an office on South 40th Street.