Articles by Sam Mitchell
Liquid nitrogen leak prompts Chemistry Building evacuation Thursday afternoonA ruptured pipe caused the leak, according to an email from Division of Public Safety Executive Director of Operations Kathleen Shields Anderson.
S4E3. Bright spots amid dire days for Penn footballListen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | SoundCloud Penn football has sunk to 0-3, and many fans are in disarray. On this episode of the Pennalty Box, Sam is joined by Sports Editor Will DiGrande and Opinion Editor Isabella Simonetti. They discuss how we got to this dire situation and what, if any, bright spots remain for the season.
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim speaks at Penn after travel ban denied her visa last yearErhaim was originally intended to be the inaugural “Writer at Risk” in December 2018, until her travel plans were derailed by the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Penn parent found guilty in case involving bribery of Jerome Allen for college admissionPhilip Esformes was convicted of 20 federal charges, including bribery, after being charged with 26 counts. With over $1.3 billion in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims, Esformes’ trial marked the largest health care fraud case ever charged by the federal government.
Ira Bowman, former assistant to Jerome Allen, implicated in Penn admissions fraudJerome Allen, a former Penn basketball star player and coach, admitted to receiving approximately $300,000 in bribes from Philip Esformes to recruit his son to play basketball for Penn.
Inside Northfield Mount Hermon's legacy in Ivy League men's basketballNorthfield Mount Hermon School has produced alumni that have gone on to become diplomats, athletes, and federal judges. Three of them play for Penn men’s basketball.
Senior associate AD David Leach parts ways with Penn Athletics after two yearsDavid Leach, senior associate athletic director for recreation and wellness, has "stepped down from his position," according to emails sent by Penn Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun on Jan. 18.
Michael Wang hauls in weekly honors after offensive explosions against Miami, La SalleEven though he’s a freshman, this 6-foot-10 forward is impossible to ignore on the basketball court. Now, the Ivy League and the Big 5 are honoring him off of it.
Penn men's basketball overcomes travel delays to defeat Northern Iowa, 78-71After making the trip down to the Virgin Islands, the team won’t be leaving just yet. Which is fortunate for the Quakers, given all they went through to get there.
Bench production and guard play contribute to Quakers' respectable loss to No. 1 Notre DamePenn women’s basketball kept it close to start, but it was all Notre Dame after the first quarter, leading to a 75-55 loss to the defending champion Fighting Irish. Despite the blowout defeat, there are many takeaways from the Quakers’ battle against the nation's No. 1 team.
Penn women's basketball hangs on to defeat Siena 58-51 in season openerWith a win on the road at Siena, Penn women’s basketball started off the season on the right foot after a disappointing end last March. Beating the Saints by a comfortable 58-51 margin, the box score might not indicate how exciting this game was, down to the very last minute.
After impressive first year, Eleah Parker aims for continued growth in second seasonIvy League Rookie of the Year. Big 5 Rookie of the Year. 2018 second-team All-Ivy. Eight-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Two-time Ivy League Player of the Week.
Roundtable | Which Penn Athletics team has been the biggest surprise this season?Several teams' performances have been quite surprising so far — both positively and negatively — so in this roundtable, our writers debate which team has been the biggest surprise.
Ivy League rule change reduced risk of concussions in football, journal article reportsA difference-in-differences analysis — a statistical method that determines the impact of a 'treatment' in an observational study — found that 7.51 fewer concussions per 1000 kickoff plays occurred following the rule change.
For Penn women's soccer, a few small changes has led to a surge in scoringLast season, the team scored only 10 goals en route to a 5-8-3 record. This season, the team has already shattered last year’s mark, putting up 15 goals through half as many games
Scoreless draw earns Penn women's soccer a point in Ivy opener versus HarvardAlthough the Quakers couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net in their 0-0 draw against Ivy rival Harvard, there were moments that reminded onlookers of what this promising Penn team is capable of.
Eagles receiver and Super Bowl champion Nelson Agholor to visit PennPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver and Super Bowl LII champion Nelson Agholor will be speaking at Huntsman Hall on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., in an event titled "Becoming a Champion."
Penn men's soccer hopes to keep momentum going against LehighLast season around this time, Penn finally changed its downward trend and won a game. This weekend against Lehigh the Quakers will have a different kind of test.
Sasha Stephens wins Ivy Player of the Week after two-goal weekendThe senior forward put up goals in both of the wins earned by Penn women's soccer this weekend.