Articles by Samantha Sharon

12/09/13 2:04am
Engineering junior Amit Pujari and College junior Grace Truong were recently elected co-chairs of the Civic House Associates Coalition. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with them on Sunday to talk about their new roles and plans for the upcoming year.
11/25/13 11:51pm
On Feb. 12, 2014, the museum will open “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963,” which will be a series of micro-exhibitions and events that will occupy the second floor of the museum until the summer of 2014.
10/14/13 11:10pm
Wendy Steiner, Richard L. Fisher Professor of English Emerita, got the idea for the opera after hearing a lecture at Penn by a historian who spoke about women’s secrets books from the Renaissance.
09/24/13 11:43pm
The current Miss Idaho, Sarah Downs, a 2012 College graduate, has been competing in pageants since age 17.
09/16/13 10:02pm
The Fringe Festival — showing until Sept. 22 — used The Rotunda and Van Pelt Library for performances.
05/08/13 3:35am
Engineering freshman Kate Miller was awarded the AspireIT award by the National Center for Women and Information Technology for her idea of an only girls engineering, math and science program. Miller will teach the camp this summer.
04/22/13 3:31am
A new and improved Gia Pronto will be opening today, just a few spaces down from the original store. While the new Gia Pronto was supposed to open in the beginning of the year, numerous construction delays set the opening date back.
04/19/13 3:31am

New housing development to come to 43rd and Sansom

On the vacant corner of 43rd and Sansom streets, Apartments at Penn, a local real estate company that specializes in student housing, plans to construct a 31-unit housing complex with one- and two-bedroom apartments.
04/11/13 2:18am

FRES hosts study groups on area retail offerings

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Penn’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services conducted four focus groups with representatives from Streetsense, a consulting firm working with the University, and Michael Salove Company, the University’s retail broker, to discuss how to improve University City’s retail offerings
03/21/13 4:28am
A 25-story high-rise development will soon replace two historic brownstones at the corner of 38th and Chestnut streets.
03/15/13 4:49am
Delicias, a new arepas and Latin cuisine food truck, brought its bright wheels to campus on Feb. 19.
02/27/13 5:10am
While the Benjamin Franklin Parkway may appear to be nothing more than a congested traffic lane, PennPraxis, the School of Design’s applied research arm, is trying to redefine how Philadelphians view its place in the community.
02/25/13 3:28am
Professor Tukufu Zuberi received the Best Documentary Film Award and the Best Director Award at the 2013 San Diego Black Film Festival for his film, “African Independence,” a feature-length documentary on the African continent’s evolution since colonization.
02/14/13 5:37am

Boutique consignment shop opens on campus

Greene Street will open Thursday at 3734 Spruce St., where Dolbey’s Bookstore used to be before it closed last March.
02/13/13 2:28am
No decision was made at Tuesday’s hearing over the controversy concerning the demolition of the historic villa at 400 South 40th Street.
02/12/13 6:56am
Penn is in the middle of a long fight in the court system over the potential demolition of a historic landmark on 400 South 40th Street.
02/06/13 3:23am
Won, which was located on 40th street between Walnut and Locust streets, closed on Dec. 31 after its main manager, Jay Han, fell ill and could no longer take care of the restaurant.
02/05/13 3:00am
After closing for the month of January, Lil Pop Shop reopened on Feb. 1 to offer artisanal popsicles to the West Philadelphia community.
02/01/13 2:28am
Café Renata will have its grand opening Friday at 43rd and Locust streets, where Café Clave used to be.
01/30/13 3:53am
While the new West Philadelphia Shake Shack location will be on Drexel’s campus, Penn retailers are not worried about business. The restaurant will be coming to 32nd and Chestnut streets this summer, an expansion from its Center City location which opened last June on 20th and Sansom.
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