Articles by Sarah Fortinsky
Senior Column by Sarah Fortinsky | To Eric Jacobs, the one who made the DP homeMy graduation from Penn coincides with Eric Jacobs’ retirement from the DP after four decades as general manager. From the start of my time at Penn, I’ve known Eric to be the DP’s guiding light.
The DP kicks off its 136th year with new student boardThe new board actualizes a series of structural changes, including reducing the number of board members from 42 to 28, centralizing visual departments, and creating an editor-in-chief position for the DP's publication.
SHS Director Giang Nguyen will leave Penn to lead Harvard’s Health ServicesNguyen will assume a new role as executive director of Harvard University Health Services on Nov. 18, Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé announced Thursday.
Fresh Grocer reopens Tuesday after failing health inspection one day earlierFresh Grocer officials said the store was re-inspected Tuesday morning by the Philadelphia County Board of Health, which approved the its re-opening "after we took immediate action to address their concerns."
Penn parent sent more than $400,000 to consultant at center of national admissions scandalBank records were analyzed by the witness to show the money trail from Esformes' account to the Key WorldWide Foundation, which prosecutors allege was fraudulent and used to launder bribes from parents trying to gain college admission for their children, Law360 reported.
PennDesign renamed after fashion icon Stuart Weitzman — relieving financial uncertaintyPennDesign has been one of the most tuition-dependent schools at Penn for the past several years, creating uncertainty over the future of the school because of the high financial risk that comes with varying enrollment sizes each year.
Bryan Stevenson, 'champion of equal justice,' to speak at 2019 CommencementStevenson has won several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, most recently in a historic ruling that banned mandatory life-without-parole prison sentences for children 17 and younger.
Here's what you need to know for 2019 spring fraternity rushWith nearly 3,000 undergraduate students involved in Greek life, it can be difficult to navigate the many events taking place at various corners of campus. Here are the details of the events, including times, locations, and organization hosting them.
Panera Bread expected to open this spring on 40th and Walnut streetsHarvest closed indefinitely after a fire in January 2017 to repair damage to the building, but four months later officials announced it would not reopen.
Longtime director of Weingarten Center Myrna Cohen will retire at the end of fall semesterCohen, who received her Ph.D. from Penn in 1992, has led Weingarten since it was created in 2004 and oversaw learning resources at Penn for the three years prior.
Tuesday's midterm election was the biggest in recent memory. Penn paid attention.Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) was re-elected to the House, still serving as the representative for Penn's campus.
Penn student Blaze Bernstein honored for love of food and writing at KWH's Edible Books ContestBlaze Bernstein, a College sophomore, died in a homicide in January this year. Sam Woodward, a 21-year-old who attended the same high school as Bernstein, is currently being held in connection to his murder.
Penn will require all sophomores to live in college housing starting in 2021The decision, which is part of an initiative to create a 'sophomore experience' for second-year students, was released to student leaders at a meeting in Huntsman Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Penn students join Philadelphians lining up at Dell Music Center hours before Obama rallyThe rally, which Obama will be headlining, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and is for the reelection of United States Senator Bob Casey and Governor Tom Wolf, both of whom are Democrats.
Students push back on decision to change Huntsman's opening hours: 'It's dodging the issue'The building, previously opened 24 hours a day, was a popular destination for those looking to burn midnight oil. Some say the decision to close it early has only added to their stress.
Blaze Bernstein murder pre-trial postponed because defense is ‘not ready’Orange County DA spokesperson Michelle Van Der Linden confirmed that the hearing was postponed and has not been rescheduled.
UPDATED: Suspect involved in Robbery at nearby Sheraton Hotel apprehended by Penn PoliceThe alert indicated that the suspect was last seen inside the hotel, but that police were on the scene and patrolling the area.
Trump to appoint Penn alum, controversial TV star Dr. Oz to council on sports, fitness, nutritionDr. Oz of 'The Dr. Oz Show' has come under controversy for his contentious medical opinions and what some physicians term a 'disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine.'
U. officials were told nine times of Kong's suicidal thoughts before her death, lawsuit saysKong's parents allege in their complaint that Penn neglected to prevent Kong from dying of suicide and does not have the proper mental health resources to support similar students.