Articles by Sarah Gadsden

11/02/11 2:53am
The Young Americans for Obama program will hold its national launch event in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags Wednesday at 6 p.m. The National Obama Student Summit, which will be broadcast on national television, will feature appearances by Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina and Philadelphia Mayor and 1976 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter.
08/29/11 8:49pm

Earthquake causes no damage on campus

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia rattled nerves but caused no damage or injuries on Penn’s campus.
07/29/11 10:14pm

Drexel student stabbed to death near campus

Drexel University student Evan Morris died Friday morning, shortly after police found him with critical stab wounds.
07/14/11 9:41am

Crime Log | July 1 - July 7

07/07/11 8:28am

Crime Log | June 24 - June 30

The DP's weekly crime blotter for June 24-30.
02/24/11 9:52am

Throwback: Feb. 24

Today's tuition figures are starkly different from those of the 1958-59 school year, when undergraduate tuition was $1,000, and total expenses were around $2,000.
02/18/11 9:29am
While the number of bids is yet to be finalized, Penn’s newest sorority offered bids to women from all four classes.
02/03/11 11:09pm

Throwback: Feb. 3

In 1986, the mean undergraduate grade point average at Penn was 3.10 — a figure The Daily Pennsylvanian pointed to as grade inflation that made “traditional definitions of letter grades obsolete.”
01/27/11 10:07am

Throwback: Jan. 27

The Blizzard of ’96 blanketed the Philadelphia area in 40 inches of snow, with snow drifts of over four feet. Then-Executive Vice President John Fry closed campus Monday and Tuesday that week.
01/20/11 11:26am

Throwback: Jan. 20

Throwback is the DP's weekly feature looking at top news stories this week in the past. This week, we look back to 1986, when students rallied against South African apartheid on Martin Luther King Day.
01/14/11 9:06am
SPEC Film's first event of 2011, in which the group gave away promotional materials for HBO's Funny or Die, was “just to get the mood going,” according to SPEC Film member Angela Feria.
01/13/11 8:58am
A blizzard Tuesday night — which blanketed Philadelphia in about seven inches of snow — tampered with many students’ return to campus and caused some class cancellations.
12/13/10 6:12am

Minerva Initiatives, Class Boards to conduct book drive for Kenyan hospital

Philanthropic organization Minerva Initiatives has teamed with the Class Boards of 2013 and 2014 to raise money to build a maternity ward in a Kenyan hospital, to be named “the Penn Classes of 2013 and 2014 Ward.”
12/07/10 9:16am

UA grants funding to SPEC Sound, Philo. Society, Penn Abroad

The Undergraduate Assembly granted three contingency funding requests at its meeting Sunday.
12/06/10 11:41am

Groups rally for frosh gender-neutral housing

Three student groups opened discussion with administrators this month on giving new students the option of gender-neutral housing.
12/01/10 9:48am
Most students think a Spring Fling performer’s popularity should outweigh the performer’s message, a recent Social Planning and Events Committee survey showed.
12/01/10 8:10am

Students abroad need additional planning

Students looking to go abroad for a semester must find housing for the other semester — which presents several hoops to jump through, especially if they plan to go abroad in the fall.
11/30/10 10:30am

E-mail will alert students of grades

This semester, for the first time, students will be sent e-mail notifications when any final grades have been posted to their transcripts on Penn InTouch.
11/30/10 9:56am

Thanksgiving homestays offer cultural exchanges

In only its second year, Penn Diplomats organized Thanksgiving homestays to pair exchange and international students with host families.
11/30/10 8:29am

Survey evaluates class participation

A recent survey on class participation conducted by the UA Academic Affairs committee drew attention to students’ expectations and comfort levels for speaking up in class.
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