Articles by Seth Schuster
Quaker Days is now longer and includes ED students — but housing is more limitedScrapping the early decision student preview day, ConnectEd, this past February, Penn Admissions is changing the Quaker Days model – inviting ED students to join regular decision students on April 8, 10, and 17.
Marc Lo grew up a first-generation, low-income student. Now he leads Penn First Plus.Lo is the first director of Penn First Plus, an office dedicated to serving the needs of first-generation, low-income students.
Early Decision breakdown: How Penn stacks up among the IviesAcross the Ivy League, early admission rates dropped this year for the Class of 2023.
Penn's early decision acceptance rate drops to 18 percent for Class of 2023International students were admitted from 48 different countries, a drop from last year's 54 countries. The number of states with admitted students dropped from 45 last year to 42 this year.
Instead of heading straight to law school, more students are taking time off after collegeOf the current first-year students at Penn Law, 75 percent have spent one or more years out of college before enrolling in law school.
Penn's early decision deadline was Thursday – except for students affected by recent hurricanesPenn announced it would give students living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle an extension until Nov. 12 to send in their ED applications, as well as waive the $75 application fee.
Dean Furda on Jerome Allen bribery scandal: 'safeguards' are needed to prevent future incidentsPenn Athletics is currently in the "final stages" of an internal investigation conducted by a hired outside legal counsel.
The LSAT is going digital, following the footsteps of other graduate school entry examsThe LSAT transition to digital testing will begin in July 2019. The only change is that students will now be using a Samsung tablet and stylus, rather than traditional pen and paper, to take the exam.
Kavanaugh's confirmation may spell the end of affirmative action at Penn and elsewherePenn Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said within two years, admissions officers across the country may be facing a very different admissions process.
First their ceiling collapsed, now there's mold: two Quad residents forced out of dorm againDozens of rooms in the Quad reported to have water damage and mold, causing some students to be ill and forcing many to relocate.
Penn Admissions Dean Eric Furda says U. will not follow Stanford in withholding admissions rateFurda said the lack of available data may add to the stress surrounding the already existing mystique surrounding college admissions.
A ceiling collapsed in the Quad, forcing two students to relocateThis is not the first time ceilings have caved in. In February 2017 and in October 2014 collapsed ceilings forced residents out of Quad dorm rooms.
Penn defends affirmative action policies as Harvard lawsuit heats upThe Justice Department supported the students Thursday, arguing that Harvard has failed to prove it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process.
Starting this fall, Penn Law students can study abroad at the London School of EconomicsChosen each year by LSE, the selected students will travel to London to study a breadth of legal fields, such as arbitration, human rights and international law, among others.
A 150-year old building at 40th and Ludlow set to undergo major renovationsThe firm purchased the building, located at 22 S. 40th Street, for $2.5 million from mental health care facility and reportedly plans to restore the building to its former glory through $5 million renovations expected to last less than a year.
Meet Michael Avenatti: the Penn graduate representing Stormy Daniels against President TrumpDescribed as 'a racecar-driving lawyer from California,' Avenatti has become a central figure in Daniels' case against Trump and has made no effort to stay behind the scenes.
#Enough: How students at Philadelphia universities are protesting gun violenceIn support of the "#Enough" National School Walkout to Protest Gun Violence on March 14, students at Drexel, Temple, and Villanova staged walkouts of their own. Many of these students continue to engage in the movement.
U. says protesting gun violence 'will not negatively affect' students' admission to PennThis announcement follows a wave of other universities taking similar action, including Boston University, MIT, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, and Penn State.
Penn looks to ‘lead the pack’ in Native American studies following NEH GrantThe Penn Language Center, separately from the grant, also plans to expand its native language offerings to include Cherokee.