Articles by Seth Zweifler
A story to tellBut the most memorable stories, for me, were the ones that brought me a bit closer to the heart of Penn — the ones that introduced me to some of the lesser-heralded people who make our university the special place that it is.
Report shows slow but steady increase in faculty diversityMore than two years after Penn launched an ambitious plan to jumpstart the hiring of minority faculty members, a report released Tuesday shows that those efforts have yet to move the needle substantially.
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Study: MOOC students are highly educated, job-orientedA new study, published last week by Penn researchers in the journal Nature, shows that students who have taken online classes on Coursera have been highly educated and career-oriented.
Rendell: Thanks, but no thanks, for mayoral returnEd Rendell, the Philadelphia mayor-turned-Pennsylvania governor, has pushed back in recent weeks on rumors that he may throw his name into the 2015 mayoral race, saying that his candidacy is a long shot at best.
Fifty years later, JFK’s death still a vivid memoryFor students who were on campus when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, the images from that day will be forever linked to their Penn experience.
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Alcohol pilot extended into second yearUnder the pilot, registered parties with less than 150 attendees are allowed to serve certain types of hard alcohol, in the form of mixed drinks.
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Scott Mackler, pioneering Penn professor, diesScott Mackler, a longtime Penn professor, pioneering addiction researcher and physician who battled for 15 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease, died Wednesday evening.
Board of Trustees meetings: new buildings, reaccreditation, sexual violenceThe Daily Pennsylvanian gets you caught up on what was discussed during the Trustees’ individual committee meetings last week.
Hackney memorial to be held in MarchPenn will host a campus-wide memorial service for the late former president Sheldon Hackney in March, the University announced at a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.
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Lauder Institute donors among new college house supportersTwo prominent Penn families are the lead donors to a new Hill Field college house, a project that will break ground on Friday.
Some profs concerned with Coursera's move into ChinaAfter Coursera partnered with a Chinese internet company in October, Penn professors are concerned with potential censorship of their courses.
As 'urban Ivy,' Penn leads in urban revitalizationExecutive vice presidents from peer institutions discussed their schools’ development efforts in urban communities on Thursday.
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Gutmann highlights 'Penn Compact 2020' in addressIn President Gutmann’s annual “state of the university” address, she discussed projects that include greater financial aid for graduate and international school students, increased public policy work and a “Pennovation Center” for start-ups.
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