Articles by Yoni Gutenmacher
Yoni Gutenmacher | Penn’s commencement plans overlook Orthodox JewsGuest columnist Yoni Gutenmacher argues that Penn should move commencement to be inclusive of the University's Orthodox Jewish community.
Penn says it's investing in climate change research — its only climate scientist disagreesPenn does not have any standing sustainability professors — only lecturers, adjunct, and visiting professors — and professor Irina Marinov is the only standing faculty member studying climate science.
Kavanuagh is Yale Law's ninth grad. on SCOTUS. Why has Penn Law only had one?All the current SCOTUS justices hold law degrees from either Harvard or Yale, except Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She holds a degree from Columbia Law, but before transferring she attended Harvard Law.
Penn endowment shows third highest return rate in Ivy League, after Princeton and BrownThe total value of Penn's endowment also rose to $13.8 billion — the fourth largest among the Ivies — in fiscal year 2018.
At age 10, she became a refugee. Now, Constantia Constantinou is Penn's VP of LibrariesVice Provost and Directors of Penn Libraries Constantia Constantinou emphasized her excitement to live and work in the city of brotherly love.
Penn appoints longtime administrator Sharon Smith as second-in-command to VPULAdministrators created Smith's new role, in part, to help counter the number of currently vacant positions with VPUL.
Perry World House's star-studded list of fellows includes former Trump advisor and former Mexican presidentFormer National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, is expected to teach some classes on foreign policy and potentially give a keynote speech as part of his fellowship, Philly.com reported.
New dates set in Kong lawsuit alleging Penn failed to take action leading up to her deathFormer Wharton junior Olivia Kong died by suicide in April 2016, and her parents took legal action against Penn this April.
Psychiatry Professor Benoit Dubé appointed as Penn's first Chief Wellness OfficerDubé's position as director of all wellness initiatives across the University is the first of its kind in the Ivy League.
Penn's Dean of Admissions comments on UChicago’s decision to drop SAT/ACT requirementWhile some universities — most liberal arts colleges — across the country have done so since the 1950s, the University of Chicago is the first top-10 research university in the United States to adopt a test-optional admissions policy, according to the Washington Post.
Trump cancels Eagles' White House celebration, reigniting national anthem kneeling controversyThe abrupt White House announcement came after nearly the entire team said they intended to boycott the celebration that was scheduled to take place the next day.
Meek Mill's judge will remain on case, despite request for her removalPhiladelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison in November 2017 and repeatedly denied Mill bail, prompting the proliferation of the nationwide #FreeMeekMill movement.
Meet the two Penn students who will be Pulitzer Center fellows this summerEvery year, two student applicants from Penn are selected for the fellowship, one in conjunction with Penn’s Middle East Center and the other through the South Asia Center.
A robbery at PNC Bank on 40th Street prompts UPenn Alert Tuesday afternoonThe suspect, a black male in his 30s, seen wearing a tan jacket, black gloves, a white hat, and sunglasses, is still at large.
Penn names Dean from Stony Brook U. Constantia Constantinou as new Vice Provost of LibrariesThe announcement comes several months after the current Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Carton Rogers announced his retirement in Oct. 2017.
Temple student shot and killed in off-campus apartment Saturday nightBoth the Philadelphia Police Department and Temple Police are investigating the homicide, and Temple’s announcement noted the investigators “do not believe that this was a random act.”
Penn announces plans to create new 'Penn First Plus' office for first-gen., low-income studentsThe decision comes just a week after the University made another major announcement to appoint a Chief Wellness Officer who will oversee a centralized center of wellness resources.
'Power of Penn' campaign plans to bring eight new buildings to campusThe campaign aims to raise $4.1 billion in four years, making it the most ambitious fundraising project in Penn history.
Dozens of admitted students to Penn won't have hosts during Quaker DaysQuaker Days – set to take place this Wednesday and Thursday – serve as an opportunity for students admitted to Penn to spend some time on campus, where they attend special events and visit classes.