Articles by Zen Suzuki
Pennsylvania's state university system will proceed with plan to merge schoolsThe plan comes amid declining enrollment over the past decade and a projected decrease in high school graduates in the coming years.
Penn and USC establish Annenberg Center for Collaborative CommunicationThe center hopes to create opportunities for collaborative research projects and classes across the schools, focusing on how communication can address issues such as health care, politics, data privacy, and journalistic trust.
Philadelphia attempts to address disparities in access to COVID-19 vaccinationsThe city has increased access to vaccine appointments and opened clinics in close proximity to communities in need while increasing outreach to under vaccinated communities.
Penn Medicine Anti-Racism Task Force awarded Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity AwardThe task force received the award for developing interventions to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in resident positions and creating educational forums to facilitate discussions on racism, equity, and inclusion.
Penn students, alumni make donating to charity easier with web extension for online shoppingSoulsmile Club is a tech nonprofit that donates up to 20% of online purchases to charity at no additional cost to the user.
Penn student makes crash course videos to teach classmates about personal financeThe videos are all less than five minutes long and cover topics ranging from taxes and credit cards, to loans and insurance.
Penn seniors create app to connect students while they’re socially distancedThe platform, called Magic Connects, has preregistered more than 100 students ahead of its launch at the end of this month.
Bucks County introduces pilot program to partner social workers with police officersThe Bensalem Police Department plans to bring on two social workers for a two-year pilot program. The program will direct some people towards social services and away from the criminal justice system and reduce the time police spend on social service-related calls.
Estonian ambassador talks applying international law to cyberspace at PWH eventTemple Law School Professor Duncan B. Hollis moderated the Nov. 16 event and was joined by Estonian Ambassador for Cyber Diplomacy Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar.
SEPTA will deploy social workers alongside transit police in new pilot programThe pilot program, called Serving a Vulnerable Entity, will partner social service professionals with SEPTA transit police officers to treat individuals who are struggling with poverty, addiction and mental health crises.
Two Penn Med profs. named among most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in AmericaCell Press, a publisher of biomedical journals, created the list on Sept. 15, the first day of National Heritage Month, which lasted until Oct. 15.
Weitzman School of Design team partners with U.S. cities to implement rent reliefThe onset of the pandemic left many low-income residents unable to pay rent.
Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power hits Trump for neglecting diplomacy at Penn eventPower condemned the Trump administration's lack of international cooperation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities kicks off academic year with Climate Week lecturesThe program aims to identify how to implement climate and ecological literacy within the liberal arts curriculum in Philadelphia schools and beyond
Trump and Biden will visit Pennsylvania for 9/11 Flight 93 MemorialThe Flight 93 National Memorial marks the field where an airplane crashed as passengers and crew fought hijackers over control of the plane, thwarting an attempted attack on the U.S. Capitol building on September 11, 2001.
Penn instructor releases book analyzing successful outsider campaigns in Phila. electionsThe book, titled Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City, hit shelves in August.
Wharton report finds high return on investment for funds with a gender lensThis year’s report analyzed data from 138 funds utilizing capital with a gender lens that raised a total capital of $4.8 billion — an increase in gender lens investing over the past three years.
Penn Medicine receives funding in program to improve COVID-19 care in nursing homesThe Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announced the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program on July 14, which will pair nine academic health systems with local regulatory agencies and long-term care facilities to develop COVID-19 readiness and response planning.
Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania's county elections boards over mail-in ballot drop boxesMail-in ballot drop boxes became a central part of the Pennsylvania primary this year, which was delayed from April 28 to June 2 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.