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  • Stranded in paradise: Penn men's basketball endures 20 hours of delays on return trip from Virgin Islands

    Before complaining about your upcoming holiday season travel, first consult Penn men's basketball about what a truly terrible travel experience looks like.After an eventful and delay-filled trip down to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament that was well-chronicled on PennAthletics.com, the Quakers may have had even worse luck leaving the islands.As the team boarded its American Airlines flight scheduled to leave at 3:26 p.m. on Nov. 20 with no issues, the Quakers looked well on their way to making the 7:40 p.m. connection to Miami that would have them touch down in […]

  • Guest Column by Sabrina Qiao | With graduation looming, my dream of being a starving writer seems unrealistic

    I've decided I'm going to boycott my 22nd birthday."If you don't celebrate it," I said to my friend Aliki, "did it really happen?"Aliki knows about my aversion to growing up. We spent the summer interning in New York together. On weekends, we got together to drink cheap wine and bemoan the price of fruit in the city. By the end of the summer, we had coined the phrase: "In New York, everything hurts."I was there that summer to write. Technically, there was an internship involved too, but my move was fueled mainly by romantic ideas about being a "starving artist." I imagined subsisting solely […]

  • Penn has 25 grads on Forbes 30 Under 30 lists - the fourth highest among colleges worldwide

    A total of 25 Penn graduates and one current Ph.D. student were selected for this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, making Penn the university with the fourth most honorees in the world.There were more than 15,000 online submissions for 600 slots in the eighth annual list, placing the "acceptance" rate at less than 4 percent. Rounding out the top three schools were Stanford University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 54, 46, and 34 honorees, respectively. The University of California, Berkeley placed fifth with 22 members on the list.Each year, Forbes […]

  • They do the DP crossword together every week. Last Friday, he used it to propose.

    It was a typical Friday evening for this Penn Medicine couple. After work, Kinnari Patel, a third-year urology resident, arrived home to her boyfriend Will Kennedy, a third-year ENT resident, cooking home-made pizza - the dish they shared together on their first date two years ago.After dinner, the two Penn students started their weekly tradition of solving a crossword puzzle in an issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian, one of their favorite pastimes. But this specific crossword puzzle was different from others. On the very bottom line, attached to the hints 62-across and 63-across, was the […]

  • Penn grad Michael Avenatti sounds off at campus event: 'Trump is a moron on many things'

    Donald Trump? "A moron on many things." The Democratic party? "They don't control me." The American electorate? "[They] want a fighter."1996 College graduate Michael Avenatti did not hold back the punches in a highly-anticipated event held in Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Friday afternoon. Speaking to a crowd of 70 students, the Penn graduate shared his candid thoughts on a range of issues during a freewheeling question-and-answer session, weighing in on his relationship with the Democratic party and his opinion of fellow Penn graduate and political rival President Donald Trump.Throughout the […]

  • The Daily Pennsylvanian wins Pacemaker award, known as the 'Pulitzer prize for college journalism'

    The Daily Pennsylvanian recently received several college journalism accolades, including the prestigious Pacemaker award and several Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards and Pinnacle Awards.This is the second year in a row the DP has won the Pacemaker award, which is given out by the Associated Collegiate Press and is commonly referred to as the "Pulitzer Prize" of college journalism. Prior to 2017, the DP had not won the Pacemaker for five years.This year, the DP was one of 11 publications to win the award and the only Ivy League university newspaper to do so. Other […]

  • Former Penn classmates remember Jerry Rabinowitz: 'I don't think I've ever met a finer human being'

    On a fall day in 1971, College sophomore Kenneth Ciesielka emerged from his room on a top floor of High Rise East and saw his classmate, Jerry Rabinowitz, in the hallway. Rabinowitz was canvassing his college dorm, searching for a partner to join him in a game of intramural football, and Ciesielka decided to take him up on the offer.In college, Ciesielka and Rabinowitz's relationship evolved from hallmates to friends. And over the following four decades, the two Penn graduates would grow close, following similar paths and ultimately becoming partners in their profession.On Tuesday, Ciesielka […]

  • Reports of sexual harassment to Penn's Ombuds Office hit five-year high

    This year, Penn's Office of the Ombuds' annual report found a significant increase in the number of people who came to the office to discuss instances of sexual harassment and violence. In the past several years, the ombuds' report has consistently reported that no student or faculty member reported instances of sexual harassment or violence. This year, the number jumped to five complaints.According to the report, the increase was likely a result of a July 2016 change in University policy that made the Office of the Ombuds a confidential resource for instances of sexual violence. Lynn Hollen […]

  • Kavanuagh is Yale Law's ninth grad. on SCOTUS. Why has Penn Law only had one?

    During his contentious nomination process to the United States Supreme Court, newly minted Justice Brett Kavanaugh referenced his time at Yale Law School repeatedly in defense of sexual assault accusations.While students and administrators at his alma mater have denounced his nomination, the university can now boast of having nine law school graduates reach the highest court in the land - second only to Harvard Law School, which has seen 19 graduates serve on the court. All the current SCOTUS justices hold law degrees from either Harvard or Yale, except one. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg holds […]

  • When a Player Gets Up Dazed, Part II

    "You don't tell the trainer if you got a concussion. That's rule number one."Matt Gorman vividly recalled how his football teammates in high school would routinely refuse to seek treatment for almost all injuries- including concussions. To give in to the pain, he said, would have imperiled the qualities that made them play well in the first place: bravery, tenacity, and grit.It's ingrained in the sport of football, Gorman argued. It was ingrained in him from a young age, and stayed with him until playing through a concussion in college left him unable to continue his sport - or his education. […]

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