Meryl Marcus has been appointed as Manager of Events for the Office of the Secretary. Her functions there will include planning all activities and programs for University ceremonial events, supervising the diploma process and managing the Commencement budget. Marcus was the clinical department administrator at the Institute for Environmental Medicine in the School of Medicine. She formerly had worked as administrator of the Pediatric Neurology Faculty Practice at Temple University.
Kerry Sherin has been appointed Director of the Kelly Writers House, where she had served as the Resident Coordinator. She will now be responsible for all long-range planning, program development, external relations, staff development, and budget and facilities planning. In addition to being a broadly-published poet, essayist and memoirist, Sherin teaches literature and writing and is a doctoral student at Temple University.
Heather Starr replaces Kerry Sherin as the Resident Coordinator at the Kelly Writers House. Starr graduated from Barnard College as a Centennial Honors Scholar and English major. In 1996, she came to Penn as Program Coordinator of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Center. She also became involved with the Writers House, founding the Penn and Pencil Club for staff and faculty writers and organizing the December 1997 marathon reading. Starr will now manage the daily operations of the house and be the producer of "Live at the Writers House," airing on WXPN.
“More companies are asking how they can separate themselves from the organization and instead tighten their connection to the game. The brand of FIFA is problematic but the game of soccer is still popular.”
— Kenneth L. Shropshire, director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, on how the FIFA corruption scandal has caused some sponsors to be less concerned about partnering with the powerful soccer organization. FIFA tends to have the most leverage when negotiating deals with companies, but experts are wondering whether sponsors will be able to demand clauses that allow them to leave in cases of corruption. (The Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2015)