Applying to colleges is a hard enough task, but it was made even more difficult for Diana Gonimah when the political turmoil of Arab Spring in her home country, Egypt, briefly shut down communication with the outside world. Her high school closed for 20 days and she was barely able to call admissions officers in the U.S. to say, “Sorry, I can’t send my transcript for another month.”
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PHILADELPHIA -- One million American school children are homeless each year, and many more are thought to move frequently. A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice is the lead author on a new longitudinal study linking homelessness and frequent moving with children’s achievement.
Penn’s Public Safety Ranked First in Security Magazine’s Top-500 List for the Sixth Consecutive Year
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety has been ranked No. 1 in the higher-education sector for the sixth year in a row, according to Security Magazine’s Security 500 list.
Cindy Nicoletti, a 2011 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of those lucky people who has known since childhood what she wanted to do with her life.
“I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “That was my main focus, ever since second grade.”
PHILADELPHIA –- Will a hard-fought U.S. election, replete with record spending and ever more divisive rhetoric, really change anything in Washington?
Jeffrey Johnson has been fortunate to receive many educational opportunities, starting in elementary school and through high school and college. Now, he’s working to help give other young children a chance to learn as he did, inside and outside the classroom.
Looking at the Big Picture: Penn Researcher Receives Grant to Study Success at Minority-serving Institutions
Panoramic images enable one to see everything in one complete picture, providing a better understanding of the entire setting.
And when looking at the landscape of higher education and student success, the viewer has to be able to see more than just a snapshot of public and private schools.
As a student at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Stephanie Kelly decided on a career in nursing. For her, it was not simply a desire to change the world through the science; it was much more personal.