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Media Contact:Tony Sorrentino | asorrent@upenn.edu | 215-898-2295
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 25, 2008
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 23, 2008

Penn President Amy Gutmann, Philadelphia Schools CEO Arlene Ackerman to Officiate at Penn Relays' Shuttle Races

WHO:

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and incoming School District of Philadelphia CEO Arlene Ackerman will be the guest VIP officials for the elementary school shuttle relays at the Penn Relays.

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Media Contact:: Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 18, 2008
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 16, 2008

Penn Hosts: A Conversation with Dennis O'Brien

WHO:

Dennis O’Brien, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

WHAT:

A free and open-to-the-public conversation about the importance of social policy, sponsored by the Master in Social Policy Program in the School of Social Policy and Practice

WHERE:

University of Pennsylvania
Houston Hall, Golkin Room
3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia

WHEN:

Thursday, April 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Meghan Laska | mlaska@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-573-0757April 14, 2008
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Media Contact:Tony Sorrentino | asorrent@upenn.edu | 215-898-2295
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 11, 2008

University of Pennsylvania Selects Patkau Architects to Design New Student Residence on Hill Square

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has selected Patkau Architects of Canada as the designer for the new College House at Hill Square, the first new residential hall to be constructed at Penn in more than three decades. This project will bring together students, faculty and staff in a diverse community built on common intellectual interests.

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Media Contact:Susan Q. Stranahan | sstranahan@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-3197
Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 10, 2008
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 9, 2008

Penn Law Names Rulli Director of Center for Clinical Legal Studies as Frenkel Steps Down After 28 Years

PHILADELPHIA –- Louis Rulli has been named director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Rulli will succeed Douglas Frenkel, who is stepping down as director on June 30. Frenkel will remain on the faculty at Penn Law, focusing on teaching, writing and dispute-resolution work.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 4, 2008

Penn’s Fox Leadership Program Partners With Girl Scouts for “Stand Up!” Leadership Workshop April 5

 

WHO:

Junior Girl Scouts from West and North Philadelphia
Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Girl Scouts at Penn Club
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

WHAT:

“Stand Up!” leadership, self-esteem and self-defense workshop

WHERE:

Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

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Bad News U: Colleges Reject Record Numbers

April 3, 2008
The college-admissions season set records this year -- both in the number of students who applied, as well as the number of students who were rejected. Harvard University has a record applicant pool of 27,462 and an admissions rate of 7.1%, meaning that 1,948 students were accepted -- the lowest number in the school's history and a drop from last year's 8.9%. Yale University received 22,813 applications and accepted only 8.2%, down from 9.6% last year. And at Princeton University, of the 21,369 applications, 9.3% were accepted, down from 9.5% last year.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal