Undergraduate Students

Penn junior Misha McDaniel named a Beinecke Scholar

English major Misha McDaniel has been awarded a 2020 Beinecke Scholarship to pursue graduate education. McDaniel is one of 18 Beinecke Scholars chosen from throughout the U.S., and the 13th recipient from Penn since the award was first given in 1975.

Louisa Shepard , Aaron Olson

Guidelines for moving college courses online

In response to the coronavirus, college instructors are shifting their in-person courses online. Zachary Herrmann and Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning have some experience making this work.

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In the News


The Wall Street Journal

Can a woman win in 2020?

Sarah Shaiman, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, wrote an opinion piece encouraging voters to look beyond identity politics when selecting a presidential candidate. “Electing a woman to be president means nothing if she doesn’t commit to materially improving the lives of the nation’s women, including working-class women,” she wrote.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11, she started college. Now, at 18, she’s on the verge of a Penn degree

Soleil Hawley, a senior in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, was profiled for her accomplishments as one of the youngest students in recent memory to enroll in a part-time B.A. program at Penn.

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CBS Philadelphia

Camden teen beats odds to attend UPenn on scholarship

Christon Young, a charter school student from Camden, New Jersey, will be attending Penn this fall on a full scholarship. Young plans to become an anesthesiologist.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Amid marketing and social-media onslaughts, Gen Z women have to find ourselves

Sophomore Claire Sliney of Los Angeles wrote an op-ed about efforts by women of her generation to “develop our own authentic identities in this world inundated with nonstop content and manipulative marketing.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

She’s only a sophomore at Penn and she’s nominated for an Oscar

Sophomore Claire Sliney of Los Angeles is the first Penn student to be nominated for an Academy Award while currently enrolled. Sliney is the executive producer of “Period. End of Sentence.” It is a documentary short film about the fight against menstrual stigma in rural India.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Philly’s newest Rhodes Scholar is public school kid who overcame a devastating loss

Senior Anea Moore of Philadelphia was profiled for her academic accomplishments. Moore has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and will be studying public policy at the University of Oxford after she graduates from Penn.

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