University of Pennsylvania: News

14 May 2024


Miss Teen USA: After winner's resignation, runner-up also refuses title

In an unexpected turn of events, Miss Teen USA 2023, UmaSofia Srivastava, resigned last week.

30 Apr 2024

Columbia University

Israel-Hamas war protesters and police clash on Texas campus

Tensions surrounding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict have sparked protests on the United States campuses, leading to confrontations with law enforcement and student suspensions.

18 Apr 2024

Columbia University

Columbia University leadership testifies on anti-Semitism allegations

Columbia University's top officials, including President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik, appeared before a United States Congressional committee on Wednesday to address allegations of anti-Semitism on campus.

03 Jan 2024


Harvard president to keep her near $900K annual-salary despite resigning

Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned from her post on Tuesday amid controversy over her handling of on-campus antisemitism since the start of the Israel-Hamas war and plagiarism accusations.

10 Dec 2023

US Congress

US: University of Pennsylvania president resigns amid antisemitism controversy

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) President M Elizabeth Magill resigned from her post on Saturday (local time) amid intense criticism for appearing to dodge a question on campus antisemitism.

UPenn loses $100m donation amid controversy over university presidents' testimony

The University of Pennsylvania or UPenn lost a $100 million grant after the university's president Elizabeth Magill's testimony before the US Congress regarding antisemitism on campus sparked controversy.

21 Jan 2020


Vehicle rental start-up Zoomcar raises $30 million in funding

Zoomcar, a Bengaluru-based start-up that allows individuals to rent cars as per their convenience, has raised $30 million in funding.

How this 24-year-old became a billionaire overnight

A 24-year-old Wharton graduate just became one of Asia's richest people overnight, adding $3.8 billion to his wealth.

26 May 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

17 Apr 2019


CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

For years, scientists have been working on CRISPR, a powerful technology that could modify DNA and help cure diseases like cancer or Hepatitis B.

08 Mar 2019


These researchers created nanorobots to work inside human bodies

Normally, it takes years to build a robot and make it smart enough to work in assembly lines or at airports.

08 Dec 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Know all about Anand Piramal, Mukesh Ambani's son-in-law

Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal are all set to be married on December 12.

27 Jul 2018


4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

The recently-declared "Fortune's 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40" has brought India enough reason to cheer.

08 May 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Know all about Anand Piramal, Mukesh Ambani's son-in-law

Ever since the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal has been confirmed, people are yearning to know the future son-in-law of the country's richest man.

18 May 2017

Health & Wellness

ARM chip to aid in brain and spinal injury recovery

ARM and US researchers at the Centre for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at University of Washington are working on a chip capable of helping people to recover from brain and spinal injuries.

12 May 2017


Artificial Intelligence will now judge its human counterparts

The Durham police of England are now gearing up to make judgments on whether a suspect should be kept in custody or not, depending on an AI result.