The process of applying for college in America is long, complex and very competitive. Universities look for students who excel academically, and are passionate about extracurricular activities, like sports, music and community service. In the search for the right match, admission staff read mountains of letters of recommendation, essays and personal statements. But a new…

Seventeen universities filed legal papers Monday against a Trump administration travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, calling it “serious and chilling” to international education. The filing says the executive order threatens schools’ “continuing ability to attract these individuals and thus meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.” An amicus brief is…

Valentine’s Day is annual celebration day around the world for people to show their love, affection, appreciation and friendship. Look out for tons of Valentine hearts, Cupid with his arrow, roses, red and pink cards, and chocolates. Lots of chocolates. The origin of Valentine’s Day is not 100  percent clear. Many countries celebrate their own style of…

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will lead a new center focused on diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security for the University of Pennsylvania, announced UPenn President Amy Gutmann. The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement will be in Washington, D.C., but Biden will have an office in Philadelphia on the UPenn campus,…