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  • A Penn administrator may have been misrepresenting his educa-tional background, according to an article retraction by an independent

    student-run blog at Pennsylvania State University.

    The retraction called into question Associate Director for Community Development Kenny Jones academic credentials. The original article pub-lished by the blog, Onward State, described a speech he gave at Penn State last week. The retraction speci-fied that he misrepresented portions

    of his background and story during his presentation.

    The Office of Fraternity and So-rority Life did not immediately answer a phone or email request for comment, but Jones credentials have been updated on the Penn website.

    A previous version of Jones biog-raphy on OFSLs website said that he received a doctorate from Morgan

    State University in Higher Educa-tion Administration and that he was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma frater-nity for over 10 years. His biography has since been updated to remove his Ph.D. from Morgan State University. While it still says that he is a member of Phi Beta Sigma, it no longer states that he has been a member for 10 years.

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    Admins Ph.D. called into question

    Firms fall recruiting eff orts prompt decline in spring OCR

    For some, spring semester is a hurricane of nerve-wracking interviews and sweaty handshakes. For others, it is the calm waters of relaxation that follow the acceptance of an internship.

    Official on-campus recruiting for summer 2016 begins this month. Usually, most students secure their summer internships in the spring, but this semester, relatively few students are on the search because they found their posi-tions in the fall.

    Patricia Rose, director of Career Services , said that in recent years, the finance and tech-nology industries have been recruiting more in the fall.

    For the last year or two, investment banks have had an accelerated process. Many banks will be doing OCR as well this spring, but the fall process is growing, Rose said.

    However, because internship positions at some companies have already been filled by fall recruits, students looking to be recruited in the spring have more limited choices.

    The banks did a lot more accelerated re-cruiting this year than weve seen in previous years it really ramped up, Wharton senior and Career Services Associate Director Bar-bara Hewitt said. People who are still looking

    Growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a region in western Ghana, 2015 College graduate Shadrack Frimpong noticed that many of his female peers, seen as second-class citizens in the community, would stop going to class. Frimpong had also witnessed many of his friends and family suffer from diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B. To receive treatment, the closest comprehensive medical clinic was 150 miles away.

    With the Presidents Engagement Prize he won in spring 2015, Frimpong is now working to solve these problems of education and healthcare inequality

    in his home village.The Presidents Engagement Prize

    was started by Amy Gutmann to give Penn seniors the ability to design and lead a local, national or international project after they graduate. The prize was awarded to Frimpong in 2015 in order to build the Tarkwa Breman Model School for Girls and Community Clinic.

    I have enjoyed seeing peoples ex-citement in the community, Frimpong said. I see hope in the girls eyes and their parents eyes because they can see a brighter future for their family and community.

    Frimpong and the Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance will create a school that will hopefully educate 200

    OFSL admin may have lied about his educationJESSICA MCDOWELLEnterprise Editor

    SEE OCR PAGE 6

    Engagement Prize winner focuses on health, education

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    Shadrack Frimpong plans to build a school in GhanaCHARLOTTE LARACYStaff Reporter

    Shadrack Frimpong (left) standing alongside a building that is part of his project to bring Tarkwa Breman a Model School for Girls and a Community Clinic.

    COURTESY PF TARKWA BREMAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

    SMASH HIT

    Investment banks increasingly use accelerated process SUN JAE LEEStaff Reporter

    Last month, Penn Masalas unique musical blend of Indian and American sounds became a worldwide hit its ninth album, Resonance, reached No.1 on

    iTunes World charts on Dec. 11.This is not the first time that

    the 15-member, all-male a cap-pella group has produced a successful album. Their eighth studio album, Kaavish, which was released in 2013, also hit No. 1 on iTunes World charts . However, Wharton junior and Penn Masala Business Manager Pranay Sharma said that Res-onance stands out among the

    rest.I think [Resonance] is the

    reflection of how the group has matured as a whole, he said.

    Engineering senior Prashant Ramesh, a singer in Penn Masala, said Resonance is the fruit of his entire college career.

    In this album, we turned to our roots a little more, he noted.

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    Corporate Governance and Regulatory Issues

    This program has been approved for 1.5 substantive law credit hours for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $40 ($20 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made available to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

    This event is sponsored by the Institute for Law and Economics, a joint research center of the Law School, the Wharton School, and the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences.

    The Institute for Law and Economics is a joint research center of the Law School, the Wharton School, and the Department

    of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences.

    Silverman 240B, Penn Law4:306:00 p.m.THURSDAY

    January 21

    moderator

    Jill E. FischPerry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics

    University of Pennsylvania School of Law

    panel i sts

    Honorable Cheryl Ann KrauseU.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    Martin GelterAssociate Professor of Law

    Fordham University School of Law

    Jason M. HalperOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    John Paul MacDuffieProfessor of Management

    The Wharton School

    Reception to follow the programall are welcome.

    girls between the ages of five and 17, as well as a community clinic with consultations rooms, a pharmacy, a dressing/injection room, a labo-ratory, a delivery room, an on-call hospital room and a farm that stu-dents families will be responsible for cultivating once a week as a pay-ment for their daughters education.

    Professor Richard Wesley and lecturer Scott Aker from the School of Designs Department of Architec-ture, along with their students in the undergraduate program, proposed

    design drawings for the school and clinic. They plan to visit the village to join Frimpong, a local architect and the community in building the structures.

    In the United States, a project is sustainable if it is LEED-certified . However, we are trying to take sus-tainability to the next level, Aker said. We are looking at this com-munity as an agrarian society. The farm will provide an income by sell-ing cash crops and will also provide healthy food for the students. Its a more holistic form of sustainability.

    Frimpong and his team have worked with local leaders in the

    village to obtain knowledge of the area, develop trust with members of the community and make the project sustainable. The villages chief has already donated 50 acres of land to Frimpongs project leaders so con-struction on the school can begin.

    Along the way, however, there have been challenges.

    When surveying the land they secured, Frimpongs team came to the realization that a river running through the village, the Ankobra , had been severely polluted due to illegal gold mining. However, the Community Alliance partnered with the nonprofit Clean Water for

    Everyone to build two boreholes to provide clean drinking water. Through the many obstacles, the team remains motivated.

    There can be many obstacles but what keeps us motivated is re-membering why. Why are we doing this? Frimpong said . Because we

    want to transform the rural com-munity to be self-sustainable. We believe that basic healthcare is a basic human right. We want to send a message to the world that girls have so much potential when they are able to get an education. Because human lives are on the line.

    The goal is to open the facilities by September 2016.

    Everyone believes in this project and Shadrack; from the University, to the Penn senior architect students working on the project, to the local villagers, Aker said . This a recipe for a successful project.

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    Shadrack Frimpong speaks on behalf of the Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance, where he is using the Presidents Engagement Prize to expand access to education for girls in Ghana.

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