See what went down at peer schools this week.
Laurie McCall had been serving as interim director of Platt since November 2012, when the former director Ty Furman left Penn.
The new president of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, who was earned three degrees at Penn, will be inaugurated this Friday.
A pipe in the first floor ceiling of Skirkanich Hall leaked this afternoon at around 12:20 p.m, causing water to spill over the first floor.
A coalition of community members and activists have come together under the name of Americans for Free Speech to protest the removal of Narendra Modi from the Wharton India Economic Forum on March 23.
SPEC is bringing the actor, director and writer, Zach Braff to campus on March 25.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation was rescinded by the organizers of WIEF after a petition led by three Penn professors. Since then, two corporate sponsors of the forum have pulled out in addition to four other prominent guests.
Many have seen the decision to rescind the invitation as a mistake on the part of the organizers.
The keynote speaker for the annual Wharton India Economic Forum, Narendra Modi, the current chief minister of the state of Gujarat in India, had his invitation revoked by the organizers of the forum following a petition led by three Penn professors. This cancellation has resulted in widespread media coverage and debate in India.
During Koop’s time as surgeon general, he was best known for his campaign against smoking. He also wrote an educational paper during this time about HIV and AIDS, when the disease was first subjected to public controversy.
On March 14, SPEC-TRUM will be bringing R&B artist Melanie Fiona and emerging rapper Future.
Three Penn engineers have been selected to join the ranks of the National Academy of Engineering.
Professor Robert Ghrist’s Coursera course: Calculus: Single Variable is being recommended for credit by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service, a service that offers nontraditional students college credit.
College senior Tom Hartford, 22, was taken off life support at 1 a.m. Wednesday, after being in a coma for the past two weeks.
Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science Fred Scatena died Wednesday evening in his home in West Philadelphia after a brief battle with cancer.
At 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, a pipe burst in a bathroom right above the Biomedical Library, flooding the eastern half of the library. The water covered the ground floor and also started dripping to the level below.
1977 College graduate Jon Kest, a community advocate active in New York and Philadelphia, died of cancer at his Brooklyn home last Wednesday. He was 57.
Last week, the Asian Pacific Student Coalition elected their new chair. The Daily Pennsylvanian sits down for a one-on-one with College sophomore Curtis Lee to discuss the upcoming year.
College sophomore Dawn Androphy was elected chair of the Lambda Alliance Tuesday night.
From figuring out how to address food thieves to dealing with drunk roommates, The DP has your back on roommate problems.
One of the main critiques of the process last year concerned the points-based system. The system was not designed to accommodate decimals, and some students got later selection times because their average number of points was weighted the same as someone who may have had fewer points.