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Senior Farewell by Mike Tony | Round goes the wheel

But I also feel compelled to acknowledge that the DP is where I discovered myself as a journalist, even though it took me a couple of years to develop my voice here.

May 15, 2014

SquashSmarts: Education with a Penn pipeline

SquashSmarts was originally founded in response to falling high school graduation rates in Philadelphia and has done much more than just that

May 15, 2014

Direct appeal coming for former Penn basketball player Gilliams

Trying to discern the real Tyrone Gilliams remains a fool’s errand for many who have heard his drumbeat of popularity, even if that drumbeat is muted for now.

May 14, 2014

Kathy Change: Her legacy burns on

"I’ve tried to do this several times before,

And failed.

If this is the right thing to do,

Heaven help

April 30, 2014

A team means family

Greg Ambrogi and Justin Reilly proposed  to their former classmates a mentoring network of Penn athlete alumni to be a resource for current student-athletes. The program is now gaining momentum

April 28, 2014

Uncovering the other across the river

It’s April Fools’ Day in Camden, N.J., and the joke is on everyone near the intersection of Cooper and 4th Streets on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden — just a 10 minute train ride away from Center City on the PATCO Speedline.

April 28, 2014

Penn and concussions: Tackling the problem head-on

As the anniversary of Owen Thomas' death nears, Penn athletes remember concussion histories while Penn and others take steps to fix the important problem

April 23, 2014

Penn alum aiding Malaysia airplane recovery effort

Following a four-year Penn men’s lacrosse career, Mike Glynn became a U.S. naval aviator and is now aiding in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

April 16, 2014

Friends remember Penn hoops alum Matt White one year later

A year later, White's friends remember him while his widow Garcia-Pellon;s defense negotiates outlines of plea at case status hearing Wednesday

March 25, 2014

Tony | Calhoun will hit the ground running ... eventually

A new era for Penn Athletics has arrived. And it feels really weird.

March 24, 2014

New Penn AD to be announced Monday

The university’s next athletic director will be introduced at a press conference at the Palestra at 1 p.m. Monday, preceded by a university-wide announcement at noon.

March 23, 2014

Playing for Liberty

Street Soccer Philadelphia is a nonprofit group dedicated to helping the homeless rebuild their lives through soccer. And it's worth a closer look.

March 17, 2014

Tony | The state of Penn basketball is truly unacceptable

All that’s left to say after the final permutations of “This is unacceptable” for this season have been uttered is that that culture needs overhauled as soon as possible.

March 12, 2014

Tony | An ugly win that seemed like an uglier loss for Penn basketball

The Big Red couldn’t give the game away, though, because the Quakers wouldn’t take it. A night after Princeton came into Newman Arena and blew out Cornell by 40 points, Penn won by just four, seeing every mistake the Big Red made and raising it another.

March 9, 2014

Penn basketball flames out at Columbia, 74-55

The loss marks the Quakers’ third straight and the seventh loss of the season by 17 points or more

March 7, 2014

Program supporters weigh in on the state of Penn basketball

The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers for their reactions to the state of Penn basketball.

March 5, 2014

Donors examine the future of Penn Athletics

Several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers offer their perspectives on the athletic director search.

March 5, 2014

Tony | Point a finger, shake a hand

No more chances for this class of Quakers to rejuvenate the Red and Blue faithful at the Palestra. No more opportunities to get fans believing instead of grieving at the Cathedral again.

March 1, 2014

Tony | If you hold an open forum and there is no one there to hear it ...

The advisory committee searching for Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky's successor held an open forum for students to discuss its search process and solicit feedback Wednesday afternoon at Houston Hall. But only one student showed up.

February 13, 2014

Thousands raised in Holleran's memory

After the death of Madison Holleran, fundraisers prompted by friends, family, and strangers emerge from her memory.

February 9, 2014

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