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Mental health task force organizing, meeting with students

Two months after the University administration convened a mental health task force in response to a string of student suicides, the task force is still in its organizational phase.

April 20, 2014

Response to 1990s crime shaped today's campus

About 20 years ago, crime on campus hit its peak — prompting a series of changes that fundamentally shaped the University and how it interacts with the community.

April 18, 2014

Man shot and killed near 40th and Spruce streets

An early-morning shooting near 40th and Spruce streets left a male victim pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:43 a.m. He was 31 years old.

April 15, 2014

More charges filed against former Penn basketball player

College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad in March, is now charged with another burglary on the same day in March and two more burglaries this academic year.

April 13, 2014

Left in limbo: A student's attempt to return to normal life at Penn

For the first month of her final semester at Penn, Carissa Lundquist wasn’t sure she was a student. Her story sheds light on some of the shortcomings with how the University handles students who say they have been victims of sexual assault and who experience mental health issues.

March 31, 2014

Documents confirm CAPS complaints

Documents provided to The Daily Pennsylvanian by a former CAPS psychiatrist give a glimpse into the inner workings of an office that has come under scrutiny this semester after two suicides just weeks apart.

March 18, 2014

After 12 years, a new look at mental health policy

Twelve years before Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced the creation of a task force to study mental health on campus, a similar committee presented its findings to Penn’s provost in June 2002.

February 24, 2014

Students left off mental health task force

The lack of student representation on the newly created mental health task force drew sharp reactions from faculty and students alike after its announcement Wednesday afternoon.

February 19, 2014

Administration creates mental health task force

The task force will produce a report to be released in early 2015.

February 19, 2014

Penn employee sues over alleged retaliation for medical leave

A lawsuit claims Penn demoted Janet White after an eight-week leave of absence for mental health reasons.

February 17, 2014

Family and friends gather to remember Holleran

Over 100 friends and family members gathered at College freshman Madison Holleran’s memorial service.

February 9, 2014

For parents, shock upon learning of deaths

As of Wednesday night, many Penn parents only knew about one undergraduate death this year — the well-publicized suicide of College freshman Madison Holleran on Jan. 17.

February 5, 2014

Corbett budget proposes stable funding for Penn Vet

The Republican governor proposed $28 million for Penn Vet in his budget, which will have to pass the Republican-held legislature before it is finalized.

February 4, 2014

Penn Law dean named Tulane president

Law School Dean Michael Fitts was named the president of Tulane University on Tuesday afternoon, a position he will formally assume on July 1.

February 4, 2014

CAPS may move off campus

Counseling and Psychological Services may be moving north to Market Street or east to 34th Street.

January 27, 2014

CAPS to add staffers, expand hours

Counseling and Psychological Services will extend its hours and hire more staff within the next few weeks.

January 27, 2014

Congress restores $1 billion in NIH funds

While the $1.1 trillion spending package signed into law by President Barack Obama Friday evening is a step in the right direction for Penn research, it will not solve all the problems caused by sequestration.

January 17, 2014

Cosi robbed at gunpoint

Two males in masks, one armed with a gun, entered the store and demanded money.

December 9, 2013

Robbery at gunpoint at 40th and Locust

Three males committed a robbery at gunpoint at 40th and Locust streets this morning.

December 7, 2013

What is consent? At Penn, it's an open question

Although the University attempts to set out clear definitions of consent, victims of sexual assault are often left in the moment questioning what happened to them.

October 28, 2013

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