Penn Gent 2012

The Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held their annual “Penn Gent” competition.The event highlighted the contribution of Penn’s premier black men to the Penn and Philadelphia communities. Nine Quakers identified as campus leaders competed to see who best embodies the qualities of a Penn Gent: Intelligence, Refinement, and Culture. The hosts were College Senior Aleisha Forde & College Junior Azani Pinkney. The judges were Penn alum Phylicia McCalla, College Senior Justyn Williams, & Coach Jerome Allen. Ernest Owens was crowned the winner of Penn Gent 2012.

Chanukah Menorah Lighting Celebration

Students, faculty and staff celebrate the second night of Chanukah at Penn. Performances of music were done by the Penn Band. Chabad at Penn lit the ice sculpted menorah. Rabbi Levi Haskelevich of Chabad also spoke at the celebration. The event was sponsored by Lubavitch House at Penn. For more information about the organization, check out their website at

Makuu's 20th Annual Kwanzaa Karamu

Makuu celebrated their 20th annual Kwanzaa Karamu at Houston Hall of Flags Dec. 6. Various black cultural student groups performed, including African Rhythms and New Spirit of Penn Gospel.

Putting dogs to work

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is busy training its inaugural class of puppies. See how Center staff teach their pupils.

A bloody Sunday with MERT: Mass casualty drill

The Medical Emergency Response Team practiced a mass casualty drill Sunday afternoon at the South Bank at 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue.

Obama Campaign Pennsylvania election night watch party

Reporter Lalita Clozel was at the Democratic watch party as networks declared Barack Obama won the 2012 election.

Word on the Walk | Who did you vote for?

Reporters Harry Cooperman and Michelle Ma asked students who they voted for and why.

Amy Gutmann at the voting booth

Reporter Allie Mayer talked to President Amy Gutmann about voter turnout and how the election can affect Penn.

Celebrating Día de los Muertos with the Penn Museum

The Daily Pennsylvanian got a behind-the-scenes look how the Penn Museum is celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Word on the Walk | What are you being for Halloween?

Video Producer Tan Chan asked students about their plans for Halloween.

Word on the Walk | Would you vote for a third-party candidate?

Reporter Allie Mayer asked students how they felt about third-party candidates in the second installment of the DP’s Word on the Walk political series.
What do you want in your next president?
What is the most important issue in this election?

Word on the Walk | What do you want in your next president?

In the first of the DP’s Word on the Walk political series, reporter Neyha Sheth asked how people viewed their next president.
Would you vote for a third-party candidate?
What is the most important issue in this election?

Word on the Walk | Sandy Aftermath

Video Producer Tan Chan asked students if Hurricane Sandy lived up to their expectations, and what they did during the storm.

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

The community prepared for Hurricane Sandy by stocking up on supplies from The Fresh Grocer. By early Sunday afternoon, the store was packed, creating lines of more than 30 people.

Real world experience in the classroom

Fagin Simulation Labs allow nurses to practice their skills on fellow students and dummies. Read the full story here.

Penn Museum Touch Tours

The Penn Museum has started a new touch tour program, where visually impaired visitors can interact with exhibits in new ways.

Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Philadelphia

Jesse Jackson spoke at Malcom X Park at a get-out-the-vote event.

Word on the Walk | Affirmative Action

The Daily Pennsylvanian asked students what they thought about affirmative action. The Supreme Court will be hearing a case surrounding race-based admissions soon. Watch the video and get the full story here.