Penn's most recently renovated dorms, Hill and New College House, make use of similar HVAC and hot water systems as other much older residential buildings across campus.
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Hill resident and College freshman Mehr Mehta said she paid for express shipping for a package that only arrived two days after it was supposed to.
Initiatives include installing a motion sensor operated air conditioning system and changing paper towels with microfiber cloth for routine cleaning.
A vendor said that between higher costs and new taxes, the food trucks “had to make a change.”
The Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett said the school is currently plagued by a lack of space.
For the 2017-18 academic year, SRFS estimated the eating off campus was approximately $750 cheaper than eating on campus.
Engineering sophomore Griffin Murphy will only get to move and unpack all his things into his HamCo apartment at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, which is also the first day of classes.
“I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel,” Duke President Vincent Price wrote.
The renovations might make Hill one of the most social college houses on Penn's campus, University architects said.
The petition, which had collected 131 signatures by Wednesday evening, was created by rising Engineering sophomore and web developer for The Daily Pennsylvanian Colby Cox.
As part of the scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees last week, the Facilities and Campus Planning Committee discussed Penn's newest investment projects, including the Penn Medicine Pavilion.
David Cohen, the chair of the board of trustees, said in a meeting last week that he thinks Penn has done enough to show its support for climate action.
The Chair of Penn's Board of Trustees is reportedly leading a charge against a law promoting fair pay
The Philadelphia statute prohibits employers from asking for an applicant’s wage history, a practice shown to adversely affect the salaries of women and people of color. Although passed by unanimous vote in December, the law has sparked strong resistance and is now in suspension pending litigation.
Penn's tax contributions to Philadelphia are being called into question — and this isn't the first time
The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment announced that it is reevaluating the city’s “commercial, industrial, and institutional properties,” and Penn has come under scrutiny.
Despite earlier reports from CEO Dave Magrogan indicating that the Harvest in University City will undergo repairs and eventually reopen, there has still been little sign of activity at the property.
PennEnvironment found there were 97 days of unhealthy levels of smog in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metropolitan tri-state area last year.
“I think the issue, which I’ve been told, is trying to staff it from really, really early in the morning. I’d say like past 4:00 a.m., to like 9:00 in the morning was a nightmare,” Allegro waitress Maria Francisci said.
Temple may raise the cost of their meal plan because of the soda tax — Penn has no plans to follow suit
Director of Business and Hospitality Services Pam Lampitt says Penn, like Temple, is now paying significantly more for the sweetened drinks available at dining halls. But Lampitt said the prospect of a raise in costs for students was never mentioned.
Why did Penn lose a contract to train Philadelphia teachers to a school not accredited in Pennsylvania?
In a three to one vote, SRC board members passed over Penn, along with Temple, Drexel, and New York University, in favor of the Relay Graduate School of Education—an institution not accredited to award master’s degrees in Pennsylvania.
College and Wharton sophomore Daphne Fong, vice president of WUGS' annual "Giving Month," is eager for Wartman to move so close to campus. She said she feels confident that Rosa’s will give Penn students a great opportunity to help the local community.