These announcements come amid ongoing student petitions for Penn to change its decision to continue 'normal operations' during the celebratory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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This change breaks a 45-year-old precedent of Spring Fling taking place in the Quad and shortens the festivities to a single day in Penn Park instead of two.
A professor from the University of Illinois called on people nationwide to share their stories of sexual harassment within academia and higher education. Now, students at Penn are doing exactly that.
Matt Sessa, who has worked with federal and state financial aid programs for over two decades, will take on his role at a time when SRFS policies are a hot topic of discussion at Penn.
Police told NBC Philadelphia that the incident is the first murder of 2018. In 2017, 317 homicides occurred in Philadelphia, the highest number since 2012.
Pottruck has phased out a discount offered to student performing arts groups to reserve rooms, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in cost of the rehearsal space.
Over the past year, Penn has appointed a new provost, College dean, LGBT Center director, and chief diversity officer.
From Penn's dining hall policies to the Trump administration's appointment of key personnel, students took to the internet to pen a variety of petitions this year.
While the Panhellenic Council recently elected a successor to its first-ever vice president of diversity, the IFC has yet to introduce a diversity chair to its executive committee.
In early November, College junior Chris Harrison and Wharton junior Michael Beavers affiliated with Phi Beta Sigma Inc.
"[T]here's already a bit of tension between what the DA says he wants and what the police department say they want," said political science professor Marc Meredith.
"Much of our day-to-day life is influenced by smaller elections," College sophomore Nicole Brigstock said. "Showing up to vote once every four years is not going to cut it."
The IGC approved the first grant of this fund to host a discussion focused on the Mirabal Sisters, four historic feminist political figures from the Dominican Republic.
Penn hosts weekly 'office hours' to clarify social event policies, but most students don't know they exist
The Division of Public Safety and the Vice Provost for University Life have begun hosting hourlong sessions every Friday at 11 a.m. to address student concerns.
Fossil Free Penn's weeklong series of events will culminate in a silent protest at a Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.
"I think people came here looking for answers, and it kind of sounded like rhetorically-driven speech," College sophomore Grace Bridy said.
Penn's student body and administration have only seemed to start taking big, active strides towards improving mental wellness on campus in the past four to five years.
"We sometimes partner with frats to do philanthropy things, but usually it’s rare to have two sororities come together for any kind of purpose," SK President Lindsay Stearns said.
Administrators said the high turnout was likely due to the timing of the clinic and a new, "eye-catching" advertising campaign.
PennFems, which aims to provide a space for students to discuss issues surrounding feminism, was born out of a PAGE program for freshman.