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“Penn does self-identify as a Greek school, so as a result, I do think fraternities are imbued with a little more of a protective layer,” College sophomore and member of Chi Omega Alex Johnson said.
Long club elections are hardly unique at Penn. While club leaders see comprehensive elections as necessary to select the most suitable executive team, many acknowledge that intense elections have repercussions on students’ energy and their emotional well-being.
While student leaders of minority groups on campus said they were not surprised with the results of a recent study by Brandeis University, which found Penn to be lacking in socio-economic diversity and “hostile” to students of color, they felt the study left out certain nuances of their experiences at Penn.
Five undocumented students met with high-level administrators for two hours to discuss the University’s commitment to undocumented students.
With the recent addition of Swarthmore College, the list of “sanctuary campuses” in the U.S. now stands at seven.
The email comes amid heightened anxiety at Penn and other campuses over potential curbing of the rights of undocumented students by Donald Trump's administration.
Penn President Amy Gutmann has expressed her commitment to the protection of undocumented immigrant students, but she has yet to put forth any specific policy proposals.
Tarka, which serves Pakistani, Indo-Chinese and Japanese food, was among ten establishments instructed by the Philadelphia Department of Health to “discontinue food operations immediately” due to “imminent health hazards.”
During his campaign, Trump said he planned to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, which ensures access to women’s health and requires health insurers to cover all approved forms of birth control without charging cost-sharing fees such as a co-pay.
The LGBT Center held the Transgender Day of Remembrance, where attendees wrote messages to members of the trans community killed in the U.S this year.
When the group, known for its annual production held in the spring semester, challenged Penn students to submit their super short stories, more than a hundred people responded.
Faculty from all four undergraduate schools signed the letter, which highlighted the passage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy implemented in 2012 to grant undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 with temporary protection from deportation.
Students marched along Walnut Street as they chanted “Not my president” and held up signs that read “Love trumps hate.”
On the eve of the United States presidential election, various groups on campus reflected on democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and performance throughout the electoral period.
Lorenzo Bonfiglio’s pretrial at the Criminal Justice Center was originally scheduled for July 14 this year, but has since been pushed back three times and is currently scheduled for Nov. 29
While Halloween night may be quieter this year, there have been many years past where shocking events occurred.
Until last semester, Penn First thought that opening a First Generation Low Income center would take ten years.
College senior Ashley Stinnett is currently enrolled in two of the most unorthodox classes at Penn: Religious Studies 356, known colloquially as the “monk class,” and ”Wasting Time on the Internet.”
The Rodin Arts Collective rejected College junior Esther Cohen's application to perform controversial play Dry Land. She later received assistance from the Penn Women's Center to perform it in another venue.
Eric Hoover has spearheaded an effort to form a Penn chapter of the national pro-life group, Students for Life of America. SFLA advocates for the protection of “pre-born children” and the outlawing of abortion.