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The decreased funding for research will force academics to be more strategic about their research proposal topics in the future, Alain Plante, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science said. 
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“The Ethnic Studies field in History and Literature emphasizes histories of racial formations within and beyond the United States,” the department’s website states. Students entering this field will be required to take eight courses concentrating on ethnic studies. 
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A witty music video produced by Penn Law Revue, a new Penn Law School student group, has reached the finals in an online competition hosted by Above the Law. 
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The duo started speaking to administrators about their ideas following the presidential election, which Gonsalves said “really hit home.”
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“It was a 20-minute walk to and from DRL,” College freshman Jackie Wexler said. “It’d make planning my schedule very difficult, it’d make going home when I have an hour between classes difficult, and the Radian seemed a bit more convenient."
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In late March, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment announced that it is reevaluating the city’s “commercial, industrial, and institutional properties,” for the Tax Year of 2018. The University of Pennsylvania has come under particular scrutiny, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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"If a resident reports their laundry stolen, we encourage them to file a police report. The reality in most cases is that another student is responsible for the missing laundry, whether maliciously or accidentally,” Director of Residential Services John Eckman said in an emailed statement.
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The University will continue crowdsourcing ideas for improving sustainability through the hashtag #sustainablecolumbia, said the University's Office of Communications. 
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A new law from the Trump administration may lead to the shutdown of Planned Parenthood in other states, but nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania have pledged to continue funding local branches of Planned Parenthood, the Inquirer reported.
04/24/17 10:47pm
“There was not much communication up until an event was getting shut down,” President of the IFC and College junior Bradley Freeman said. “Our goals were to form a relationship and better understanding between monitors and presidents.”
04/24/17 10:32pm
Vice president of Sigma Alpha Mu and College junior Matt Foman said he felt the Greek community was a good place to start expanding mental health training. “I think that Greek life is a place where people can be very real with each other and aren’t really afraid to talk about more intimate things," he said.
04/24/17 10:01pm
Two of the speakers at Penn's March for Science have associations with Penn: Paul Offit, who is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, and Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience.
04/24/17 9:48pm
College sophomore Sarah Lentz received an internship offer to work with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) just before Election Day. Now, she said she is feeling apprehensive about working in Washington, D.C..
04/24/17 8:22pm
Penn State University fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu has been suspended for two years after violating restrictions on alcohol use. 
04/24/17 8:18pm
The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded each year to students around the country who intend to earn a doctorate and pursue a research career in math, engineering or the natural sciences.
04/24/17 6:04pm
Police escorted a man in handcuffs out of Huntsman Hall on Monday around 12:30 a.m., College freshman Elizabeth Beugg, who witnessed the events, said.
04/24/17 4:55pm
The small quake, measured at 2.3 on the Richter scale, caused no reported damages.
04/24/17 3:07pm
Only residents of the Quadrangle, New College House, Kings Court English College House and Rodin College House will be able to swipe into the dorms from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.
04/23/17 10:57pm
Held every year on the Friday of Fling, the feast serves as a way for the Orthodox Jewish community to come together and celebrate while honoring Shabbat — a weekly holiday where Orthodox Jews traditionally abstain from work and using electricity. 
04/23/17 10:46pm
It was the first time all these presidents came together in a public forum to discuss what the schools could do for Philadelphia, given that only 27.4 percent of the city's residents have a bachelor's degree and only 64 percent of graduates of Philadelphia-area universities stay in the city.