Penn is not the only Ivy League school whose tuition hikes are above the national average of 1.9 percent for private, four-year colleges.
Penn has expanded its efforts in recent years to encourage more students to enter the field of entrepreneurship, most notably with the opening of the Pennovation Center last October.
“We take these allegations very seriously and are pursuing our own independent investigations in coordination with law enforcement officials,” Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon said in an email.
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.
Administrators have a standard process to follow after any student death, but student accounts show that there are instances where Penn does not, or is unable to, follow this protocol.
Approximately 15 percent of all students who visit CAPS are referred to an outside provider, but many feel like they don't have a choice when it comes to pushing back against this process.
“It is important that the death be addressed openly and directly. After a suicide, once the basic facts are known, any attempt to delay informing students will only encourage rumors.”
The forum was held at the Civic House on Oct. 25 amid other initiatives to talk about mental health at Penn, including a University-wide survey and "campus conversation."
The museum’s three-phase renovation, which will be completed in 2021, aims to modernize its presentation of artifacts to better engage visitors and draw the greater community of Philadelphia.
“Penn is just really demanding,” College freshman Jamie Albrecht said. “Being un-medicated when you have [a mental health issue] here is just really difficult.”
Louie-Louie will be open seven days a week and will have a maximum capacity of 200 people seated indoors and outdoors. Students can also expect a large bar area.
Following a two-day election last week, the University of Chicago became one of 12 academic institutions to host a Graduate Student Union.
This year, Penn reported a 14.3 percent investment return on its endowment, bringing the endowment’s total value to a record-high of $12.2 billion.
Penn's president and provost shied away from details in a 30-minute interview with editors from The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Penn President Amy Gutmann has previously called the end of DACA, which protects a number of Penn students, “heartbreaking."
At Santa Monica, a “threat-assessment team” congregates twice a week to discuss students who have been reported as possible threats to themselves or others. Similar teams exist at Virginia Tech and George Washington University.
“We gather to honor a man renowned for his deep respect for constitutional knowledge and tradition and his abiding bipartisanship, two things in such short supply these days."
This two-year, $498,000 grant came from over $40 million dollars that the Carnegie Corporation gave to different organizations last month.