Hurricane Sandy Coverage

01/23/13 1:53am

PennDesign to combat natural disaster with innovation

The Penn School of Design is working to make cities and areas susceptible to natural disaster more sustainable and safe for residents. A new course will give students the opportunity to redesign infrastructure and cities.
01/08/13 10:58pm
Nearly 100 PennDesign students and faculty members — along with experts from outside the University — began the new semester with an open-ended conversation concerning the role of design education and practice in disaster response and prevention.
11/26/12 1:05am

New simulation can help prepare people for hurricane damage

A recently developed tool that predicts how people will behave in disaster situations may be able to help if a hurricane like Sandy comes back to call.
11/06/12 9:34pm

Medical schools hit by lab mice losses in Sandy's wake

When Hurricane Sandy swept across the East Coast last week, thousands of valuable research mice and rats at New York University’s Langone Medical Center perished as the unprecedented storm surge flooded the basement of the school’s Smilow Research Center.
11/01/12 12:32am
Politics have flooded news portals for the last 16 months. How refreshing, to have a non-partisan two days.
10/31/12 1:37am

Editorial | Staying safe through Sandy

While Sandy left our campus largely unscathed, the University was prepared for much worse.
10/30/12 11:41pm

Sandy spares Penn's campus

Though Hurricane Sandy put a halt to classes and operations at Penn over the past two days, University officials acknowledged that the storm — which caused massive power outages, flooding and at least 48 deaths up and down the Eastern Seaboard — largely spared the campus community.
10/30/12 11:30pm
Despite being stuck inside for most of Monday and Tuesday, students passed the time in a variety of ways — some more unconventional than others.
10/30/12 11:24pm

2010 College grad dies in N.Y. during hurricane

On Monday night, as Hurricane Sandy ravaged the mid-Atlantic coast, 2010 College graduate Jessie Streich-Kest was killed by a falling tree near her home in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 24.
10/30/12 10:11pm

Reporter's Notebook: In the Emergency Operations Center

On Monday morning, members of the Division of Public Safety gathered in the Emergency Operations Center to anticipate the potentially disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy.
10/29/12 6:31pm
Campus and the city of Philadelphia alike have been preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy since Sunday night. VIDEO: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Sandy PreparationPHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Sandy at Penn
10/28/12 9:33pm

College houses to be on alert during hurricane

While campus is waiting for Hurricane Sandy to arrive in full force, college house staff are trying to promote safety while finding creative ways to keep their residents entertained.
10/28/12 8:30pm
It’s around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and the doors of West Philadelphia High School still don’t appear to be open.
10/28/12 7:27pm

Hurricane Sandy prompts Penn to extend early application deadline

In response to the looming severe weather threat of Hurricane Sandy, the Office of Admissions has extended the deadline for early decision applications to 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 6.
10/28/12 4:09pm

Hurricane Sandy disrupts travel plans out of Philadelphia

On Sunday afternoon, a line for an Amtrak train out of Philadelphia stretched nearly the length of 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s central regional rail hub. Screens around the station projected precautionary evacuation procedure plans and exits.
10/28/12 4:04pm
Students will be stuck inside for most of the next two days, following Penn’s announcement earlier Sunday that all classes and University operations have been cancelled. VIDEO: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Sandy PreparationPHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Sandy at Penn
10/28/12 10:32am

Penn cancels classes on Monday, Tuesday in anticipation of hurricane

Classes for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled due to the predicted severity of Hurricane Sandy, Penn announced in a campus-wide email Sunday.
10/26/12 4:44pm

University prepares for Hurricane Sandy

The University’s Crisis Management Team is closely monitoring an imminent hurricane headed toward the Philadelphia region early Tuesday morning.