Penn's own private-prison divestment campaign, Penn Divest from Displacement (PDD) wrote a 2015 editorial in The Daily Pennsylvanian, calling for the University to divest from two prison companies that the group charged with displacing minorities and other oppressed populations.
This program is not the first of its kind, and similar programs have been successful at universities like Brown, Cornell and Columbia.
Local residents are in a battle with Dartmouth University about the carcasses of lab mice and other experimental materials that were disposed of in the 1960s and 1970s. The property used to be a dumping ground for waste from experiments that traced how radioactive compounds travelled through life systems.
Imagine it’s the bottom of the sixth inning in the rubber match of the Ivy League Championship series, your team is up 3-2 and just three outs separate you from an Ancient Eight crown, an NCAA berth and a chance at glory.
Then, the opposing team drills in five runs, gains control of the lead in punishing fashion and all of that glory slips away.
Penn softball doesn’t have to imagine.
Black student leaders from all the Ivy League universities have come together to form the Black Ivy Coalition to address political issues for blacks.
Most of us were probably standouts in our high school, and now the tables have turned. Or at least, aren’t oriented so much in our favor. But when you’re at or near the top all the time, how much more can you grow?
Given SCUE’s recent academic initiatives, The Daily Pennsylvanian is taking a look at how other schools in the Ivy League are helping shape student academic life.
The Ivy League announced Friday that it has partnered with Internet Protocol television company NeuLion to create the league’s first-ever digital sports network.
Tuesday afternoon, animal rights group Animal ACTivists of Philly rallied at 34th and Walnut streets against the abuse of research animals at Penn and other universities. According to a 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine report, Penn is number one among Ivy League universities in the number and severity of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
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Just two of Penn’s 31 senior administrators and deans are minorities, putting the University ahead of Brown and Yale universities
The University spent nearly $700,000 directly lobbying the federal government in 2012, putting Penn at the top of the Ivy League.
Brown and Columbia Universities both saw increases of about one percent from last year, and applications to Dartmouth University’s early decision program fell by 12.5 percent.
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Saturday, Penn field hockey will face a Princeton squad which has been bolstered by the return of senior Katie Reinprecht, who took last year off to represent Team USA in the Olympics.
To all Ivy League student government leaders out there: stop plotting for tomorrow and start caring for your campus.
Twenty-five students from Georgetown University and all the Ivy League schools except Dartmouth College attended the summit.
Coursera, an online open-learning platform, announced Wednesday that 17 new universities have joined to offer “massively open online courses,” known as MOOCs. These new schools will double the number of Coursera’s partnerships from 16 to 33.
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Gutmann received $1,462,742 in total salary in 2010, a nearly 11 percent increase from her compensation package in 2009.