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Friends and teammates remember 2014 grad

Joseph Grosso, a 2014 Penn graduate and former Quakers linebacker, died Wednesday while lobster diving off the coast of Pompano Beach, Florida.
17 hours ago

Recent grad dies while diving off Florida coast

Recent graduate and former Penn football player Joseph Grosso died while lobster diving Wednesday in Pompano Beach, Florida. He graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences this May, majoring in politics, philosophy and economics.
07/31/14 12:29pm

Rising junior runs the equivalent of six marathons through the desert

Rising junior and Class of 2016 president Jesús Pérez completed a 136-mile run with the nonprofit organization impossible2Possible, which strives to educate and inspire students of all ages through its extreme expeditions. His group ran through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth. Their mission was to educate youth on astronomy and the origin of the universe, with the clear skies of the desert as the perfect backdrop for on-site lessons.
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Rising junior runs the equivalent of six marathons through the desert

Rising junior and Class of 2016 president Jesús Pérez completed a 136-mile run with the nonprofit organization impossible2Possible, which strives to educate and inspire students of all ages through its extreme expeditions. His group ran through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth. Their mission was to educate youth on astronomy and the origin of the universe, with the clear skies of the desert as the perfect backdrop for on-site lessons. 22 hours ago

Drexel University purchase will close community garden

Members of the West Philadelphia and Penn community disapprove of Drexel University's plan to turn the garden located near the intersection of 36th and Warren streets into a parking lot.
07/31/14 1:27pm

Penn professors call Hobby Lobby decision a "setback for women's healthcare"

Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger and Law School professor Theodore Ruger teamed up with Boston University professor George Annas to write an article released in the New England Journal of Medicine. They discuss the controversial five to four Hobby Lobby decision and argue that drugs and devices critical to health should be universally available.
07/30/14 10:53pm

Steam leak in Wistar Institute sends one person to hospital

At approximately 7:52 a.m., Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Penn Police responded to a call for a strong odor and steam coming from the Wistar Institute at 3601 Spruce St. , according to the Division of Public Safety. The steam leak resulted in one person being sent to HUP for evaluation.
07/30/14 8:51pm