Student Life

09/09/14 1:06am
Although fraternities refrain from using the phrase "dirty rush," they invite freshmen to social events throughout the fall semester. Some say entire pledge classes are chosen before official rush begins.
09/02/14 5:53pm
The Undergraduate Assembly is working to revamp the Penn Transit route to include stops at 30th Street Station and Trader Joe’s.
08/25/14 6:42pm

College senior dies in California

College senior Theodric "Theo" Reed died suddenly on Sunday at his home in California, according to an email sent out earlier today to students who knew him.
08/24/14 9:03pm
Sunday afternoon gave members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities an opportunity to come forward with their ideas about enacting change following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
08/24/14 1:24pm
Penn Masala is the only collegiate a capella group in the movie, and one of just two real-world a cappella groups alongside the famous Pentatonix.
08/20/14 7:10pm

NSO sexual violence session sees changes

Penn is introducing a new format for the sexual violence prevention training during New Student Orientation this year. Here’s a rundown of things you should know about the presentation and sexual violence at Penn.
08/20/14 6:09pm

At cultural centers, minority students find 'a safe space'

A new video by the 5B highlights students' positive experiences at the centers.
08/20/14 5:31pm
Penn’s mental health task force is in the process of synthesizing information and developing recommendations aimed at improving mental health resources on campus, after conducting research and interviews last semester and over the summer.
08/18/14 5:15pm

In wake of Ferguson shooting, students plan town hall meeting

The event will give students a forum for discussion about the death of Michael Brown and police brutality in America.
07/30/14 9:29pm
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.
07/22/14 10:25pm
The University is moving away from its 30 year-old magnetic strip PennCard to a new, contactless technology that will open up more possibilities for PennCard use.
07/16/14 9:04pm
Biking safely involves more than just remembering to wear your helmet. While sharing the roads with motorists and pedestrians, many cyclists are unaware of the traffic laws by which they should be abiding.
07/16/14 8:34pm
While some traveled to Brazil to paint their faces and cheer for their home country’s soccer teams, one Penn student traveled to a part of the country far from the pitch.
07/09/14 5:10pm
A team of Penn students and their colleagues — all under the age of 24 — is nearly finished producing "Driving Not Knowing," a debut feature film and “a love letter to the place and people we grew up with,” according to the group’s Kickstarter fundraising page.
07/08/14 10:10pm
Foundations of Art Design and Digital Culture, a class taught by Design professor David Comberg, recently finished up a summer session project in which each creation had to intervene in a public place.
07/02/14 5:43pm
Throughout their two-week international tour, the Penn Glee Club kept a daily blog of their experiences. Their destinations included Qatar, Tanzania and Dubai.
07/01/14 7:29pm
The Spruce Street Harbor park is a floating attraction featuring a restaurant, a boardwalk, a garden of rainbow hammocks, and free admission.
07/01/14 7:05pm
You’ve got your summer internship and the great experiences that come along with it —  but now it’s time to put that on paper.
06/24/14 10:57pm
Rising College junior and The  Daily Pennsylvanian staff member Suzette Wanninkhof is biking across America with Bike and Build, a program that organizes cross-country trips to benefit affordable housing. Wanninkhof is biking cross country with only her helmet, a sleeping bag, a few sets of clothes, basic toiletries, 32 other 18 to 28-year olds and a mission.Beginning in South Carolina and concluding in California, the group will cover a total of 4,201 miles of backstreets and highways. Along the way, they will stop for 17 days at designated spots to help construct houses. So far, they have traveled over 1,500 miles.
06/24/14 6:16pm
Rising Wharton sophomore Nick Silverio was selected to compete on the 11th season of the hit reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" after auditioning in Philadelphia."The whole process is definitely a TV show," Silverio said of the experience. "It's not just 'So You Think You Can Dance' — it's 'So You Think You Can Smile' and 'So You Think You Can Act.'"