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.
Penn students have created a new way to foster interaction among the many diverse groups on campus: PennWorld.
Check out this multimedia timeline on the history of this big Penn tradition
Spencer Stubbs, Nursing senior and co-founder of the Carriage Senior Society, noted the society emphasizes the members of the Lambda Alliance and students who have made an impact by being openly gay leaders on campus
As Mental Wellness Week comes to an end today, the Asian Pacific Student Coalition will collaborate with Counseling and Psychological Services to promote mental health awareness in the Asian community.
Mock, a transgender woman of color and “fierce activist” for transgender rights, gav the keynote speech for QPenn, Penn’s annual weeklong celebration of LGBTQA culture on Sunday night.
For the past three years, Penn students in the LGBT community have reached out to welcome prospective freshmen before they even arrive on campus.
Starting Friday afternoon, Natives at Penn — a student organization representing American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students on campus — hosted the All-Ivy Native Conference, one of the two times of the year when the communities at all Ivy League universities get together.
Amidst political unrest, Penn students are still seeking study abroad programs in the Middle East. Each year, Penn Abroad sends students to countries in the Middle East such as Jordan, Egypt and Israel.
Past, present and future. These are all important issues that will be addressed in this year’s annual UMOJA Week, going on now.
During the 2011-2012 school year, the University released its action plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence. Since then, each of Penn’s twelve schools have drafted their own diversity action plans in line with the University’s.
The Du Bois College House was founded in 1972 after an increased enrollment of African American students due to the civil rights movement. Forty years later, the organization celebrates its anniversary and retains it’s identity as a ‘cultural center.’
Todd Lieberman, a 1995 College graduate, is a Hollywood director whose latest movie, “Warm Bodies,” is a romantic horror comedy.
Since the Perelman School of Medicine eliminated its Office for Diversity and Community Outreach in June 2012, the school has been working to restructure its diversity and inclusion programs.
Wharton has revised its Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence to expand its definition of diversity to different sexual orientations and gender identities.
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.
Two years ago, freshmen and sophomores stood in high school watching the nation decide the fate of U.S. politics. This year, they get to be a part of it. Many first time voters are excited to vote either in their home states or here in Pennsylvania.
“There are a lot of autistic families in the Philadelphia area and it’s hard for them because school ends at 3 and a lot of them have jobs until 5 or 6,” Wharton junior John Lu said.