Students will begin publishing IMPACT, Penn’s premier and student-run social impact magazine, in the fall.
Before University City High School closes its doors, it will impart its last batch of advice on its students this summer. This summer marks the fourth annual Leaders of Change internship program through UCHS.
In the halls of University City High School almost every staff or student greets the Glen Casey by name as he walks after school.
The Penn Israel Sector within Penn Hillel is sponsoring its annual Penn Israel week. The event began on April 14, and will run until April 19, coinciding with the 65th Israeli Independence Day on April 15.
From Penn Muslim Students Association’s Family Fair to Penn Newman’s Stations of the Cross, the Penn Faith Fund has been making ambitious religious events possible since 2010.
CAC’s Relay for Life — held April 5 to 6 — helped the organization break its $75,000 fundraising goal months before the end of their fiscal year in August.
This Saturday about 25 Penn students spent two hours helping clean up a neighborhood in South Philadelphia with Ready, Willing & Able, an organization that helps previously incarcerated and homeless men re-enter the workforce.
This Sunday, running 3.1 miles can provide six days of escape for children affected by cancer.
This week, many moved into the newest Penn dorm — a prayer tent on College Green.
The community awaits white smoke from St. Mary’s church on 39th Street and Locust Walk as campus leaders decide the next chaplain after Chaplain Chaz Howard’s Tuesday resignation.
Students new to Hillel receive an introduction to other branches of their own religion, often for the first time.
For many Jews, it is important to have roommates whom they share customs with. Some Jews keep a kosher kitchen — separating dairy and meat products, among other things — and do not use electronics on Shabbat, which is every Friday night to Saturday night.
Due to financial issues, the dining hall will change from meal swipe to Dining Dollar payment for a la carte items, similar to Houston Hall. On Shabbat and holidays, using a meal swipe plus a surcharge will still be an option. Falk itself will also be undergoing renovations.
Instead of vacationing in Cancun or California over break, some groups of Penn students opted to help drug addicts on the street. Others embarked on various community service trips.
Catholic students react to the election of new Pope Francis I.
Funding from the Making History campaign will ensure that Penn’s community service legacy continues for years to come.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved plans Thursday to close 23 schools in the city at the end of the school year, including University City High School at 36th and Filbert streets.
Besides Sunday and Wednesday services, student members of the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ meet for a “Bible Talk” every Thursday night at seven in Commons’ Starbucks.
Next week, many Penn students are gladly swapping beaches and bikinis for a week of community service.
On Monday, Pope Benedict XVII announced that the eighth World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia in September 2015. While Penn students and Catholic organizations are unsure about the details, they are excited to participate in the event.