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New liquor store to open on 43rd and Chestnut streets

A new liquor store is scheduled to open within the next few months in the 43rd and Chestnut streets plaza, University City Review reports.

March 12, 2012

Students to walk out of class Thursday

Students throughout campus will participate in a student walkout March 1 at 1 p.m. organized as part of the National Day of Action for Education, which is sponsored by the Occupy movement.

February 29, 2012

West Philadelphia Catholic High School to remain open

Archbishop Charles Chaput announced on Feb. 24 that with the help of $12 million donated to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the high school, along with three others, will be spared from closure. A portion of the donations will be given to each school.

February 28, 2012

Students to walk out for educational reform

Students from universities throughout Philadelphia are preparing to mobilize as part of a walkout to take place on the National Day of Action for Education, a movement sponsored by the Occupy organization.

February 20, 2012

West Phila. Catholic School closing elicits emotional response

As 49 Catholic high schools and elementary schools are slated for closure throughout the Philadelphia area this year, school administrators are being forced to say goodbye to the schools they are attached to.

February 15, 2012

Parents consider Lea Elementary a Penn Alexander alternative

With approximately 355 students from kindergarten to eighth grade, about half the attending students live outside the catchment zone, Rockar said. The school has “room to grow,” she added.

February 14, 2012

Penn and Drexel work together at expansion

While both Drexel and Penn have big plans for the future, both institutions are working cooperatively — but independently — to develop West Philadelphia.

February 1, 2012

Bill for longer bar hours is under deliberation

The bill, proposed by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, would allow Philly bars to stay open until 3 a.m. — an hour later than the current closing time — and would donate the extra revenue toward the School District of Philadelphia.

January 31, 2012

New bill proposes extending bar hours to 3 a.m.

A new Philadelphia City Council bill, which would allow local bars to remain open until 3 a.m., is being introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. The bill would extend the current closing time by an hour.

January 29, 2012

Residents push University to expand Penn Alexander program

In the past, the school allowed all students living within its catchment zone to enroll. This policy changed in the spring of 2011 when the school announced that it was at maximum capacity.

January 23, 2012

Closed liquor store had no building violations

Amid student surprise at the recent closing of Fine Wine & Good Spirits, details surrounding the building’s closure still remain a mystery.

January 22, 2012

AGREE petition spurs disagreement among residents in Penn Alexander zone

Advocates for Great Elementary Education was founded in the spring of 2011 to protest an enrollment cap at the Penn Alexander School on 42nd and Spruce streets that was put in place due to overcrowding.

January 19, 2012

Local liquor store permanently closes its doors

As news of the store’s closing spread throughout campus, students speculated as to how they would now procure alcohol.

January 16, 2012

Community petitions Gutmann on overcrowding at Penn Alexander

In spring 2011, the school announced that it will no longer automatically accept students within its catchment zone due to overcrowding. At the time, the school district estimated that the school was at 72 percent of its maximum capacity of 815 students.

January 13, 2012

Student-designed robots go head-to-head in Engineering competition

Fifty-seven student-designed robots will go head-to-head in a competition that marks the culmination of a seven-project course.

December 11, 2011

Nursing ball raises funds for HIV/AIDS victims

This past Friday, MNO hosted the fifth-ever Red and White Ball. The annual ball is held to raise money for a charity chosen by the MNO board.

December 4, 2011

Engineering students to compete in startup competition

On Friday, Engineering juniors Pratham Mittal and Archit Budhraja will present “Newsance” — a website they created that aggregates news and social media — to judges in Asia via a virtual submission.

December 1, 2011

Nursing and Engineering tackle gender inequality

While Penn continues to progress toward a more equal community, there are still significant changes to made.

November 29, 2011

Jeffrey Lee remembered for faith, smile

It was Jeffrey Lee’s cheery disposition that those close to him remember most fondly. Tears and laughter filled the Class of 1949 Auditorium of Houston Hall Monday night, where over 300 gathered to celebrate his life.

November 21, 2011

Engineering students get hands-on training

“Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering,” which was piloted in 1999 by Engineering professor David Eckmann, gives students the opportunity to engage in a 10-week preceptorship, where they are paired with practicing clinicians in the field.

November 17, 2011

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