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Jared McDonald

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Jared McDonald | Stumped for senior column ideas

As much as I would love to spell out the metaphor I’ve come up with that explains life’s deepest mysteries (hint: it’s awesome), it’s as a long-time editor and reporter at this place that I take up the weighty responsibility of giving everybody a few ideas for senior columns to come.

April 25, 2012

Penn reacts to James Franco choice

Check out reactions to the choice of James Franco as this year’s SPEC Connaissance speaker.

October 20, 2011

Attempted suicide reported at Fresh Grocer garage

Police restrained a woman before she could jump from the garage’s 10th floor roof Sunday night.

September 4, 2011

Water main ruptures at 38th, Woodland

A water main break at 38th Street and Woodland Walk Friday morning disrupted traffic in the area and affected water pressure in many buildings on campus.

February 11, 2011

Federal ruling: Penn Museum must return Alaskan Native artifacts

A federal committee ruled last month that the Penn Museum must return over 40 artifacts to an Alaska Native community in Hoonah, Alaska.

December 2, 2010

Gutmann to review research ethics

Last week, President Barack Obama ordered the Presidential Bioethics Commission, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, to review protections for subjects in federally funded scientific studies.

November 30, 2010

Robbery reported Sunday morning

A second violent crime, in addition to a shootout at 40th and Locust streets that left one carjacking suspect dead and another in custody, occurred early Sunday morning.

November 24, 2010

One dead in 40th St. shoot-out

Multiple shots were fired shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday near 40th and Locust streets, leaving one dead. The man was a suspect in a carjacking near 50th and Arch streets.

November 22, 2010

Jeffrey Perelman files suit against father and brother

Wharton alumnus Jeffrey Perelman filed a lawsuit against his father, School of Medicine trustee Ray Perelman, and brother, University trustee Ron Perelman, alleging that his father improperly invested funds from a pension plan — with which they were involved — in a company Ron controls.

November 10, 2010

Former professor will be resentenced in child porn case

Former professor Scott Ward, who pleaded guilty to five counts related to a child pornography case in 2008, faces resentencing following the decision of a federal appeals court Wednesday.

October 29, 2010

Police conduct ‘critical incident’ drills

In an attempt to coordinate activities in the event of a possible “critical incident” on campus, Penn Police conducted a series of drills with other area law enforcement agencies and University departments on campus Wednesday morning, according to Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Stef Cella.

October 21, 2010

In Senate race, Joe Sestak pulls even in polls

After a long streak of polls showing Democratic senatorial candidate Joe Sestak down by three to 12 percentage points, recent surveys suggest he shouldn’t be counted out quite yet.

October 20, 2010

Gutmann headed to D.C. to talk research

Penn President Amy Gutmann will participate in a roundtable meeting today with Vice President Joe Biden and other university presidents to discuss job creation resulting from stimulus-funded research.

September 21, 2010

Blarney Stone temporarily closed

The Blarney Stone was ordered to close on Monday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The restaurant will reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to owner Kevin Kearney.

September 21, 2010

Obama to deliver 'Back-to-School Speech' in Philadelphia today

President Barack Obama will speak at 1 p.m. today in Philadelphia for his second annual “Back-to-School Speech.”

September 14, 2010

Bill Clinton to appear in West Philadelphia today

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at 52nd and Chestnut streets today at 11 a.m. in support of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato.

September 13, 2010

Alum faces 655-count prescription fraud case

School of Medicine and Wharton alumnus Louis Hampers, charged in a 655-count federal prescription fraud case, faces his first hearing in Richmond, Va., Friday afternoon.

September 10, 2010

PNC, TD Bank robbers still at large

The two suspects in last week’s bank robberies near campus are still at large, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Philadelphia division, which is in charge of the investigations.

September 9, 2010

Second area bank robbed

The PNC Bank branch at 3535 Market St. was robbed at about 12:45 p.m. Friday, according to the Division of Public Safety. This is the second reported bank robbery in the area in three days.

September 3, 2010

Sorority search down to 12

Out of 18 National Panhellenic Conference sororities not already at Penn, 12 submitted packets to the Panhel extension committee and are currently under review.

September 2, 2010

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