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.
Check out reactions to the choice of James Franco as this year’s SPEC Connaissance speaker.
Police restrained a woman before she could jump from the garage’s 10th floor roof Sunday night.
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.
A federal committee ruled last month that the Penn Museum must return over 40 artifacts to an Alaska Native community in Hoonah, Alaska.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama will speak at 1 p.m. today in Philadelphia for his second annual “Back-to-School Speech.”
Former President Bill Clinton will appear at 52nd and Chestnut streets today at 11 a.m. in support of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato.
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.
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.
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.
Out of 18 National Panhellenic Conference sororities not already at Penn, 12 submitted packets to the Panhel extension committee and are currently under review.