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Jill Castellano


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Woman sues Penn, driver over 38th and Spruce crash

The driver of a car involved in an accident at 38th and Spruce streets that injured three Penn students is suing the University and another driver for negligence.

April 23, 2014

Crime Log: April 11 - April 17

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between April 11, 2014 and April 17, 2014.

April 23, 2014

Prosecutor's office releases motive, details in Tuesday morning homicide

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office said Thursday that the homicide outside Copabanana early Tuesday morning may have been motivated by a remark the victim allegedly made about the suspect's girlfriend.

April 17, 2014

Suspect in Copabanana shooting charged with murder

Gaynor was also charged with aggravated assault, altering identification marks on a firearm and other charges. 

April 15, 2014

Division of Public Safety explains response to shooting at 40th and Spruce streets

After Tuesday morning’s shooting near 40th and Spruce streets, administrators described their efforts to keep students safe around the time of the incident.

April 15, 2014

Twenty-two students taken to the hospital for excessive Flinging

In addition to these students, 10 other individuals were treated for alcohol-related problems.

April 14, 2014

Liquor police issue 35 citations this Fling

The citations followed a request by the Division of Public Safety for the presence of the BLCE around campus over the weekend.

April 13, 2014

Crime Log: March 28–April 3

There was one incident of retail theft, one of bike theft and two thefts from building last week.

April 8, 2014

March sees 'record-breaking' crime statistics compared to last year

This March saw record-breaking increases in certain types of crime, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.

A total of 71 property crimes were committed this March, compared to 44 property crimes in March 2013 — an increase of 61 percent.

April 8, 2014

Students rally against domestic and sexual violence

Over a hundred students marched beside one another last night at Penn’s annual event Take Back the Night, a peaceful protest to speak out against domestic and sexual violence.

April 3, 2014

Joke Issue: Spring Fling concert moving indoors amid security concerns

Due to security concerns, David Guetta will be performing the Spring Fling concert in Irvine Auditorium. Students who purchased floor tickets after winning them in last week’s lottery will be refunded, and a new lottery will open Tuesday to distribute tickets for seats in Irvine.

March 30, 2014

CAPS staff increased unrelated to suicides, admins say

Following the fifth student suicide in 12 months, the University announced the creation of new permanent clinical positions at Counseling and Psychological Services for this fall — a move administrators say likely would have occurred without the student deaths.

March 25, 2014

DPS educating party-goers, especially on weekends like Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend is a time of lively celebration around campus. From a police officer’s perspective, however, days like these mean more work.

March 18, 2014

Penn responds to police violence claim

Penn filed a response on Wednesday to a Philadelphia cab driver’s federal lawsuit in which he alleges that four Penn Police officers physically assaulted him.

March 16, 2014

Penn researcher arrested for burglary

Frank Stefano, a researcher in the biochemistry department of the School of Dental Medicine, was released from jail on March 6 after his $375,000 bail was posted.

March 11, 2014

Crime Log: Feb. 22 to Feb. 28

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28

March 5, 2014

Behind the glass, a contested history

After years of negotiation, hundreds of pages of documents and a federal review panel in a fight for ownership of Native American cultural artifacts, at least two of them are now part of the new Native American Voices exhibit.

March 2, 2014

Penn Reading Project to take student advice

With the click of a button, you could round up dozens of speakers, events, and activities at Penn that span an entire academic year. 

February 27, 2014

New Nursing dean a Penn alum

Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing Antonia Villarruel will be the next dean of Penn's School of Nursing.

February 27, 2014

Antonia Villarruel will be next Nursing School dean

The appointment concludes the first of four ongoing dean searches for Penn schools.

February 27, 2014

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