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Penn successfully reaccredited for the next decade

Penn graduates can hang their degrees with pride for another ten years, thanks to the University’s reaccreditation earlier this summer.

On June 26, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the University’s accreditation after a rigorous process rooting back to October 2012.


Steam leak in Wistar Institute sends one person to hospital

At approximately 7:52 a.m., Philadelphia Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Penn Police responded to a call for a strong odor and steam coming from the Wistar Institute at 3601 Spruce St. , according to the Division of Public Safety. The steam leak resulted in one person being sent to HUP for evaluation.


Alum's $10 million gift will launch new Kleinman Center for energy policy

Scott Kleinman, a 1994 College and Wharton graduate, donated $10 million to create the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Launching this fall, the center will serve as a forum to unite researchers and stakeholders, facilitating the creation of real energy policy. It will also host visiting speakers, conferences and interdisciplinary classes.



Interim director appointed to Office of Student Conduct

Beginning her interim term on June 16, Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiative Director Julie Lyzinski Nettleton will serve until Michele Goldfarb’s permanent replacement is appointed. She will continue to lead the AOD — where she has worked since 2005 — while serving as interim director.





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