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.
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.
Stop by the Ben & Jerry's on 40th Street any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 30, and your ice cream will go toward breaking the cycle of poverty.
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.
Allocating $197 million toward undergraduate financial aid, the recently enacted budget — which took effect July 1 and will terminate with the fiscal year on June 30, 2015 — saw a 4.5 percent increase in undergraduate financial aid.
Yousafzai will receive the award during the 26th annual Liberty Medal ceremony, which will be held on October 21 at the National Constitution Center in Old City.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Penn police and Philadelphia Police responded to a water main break near 37th and Chestnut Streets. Chestnut Street was closed between 36th Street and 38th Street for repairs.
Board Chair David L. Cohen recognized the detrimental health effects of tobacco, but said that it does not constitute a “moral evil.” According to Penn’s divestment policy, areas being considered for divestment must qualify as “a moral evil implicating a core University value that is creating a substantial social injury.” Cohen also stressed that the Trustees are obligated to the growth and protection of the University’s endowment.
Rising Wharton sophomore Nick Silverio was selected to compete on the 11th season of the hit reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" after auditioning in Philadelphia.
"The whole process is definitely a TV show," Silverio said of the experience. "It's not just 'So You Think You Can Dance' — it's 'So You Think You Can Smile' and 'So You Think You Can Act.'"
No trustees brought forward a resolution for tobacco divestment at Friday's meeting, despite massive support from Penn faculty and the University Council. Board members discussed alternative methods through which the University can voice its concerns over tobacco.
Despite speculation of a bid for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton gave attendees no inclination of her political plans. Buttons emblazoned with slogans like "Hillary 2016" and "Madame President" were spattered throughout the crowd.
Obama stepped in at the request of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, ordering a presidential emergency board to help negotiate an agreement between SEPTA and the two unions representing its locomotive engineers and electrical workers.
Organized by faculty and funded by the two sponsoring schools, the retreat allowed 26 registered participants from 14 departments to focus uninterruptedly on their own writing. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. last week, participants gathered in the Rooftop Lounge of Harnwell College House where they spent each day writing with an hour break for lunch and socialization.
Starting this year, seniors can apply for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which will provide up to three recipients with up to $150,000 to devise and implement a local, national or global engagement project during the year following their graduation from Penn.
The Department of Justice charged Johnson with eleven total counts of theft and fraud, alleging that he “embezzled, stole and obtained by fraud” property from the United States Department of Defense.
On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, rendering Pennsylvania the nineteenth state to embrace legalization. The decision followed a court case in which two Penn Law lecturers served as plaintiffs.
Adventurous is one way to describe Zachary Woods. He and his brother Matthew “always like to do the crazy things,” recalled his younger sister Callie Woods.
Jodie Foster and John McCain both think you have a lot of potential.
Under the Student Activities Councils' plan, the moratorium may partially lift after their first General Body Meeting of the fall semester, which typically falls in October.