Lyft launched in Philadelphia on Jan 30. Despite the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s ban on UberX and Lyft, the ridesharing services continue to operate successfully in the city and remain popular among Penn students.
Last Thursday, a crowd of over 50 gathered in Cohen Hall to hear South African social justice activist Ndumie Fundaname talk about corrective rape — an act of violence against homosexual victims, whose perpetrators believe that rape will “cure” the victim of their nonconforming sexual orientation.
Today marks the official release of LaunchQuad, a website that gives information about Penn affiliated start-ups. The site, which also lists job openings, currently has 14 member companies and counting.