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ROUNDUP: Two Penn grads making moves in NFL, MLB

Near the end of the third quarter in the Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions, a routine punt occurred.

This wouldn't be newsworthy anywhere as the punt returner, Seattle's Tyler Lockett, was tackled after a short gain.

Students call for class cancellation on Twitter after threat

Early Sunday afternoon, Penn sent out an advisory about a possible threat made against an unspecified university in the Philadelphia area. 

While the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives looks into the threat, many people have taken to social media to express emotions ranging from fear to confusion.

Mayor Nutter promises Pope a Wawa hoagie

With Wawa opening a flagship location in center city today, it's perfect timing for the Pope's visit next weekend.

And if Mayor Michael Nutter has his way, Pope Francis just might take a pit-stop at the center city stop.

Nutter said that Wawa will serve the Pope the hoagie of his choice, prompting many on social media to comment on what hoagie he should pick or whether a better Philly locate could have been chosen.

Needless to say, it received both a large and mixed reaction. 

Penn ranks No. 2 on schools with richest alumni

Penn may not be the top party school in the nation. It may have fallen in U.S News and World Report's as well as College Factual's lists of top colleges in the nation. But the University continues to churn out rich alumni at a nearly unparalleled rate.

Penn no longer Playboy's top party school

It's time for Penn's administration and admissions office to wipe their collective brow: Penn is no longer the top party school in the nation.

Playboy released its annual rankings with the top 10 party schools in the nation with Ohio University topping the list.

Penn Law School receives $8.6 million from former Supreme Court Justice's family

Penn Law School has a lot of money rolling in thanks to a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

The family of Owen Roberts, a member of this country's highest court during World War II and a Penn graduate, gifted Penn Law School $8.6 million, which will go towards financial aid.

While at Penn, Roberts was the editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian before attending Penn Law School.

Women's basketball announces matchups with Duke

When Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin announced a trip to Hawaii for the upcoming season, he talked about providing an experience for his players during their four years at Penn.

Now he’s added a meaningful experience a little closer to home.

The Red and Blue announced a home-and-home series with Duke for the next two seasons, beginning with a Nov.

Facts and figures about Harvard's graduating class

The Harvard Crimson conducted a senior survey and produced some interesting statistics about Harvard's Class of 2015.

Here's some bullet points of the most interesting figures from the survey (To check out the whole survey, click here).

  • 74 percent of black students felt marginalized because of their race while they were at Harvard.
  • 3.64 mean reported GPA while 72 percent of those who responded felt that grade inflation wasn't a big problem.
  • 19.5 percent admitted to cheating while recruited athletes were more likely to have said they cheated than the rest of the Class of 2015.
  • 24 percent said they did not have sex while at Harvard.
  • 14.4 percent of women said they had been sexually assaulted.

Do you think these stats would be similar for Penn's Class of 2015? Do you think grade inflation is an issue at Harvard?

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