Philadelphia

03/31/17 4:06pm
Yesterday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art broke ground for its new expansion project. The renovation, called the Core Project, is a $196 million endeavor which will be the museum’s most extensive renovation yet.
03/30/17 12:12am
Three Penn alumni are currently members of the Philadelphia City Council. Here’s a brief introduction to each one of them.
03/29/17 11:22pm
Director of Business and Hospitality Services Pam Lampitt says Penn, like Temple, is now paying significantly more for the sweetened drinks available at dining halls. But Lampitt said the prospect of a raise in costs for students was never mentioned.
03/29/17 4:22pm
The teen, whose name has not been released, was shot in the hip according to NBC. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and is listed as being in critical condition, according to police.
03/29/17 3:58pm
Lyman Whitaker, the featured sculptor, has been sculpting for more 40 years and has been creating “Wind Sculptures” since the 1980s.
03/29/17 11:03am
In a three to one vote, SRC board members passed over Penn, along with Temple, Drexel, and New York University, in favor of the Relay Graduate School of Education—an institution not accredited to award master’s degrees in Pennsylvania.
03/26/17 11:41pm
The policy states that schools should adopt gender neutral language as the norm in all documents and written correspondence with students, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. It calls for the reduction, if not elimination, of the practice of “segregating students by gender” in classes.
03/23/17 1:09pm

Philadelphia ranks near bottom of happy cities list

Of the top 10 happiest cities, eight were from California, with Fremont claiming the top spot. Sioux Falls, S.D. was ranked No. 5 and Washington, D.C. was ranked No. 10.
03/20/17 8:30pm
The day was devoted to Hart in an effort to show gratitude for the generous donations he made to Philadelphia schools in 2013 during a time when the Philadelphia School District was undergoing drastic budget cuts.
03/19/17 7:51pm
“We realized there was synergy between Mural Arts and our exhibit,” ICA Director of Public Engagement Maori Karmael Holmes said. “Since 2017 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Wall of Respect, we discovered a wonderful confluence.”
03/17/17 4:48pm
Under the new contract, prospective teachers will enter a two-year program. The student teachers will be assigned to work with a current Philadelphia educator in the first year before operating their own classroom the second year.
03/16/17 7:38pm
“I have found that when I go to other houses they always seem to be a bit quieter ... I feel like we are rare in that we are always together, we learn each others’ quirks and cohabitate very well together.”
03/16/17 6:46pm
Neighborhood Bike Works is a West Philadelphia nonprofit that aims to empower youth through cycling initiatives and programming, and all the profits accrued from their bike shop go directly back into the youth programming.
03/15/17 9:29pm
The project's philosophy is simple: recognizing those experiencing homelessness as people first, and their condition of being homeless second.
03/13/17 9:02pm
Most of the conference was a question-and-answer session on how Casey plans to fight the Republican Congress members' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
03/01/17 10:41pm
The city’s “hottest” housing market is just blocks from Penn’s campus — and reasons for this market heat-up may have much to do with Penn itself.
03/01/17 2:44pm
The draft will take place outdoors for the first time, in a huge outdoor theater built for the event in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 
02/28/17 6:27pm
The A Book a Day project is one part of Penn Libraries’ greater Community Outreach Program, which have expanded recently. Over the past two years, the program established a Community Outreach Librarian, made collaborations with local nonprofits and increased the number of students it serves from 500 to nearly 6,000.
02/20/17 6:10pm

On President's Day weekend, Philadelphia residents join nationwide anti-Trump protests

Other marches in Philadelphia took place on Monday. Roughly 100 people gathered at Thomas Paine Plaza, and, after a series of speeches, marched through the city toward Independence Mall.
02/19/17 8:26pm
In addition to hosting the tournament, the organization's members work with Science Olympiad teams at local schools. They tutor students every week as the teams prepare for upcoming tournaments.