“There’s a pretty clear distinction between the international foreign kids and the true foreign kids. I can’t imagine how they would feel, coming to a different country for university. I was technically coming back to a place I knew."
“We understand that there may be a feeling that [the Event Observers] are out shutting out all the parties right now,” said Executive Director of the Office of Student Affairs Katie Bonner. “I would like to dispel that myth."
Following student protests over a sexist email sent by off-campus organization OZ in 2016, the University set up a task force, which has just begun to implement a range of policies that have led to a widespread increase in event closures across campus.
“I sat next to sophomores, juniors and seniors and I did the same work as them, I don’t understand why they would get the credit and I wouldn't."
Earlier this month, hackers broke into the system of credit-reporting agency Equifax and stole the private information of up to 143 million people.
2013 Penn Law School graduate Jeremy Peskin has been working with Penn students affected by DACA through his initiative Borderwise.
As of June, 37 of Penn's approximately 200 nonresidential campus buildings include at least one gender-neutral bathroom.
Students held up signs that read "Don't teach us White Supremacy" and "We Know Enough about White History."
Dante Benitez has requested further investigation, pushing back his trial date to Dec. 12. Ivan Loginov has requested to enter a rehabilitation diversion program for first-time offenders.
Students raised examples of police shutting down philanthropy events, birthday parties and small movie nights.
Some Penn professors said they aren't concerned because many graduate programs at Penn have a strong reputation.
For the 2017-18 academic year, SRFS estimated the eating off campus was approximately $750 cheaper than eating on campus.
Five of the fourteen students to have died by suicide since February 2013 at Penn have been graduate students.
“There’s something to say for talking to a student who is the same age as you and maybe who has gone through something similar."
Although the program has seen an “increased interest," many students remain skeptical, and often embarrassed, about having used the service.
On-Campus recruiting started at the beginning of the semester but Career Services said they only received a list of exchange students on Sept. 15.
Skimmerfest, the annual music festival that follows the first home Penn football game, promises free food, T-shirts and a live concert.
"I want to encourage everyone here, whether this affects you directly or not, to show up for others; to show love and compassion because it means the world right now.”
Last year, Penn’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and the Penn Society for International Development were denied funding for charity events.
"A lot of universities put a lot of time and effort into freshmen, onboarding them, getting them acclimated to campus. Juniors and seniors have a lot of attention … sophomores are kind of the class that’s left behind."