Abby Shaffer talks about her experiences at UPenn and her plans after college during an interview with the DP's Recruiter's Row.
Around 70 students and community members joined a rally on Penn's campus in support of resident advisors and graduate assistants’ efforts to unionize.
The rally comes after the University argued that RAs and GAs are “not employees” in response to their recent filing for official union recognition. Penn instead classified the group as student leaders with an “educational relationship” to Penn since they are not on the payroll.
The rally, which was organized by United RAs at Penn, was held on Friday and featured guest speakers such as Philadelphia mayoral candidate and 1993 College graduate Helen Gym.
Read more: https://www.thedp.com/article/2023/04/penn-residential-advisors-hold-rally-helen-gym
Penn announced regular decision admission results for the Class of 2027 after receiving a record number of applications.
More than 59,000 students applied to Penn this cycle, the largest first-year applicant pool in Penn's history, and over 4,500 more applications than the Class of 2026 and over 3,000 more than the Class of 2025.
Read more: https://www.thedp.com/article/2023/03/penn-regular-decision-admissions-results-class-of-2027
Desk editor Matteo Busterna shows how a DP article gets written, edited, and published.
UPenn Class of 2027 early decision results have been released! According to the announcement, over 8,000 students applied to Penn through the Early Decision Program this year — an increase from last year’s 7,795 applicants and the largest early decision applicant pool in its history. Penn did not disclose the acceptance rate, continuing its decision to withhold detailed admissions results. Last year, 15.6% of early decision applicants were admitted to the Class of 2026, but the University opted not to release the acceptance rate for regular decision applicants.
Read more: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/12/penn-early-decision-results-class-of-2027
Tomorrow, Americans across the country will cast their ballots in November’s midterm elections. Across the nation, many eyes are turned to Pennsylvania, a key state that may determine which party will wield political power for the foreseeable future. And it could all come down to this district in Philadelphia.
Read more about the midterm election: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/11/pennsylvania-midterms-rights-election-abortion-senate-governor
And more on the importance of University City in this midterm: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/10/penn-students-can-and-should-swing-the-state
0:50 The Stakes
1:23 New Young Voters in University City
2:56 People Are Capitalizing Off This Energy
Anyone who has walked by College Green in the past two weeks has likely noticed Fossil Free Penn’s colorful tents and banners strung up on trees. Between classes, students involved with FFP said that they have spent upwards of 12 hours at the encampment each day, with many sleeping in tents during the night.
Read more about the encampment: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/09/inside-fossil-free-penn-encampment-two-weeks
More about their protest during Penn Football's homecoming game: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/10/protest-homecoming-football-game-fossil-free-penn-franklin-field
And more on them ending the encampment: https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/10/encampment-removed-fossil-free-penn-protest-arrests
Take a look at how Penn students celebrated Holi at College Green on Friday, April 1. They not only participated in the beautiful tradition of throwing brightly colored powders but also enjoyed wonderful performances by several performing art groups. Happy Holi everyone!
On Jan. 29, Penn students enjoyed a snow day outside of Lauder College House
Penn Class of 2026 ED Acceptance Reactions! The University of Pennsylvania accepted 15.6% of its early decision applicants this year. Check out how these new Quakers reacted to their acceptances!
On Friday, Nov. 5, students attended the Ban the Burn festival, a student-organized fundraiser to raise awareness against a trash incinerator that is releasing harmful pollutants just outside of Philadelphia.
On Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10, students reported thick smoke on and around various parts of campus from a fire that started in a junkyard south of campus.
In this episode of “Word on the Walk,” Academics and Faculty Beat reporter Delaney Parks heads out on Locust Walk to ask Penn students what they think about the University’s eighth president, who was nominated this July by President Joe Biden to serve as the United States ambassador to Germany.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the senior class celebrated an in-person Hey Day, which was originally scheduled for spring 2021.
From 1 to 3 p.m. every day from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, Penn students staged a sit-in outside the Psi Upsilon chapter house to demand action from the University and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life after an alleged assault by a fraternity brother against a student in early September.
Senior sports reporter Joey Piatt heads out on Locust Walk to remind students to support Penn football. Their Ivy League opener against Dartmouth at Franklin Field is this Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.
Twenty years ago today, four former Daily Pennsylvanian editors reported on one of the biggest stories of their lives. Now, they return to share their experiences with current reporters, students, and the Penn community.
Philadelphia County was under tornado warning on Wednesday evening, as high winds and heavy rains hit the region.
Video contributed by Allan Zhang.