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U. will enlist expert to investigate African American burial ground found under Penn property

(04/19/18 2:32am)

Earlier this year, a historical African American burial ground from the 1800s was discovered under Penn property in West Philadelphia. Now experts are saying human remains are likely still beneath the lot, and Penn officials say they are in the process of hiring an outside expert to advise in the appropriate next steps for the University to take.

Penn's Makuu Cultural Center joined other Philadelphians in celebrating Kwanzaa this year

(01/15/18 4:01am)

Throughout the month of December, Penn students and Philadelphia residents alike celebrated the 51st anniversary of Kwanzaa. From an elaborate light display along the Schuylkill River to a pre-finals celebration in Houston Hall, the cultural holiday was celebrated in a variety of ways.  

Penn freshmen discuss how selective their residential programs are — and whether it makes a difference

(11/26/17 11:01pm)

The admissions process has begun, and Penn has already started preparations to welcome the Class of 2022. When these incoming freshmen complete their housing applications, many will apply to join one of 18 residential programs, often to find like-minded new friends or to secure a spot in their dormitory of choice. But not all applicants will be accepted.