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.
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Penn is not taking part in the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative to promote green and sustainable buildings in West Philadelphia, an effort launched in October 2017 involving the City of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and SEPTA.
New College House has been recognized by Penn students for its innovative design and desirable features, like in-room TVs and air conditioning. However, it has also received praise on a citywide and national level for its commitment to sustainable and ethical practices.
The oldest African American cemetery in West Philadelphia could be lying beneath a Penn parking lot and the remnants of a former car wash near 41st and Chestnut streets. Now, a Philadelphia business wants to turn the site into a new apartment building.
Amazon named the city of Philadelphia as one of the 20 finalists left in the quest for the perfect location to host the tech company's second headquarters.
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.
Former Vice President and Penn professor Joe Biden published an essay criticizing the Trump administration for its inaction against Russian interference in American politics, calling on Congress and American citizens to “protect Western democracy.”
Hundreds of students, faculty and Philadelphia residents gathered at Irvine Auditorium on Nov. 1 to attend the annual Higginbotham Memorial Lecture featuring writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Across the country, tuition rates are rising for private and public colleges at a rate under 2 percent, according to a report published by the College Board this week. At Penn, the increase in the 2017-2018 tuition rate was nearly twice that at 3.9 percent.
Penn freshmen discuss how selective their residential programs are — and whether it makes a difference
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.
Penn students concerned about human rights are working one-on-one with refugees in a new club.