Former President Barack Obama urged students and local residents to enact change and vote for Democrats in the upcoming November elections at a campaign rally in Philadelphia.
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It typically costs $160 for U.S. citizens to obtain a passport, but at a Penn event last week, dozens of first generation, low-income students received partially subsidized passports for just $10 each.
Around this time of year, the sight of Penn students dressed in business-casual attire for on-campus recruiting and job interviews is not uncommon. But on Tuesday night, around 30 freshmen came to Perry World House dressed in formal wear for a different reason: dinner with the Philadelphia mayor.
The summer before College senior Lyndsi Burcham began her freshman year at Penn, she was faced with a task familiar to all undergraduates: either to enroll in or to opt out of the Penn Student Insurance Plan.
While some Penn students are visiting home or working in various cities this summer, almost 1,300 undergraduates are currently registered for summer classes on campus.
A Pennsylvania judge has halted the state's new medical marijuana research program. The injunction, announced on May 22, comes just a week after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Penn’s medical school would become one of eight university institutions in Pennsylvania selected to be part of the state's new initiative.
Penn First, the student organization for first-generation, low-income students on campus, held its fifth bi-annual summit this weekend since the group’s creation in the fall of 2015.
When Penn students decide whether or not to participate in Greek life, the cost of dues is often a factor, particularly as the percentage of first-generation, low-income students at Penn continues to grow.
Currently, no student group exists solely for LGBTQ first-generation, low-income students at Penn. Now, however, one student from the Graduate School of Education is trying to change that.
In a change of plans, Penn President Amy Gutmann has confirmed that she will speak at the opening ceremony for the fourth annual 1vyG conference this Saturday. 1vyG is the largest conference for first-generation, low-income students in the world, and will feature 350 attendees, 275 of whom will be staying on Penn's campus for the weekend.
Millions of people attended the victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Every one of them withstood sub-freezing temperatures, wind chills, and congested trains just for a chance to catch a glimpse of their athletic heroes. Reporters from The Daily Pennsylvanian went out to take their portraits, listen to their stories, and learn why Philadelphia is known for having "the greatest fans in the world."
As the search for summer internships has picked up, first-generation, low-income students say that traditional job search avenues at Penn are not tailored to their experiences.
Penn identifies certain "high-need" students every year to ensure that they have adequate meal options over breaks like Thanksgiving, though some have indicated that the way these "high-need" students are identified remains unclear.
While many Penn students visit their families or travel to new places for Thanksgiving every year, some stay on campus for reasons ranging from financial burdens to high workloads. This year, however, students who stayed on campus had a better opportunity to celebrate the holiday than they have in previous years.
All incoming freshmen are required to choose between one of three dining plans that Penn offers — even if their dietary requirements make it inconvenient. For Muslim students, the inability to opt-out of the meal plan means they can only visit one dining hall on campus for meals. This situation is made even more complicated by the fact that several students have noticed lapses in the dining hall's adherence to the rules of halal.
Student groups at Penn regularly invite high-profile speakers to speak on campus. Depending on the honorary guest, the cost of a visit can sometimes reach up to $17,000 and other times be completely free. This multi-step process of obtaining funding can often be lengthy, unpredictable and filled with obstacles.
Against the backdrop of the impending repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the natural disasters that struck Mexico and Puerto Rico, members of Penn's Latinx community are determined to make the events surrounding Latinx Heritage Month this year an opportunity both for celebration and for support.
In one Wharton class, teams of students compete for clicks on BuzzFeed quizzes that they created. Occassionaly, these quizzes go viral.
Students and faculty are fighting to keep Asian-American studies alive. They say administrators aren't helping.
Penn students and faculty have been working for months to ensure the future of the Asian American Studies Program, but they are growing frustrated with what seems to be a lack of commitment from administrators.
While many students engage with art through student performances and publications, one Penn student has a unique connection to art in the city: her mother.