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After the University announced a new policy that would require sophomores to live on campus, Penn students responded en masse, citing issues concerning lack of cheaper housing options, the potential damage on the West Philadelphia community, and the risk of destroying Greek Life.
The announcement that sophomores will be required to live on campus in fall 2021 is part of a broader University effort to focus on building community in college houses, mirroring structures of other peer institutions, officials say.
Penn announced plans in November 2017 to build New College House West, which is projected to cost a record-breaking $163 million and to open on the high rise field in fall 2021.
The Quad will undergo a renovation as part of the University's plan to overhaul major buildings on campus, Executive Director for Business Services Doug Berger said.
Across the country, college campuses are increasingly becoming testing grounds for new marketing products and services. And Penn is no exception.
This summer, a pop-up athletic clothing store, Lululemon, opened on 37th and Walnut streets where vintage clothing store Raxx Vintage West stood before. The location follows a national trend to introduce pop-up Lululemon stores at universities in an attempt by the company to market its products toward local residents and college students.
Penn students will spend an average of about $1,318 on books and supplies during the 2018-2019 academic year, according to estimates from Penn’s Student Registration and Financial Services Office. That's a 2.9 percent increase from last year.
The official reopening of Houston Market brought several new dining options, while retaining old favorites like the sushi bar. But there was one conspicuous vendor that did not make the cut: salad shop Beefsteak.
After a $15.15 million renovation, Houston Market is re-opening this Tuesday. Changes have been made to the food vendors and seating area, but campus favorites, such as the sushi bowl station and the pasta bar, remain.
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Penn students participated in a nationwide classroom walkout movement in protest of ongoing gun violence, mass shootings, and current gun laws.
Philadelphia’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office has been arresting more undocumented immigrants without criminal convictions than any other place in the country, according to an investigation by Pro Publica and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
World-traveling monk Devamrita Swami visited Penn to share his thoughts on being happy and maintaining environmental sustainability by not focusing on material rewards.
The 17-year-old son of Bon Appetit staff member Troy Harris was shot in February near his home in South Philadelphia, and Penn students have been fundraising to cover his estimated $10,000 in medical expenses. Bon Appetit is the service provider at Penn Hillel, where Harris works.
Students at Brown University voted on a referendum concerning legacy admissions, the Brown Daily Herald reported.
In the wake of the recent mass shootings and school walkouts across the country, national political organizations and Penn’s student groups convened to discuss nonpartisan actions regarding gun violence in the United States.
A Penn professor was joined by a Drexel University professor and a Princeton University professor Monday to discuss campus censorship amid the controversy surrounding free speech on school campuses and the subsequent harm that can stem from unrestrained expressions.
Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle visited Penn to discuss the current state of Israel and its relationship with the United States.
Bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Penn's Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2018 Dan David Prize Laureate.
David Miliband, the head of the International Rescue Committee, explained efforts to alleviate the global refugee crisis on Jan. 31.
Penn Libraries received a grant to preserve Muslim manuscripts and make them more accessible to the students, scholars, and the public.