Despite initial outrage, Penn students seem to be yielding to the changes in Huntsman Hall's opening hours. Last week, a planned sit-in to protest the decision passed without making a splash, ending after just 15 minutes. Twenty-nine years ago, however, when Wharton administrators tried to limit the hours of another popular study spot, Penn students took on a stronger fighting stance.
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Cameron Avant Driver, a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Policy & Practice, died Tuesday night, according to an email sent to the SP2 community from Dean John Jackson and Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
Penn's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has selected Jazmyn Pulley as its new director after a months-long search process involving Greek life student leaders, the Vice Provost’s office, the director of Sexual Violence Prevention, and the Office of Public Safety.
Penn’s campus always appears to be buzzing with construction, and many more new buildings are already underway. From the time the new freshman class steps on campus for the first time as students this fall through the end of their senior year in 2022, the campus is bound to look very different. Here are some of the ongoing projects that the new freshmen can expect to see by the time of their graduation.
College junior Michael Krone and College sophomore Jordan Andrews will serve as the new president and vice president of the Undergraduate Assembly, respectively, the Nominations and Elections Committee announced Thursday evening.
Penn broke another record this year with its lowest-ever overall acceptance rate of 8.39 percent.
Penn announced that normal University operations will reopen Thursday morning at 10 a.m. following the suspension of normal operations Wednesday due to the fourth Nor'easter of the month.
As Penn's campus joins the City of Philadelphia in shutting down operations on Wednesday, the Faculty Senate has, too, announced that all scheduled events for Wednesday's teach-in would be canceled or postponed in light of the fourth Nor'easter to hit this month.
A first-year Ph.D student at Penn Medicine was described with a racialized slur at a local Taco Bell restaurant on Friday night.
In a dramatic turn of events, the graduate students who spent the last two years campaigning for a union, have withdrawn their petition to represent Penn's graduate and professional students who serve as teaching and research assistants.
Members of the Senate failed to advance any immigration laws on Feb. 15, leaving the fate of various United States immigrants in an ongoing state of limbo. News of the vote came in as hundreds of attendees sat in Irvine Auditorium, listening to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush discuss immigration policy with Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Lawrence S. Bacow, a longtime leader in American higher education, will be Harvard University's 29th president, according to an announcement Sunday. He will replace the university’s first female president, Drew Gilpin Faust, who will be stepping down after 11 years, effective July 1, 2018.
A first-year Penn Law School student died suddenly on Jan. 16 in his residence at Sansom Place East, according to an email sent to the Penn Law community from Penn Law Dean Theodore Ruger and Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
Penn has suspended normal University operations, effective starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, due to “inclement weather.”
College freshman William Steinberg, 18, was among 10 American tourists who died in a fatal plane crash on Dec. 31. Steinberg, who was traveling in Costa Rica with his family, died when his plane, which was traveling from the resort town of Punta Islita on the Pacific coast, crashed into a mountainous region.
Few changes in federal policy this year have impacted the Penn community as deeply as immigration legislation, one of President Donald Trump's major executive victories so far.
A Boston U. professor was found responsible for directing 'sex-based slurs' to a former Penn professor
A prominent scholar and professor of geology at Boston University, David R. Marchant, has been found responsible for harassing a former Penn assistant professor years ago during a research trip to Antarctica.
More than a year after its grand opening, New College House has not received its own unique name despite earlier indications that it would be renamed.
New College House West, which will be built over the high rise field, is the latest of three major projects that Penn has undertaken in the past four years to expand on-campus housing. Some administrators have said that the main reason for building New College House West is an apparent need for more on-campus housing, though student accounts and data on student housing seem to contradict this.
Students worry that a new dorm on high rise field will take away one of Penn's remaining green spaces
The Board of Trustees announced Thursday that plans for a new residential building on the west end of campus have been approved. But since the announcement of what Penn President Amy Gutmann has called “a signature moment to improve student life at Penn,” some students have expressed concerns that the establishment of the new residential building will demolish the few green spaces left on campus.