Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper, parents of former Penn student Blaze Bernstein, came to campus on Monday evening for the second time since the death of their son.
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Penn Law professor Amy Wax, notorious for making controversial comments that have attracted national attention, has weighed in on the sexual misconduct allegations levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Penn's Physics and Astronomy Department now lists gender pronouns on its website for some of its student, faculty, and staff members in an effort to combat stigma, encourage respectful communication, and promote the department's inclusivity.
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.
After more than a year and a half of student- and faculty-led advocacy, Penn has hired Rupa Pillai, a scholar of anthropology and Asian American studies, as the newest, full-time lecturer in the University's Asian American Studies program.
Less than two years after a Penn spokesperson denied any direct involvement between Penn and the slave trade, Penn President Amy Gutmann penned a statement to the community this summer formally acknowledging that 75 of Penn's former trustees, including the University's first Provost William Penn, were slave owners.
A California high school senior's commencement speech abruptly ended after the school’s administrators cut her microphone right before she began to speak about sexual assault.
Jamie-Lee Josselyn, who was the pre-major academic advisor of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, will be dedicating her participation in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 6 to the Penn student, who died in a homicide in January.
English professor and longtime standing faculty member of the Asian American Studies program Josephine Park will be taking over as the program’s interim director for the next academic year. Students and faculty members, however, still say they fear for the future of the program.
Asian American Studies program leaders say there is no ongoing search for a director of Penn's ASAM program — which has been operating without a director since Grace Kao's departure in January 2017 — despite indications from the University administration otherwise.
As the debate around Penn Law professor Amy Wax continues to grow, pundits are calling her comments and her experience emblematic for what they see as larger, endemic issues within higher education. In the past weekend alone, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement has weighed in on Wax's comments, prompting a fiery response from a notable critic of the BLM movement.
Penn Law School Dean Ted Ruger announced last week that Penn Law professor Amy Wax would be barred from teaching a mandatory first-year course. While students and alumni largely expressed gratitude for this action, many say that more needs to be done for diversity initiatives at the school.
An online petition has called on Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger to take action against Professor Amy Wax for making derogatory comments about black students in a video lecture that has surfaced in recent weeks.
The intense storm that took over Philadelphia and the Northeast region left students leaving for spring break with disrupted trip plans and flight delays.
Students discussed anti-Asian discrimination at an event Wednesday night, following an incident at a local Taco Bell where an employee described a Penn student using a racial slur.
Hundreds gathered to honor the life of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein at a public memorial in Orange County, Calif. on Sunday.
Two Penn professors signed a letter openly denouncing victim-centered approaches to university sexual assault and harassment investigations.
As the snow from the weekend melted away this Sunday afternoon, friends and family of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein gathered at the Kelly Writers House to share food and memories of the Penn student, who died early this year.
First-generation, low-income students from colleges around the country attended the 1vyG conference hosted on Penn’s campus this past Saturday.
All along the parade route, Eagles fans have been filling the streets and sidewalks since the early hours of Thursday morning, waiting for what will be an important day in Philadelphia history.