A judge sentenced former Penn honorary degree holder Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison Tuesday, in the second day of Cosby's sentencing hearing. Cosby, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, had his honorary degree from Penn revoked this March.
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Penn has launched a new pilot program to provide free transport to students suffering from medical emergencies. For now, it will consist of one sports utility vehicle manned by a Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic lieutenant and an emergency medical technician.
Penn may soon have a centralized office responsible for handling sexual misconduct complaints across the University.
For Penn students residing in Hamilton Court, the start of the school year was accompanied by a four-day period without hot water and ongoing maintainance issues.
The 21-year-old man charged with killing former Penn sophomore Blaze Bernstein was sexually "confused," his lawyer said on Wednesday.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department has added a hate crime charge to the allegations against the man accused of murdering former Penn sophomore Blaze Bernstein.
Graduate student Kristina Krull, who was pursuing a master's degree in education, died at her home in New Hampshire. Krull had been a fellow in the Penn Graduate School of Education's Boarding School Teaching Residency program and a teaching fellow at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.
Former Psychology Professor Robert Kurzban has resigned from Penn as of early this month, according to an email from Psychology department chair Sharon Thompson-Schill. This came two months after allegations first emerged that Kurzban had multiple inappropriate relationships with students he had been directly overseeing, violating University policy.
The Penn Newman Center, the pastoral center for Penn’s Catholic ministry, is moving to a different location for the first time since 1970.
Penn has announced a range of significant findings into the University's history with slavery. In a statement dated June 28, the University wrote that 75 of Penn's former trustees were slave owners, including Penn’s first Provost, William Smith. The University also paid a Penn professor for work done by an enslaved man whom he owned, and sent faculty members to raise money from slave-owning families.
Penn social work doctoral candidate Vance Patrick died while on extended leave. He was a practicing social worker in New Jersey, according to an emailed statement from Vice Provost for University Life spokesperson Monica Yant Kinney.
The United States State Department is sending several government officials to Penn for testing after they suffered mysterious neurological symptoms at their posts in China, according to the New York Times.
Five days after a note criticizing a shortage in women's restrooms in the David Rittenhouse Laboratories was spotted on the door of a men's restroom, the School of Arts and Sciences administrators found a temporary solution.
Signs designating a second-floor David Rittenhouse Laboratories men's restroom as a women's restroom were torn down a few hours after they were put up on June 4, according to Schools of Arts and Sciences Vice Dean for Finance and Administration Matthew Lane.
2017 College graduate Madison Pedrotty died in a fatal crash on May 31 in Tennessee. According to local Channel 11 News, Pedrotty was a passenger in a car that hydroplaned, hitting a tractor-trailer head on.
A flyer criticizing the limited availability of restrooms for women, trans and nonbinary individuals was recently posted in David Rittenhouse Laboratories. The flyer, which was spotted on May 31, was taped to the door of a second-floor male restroom in the building.
As a growing list of research universities enter into an agreement to help Facebook develop new technologies, Penn remains absent from the list.
Early on May 14, graduates in black gowns, colored hoods, and caps filed down Locust Walk to attend Penn’s 262nd Commencement ceremony at Franklin Field. Speakers from a range of fields talked about the importance of unity, engagement, and facts to a stadium packed full of family and friends.
Penn psychology professor Robert Kurzban has stepped down from his role as the president of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, according to a recent email from the former HBES president Elizabeth Cashdan to members of the society.
Penn will institute the position of a chief wellness officer, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced in an email to all Penn undergraduate students on April 24.