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Graduate School of Education student Kristina Krull, 25, died in her home

(07/30/18 2:28am)

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.

Professor Kurzban resigned after allegations of inappropriate relationships with students

(07/23/18 3:07am)

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. 

Penn unveils new findings on history with slavery: over 75 former trustees owned slaves

(06/29/18 9:07pm)

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. 

At Penn's 262nd Commencement, speakers emphasize importance of unity and engagement

(05/15/18 12:40am)

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.