Penn will require all undergraduate sophomore students to live on campus in college houses starting with the Class of 2024 students, who will arrive on campus in 2020. The implementation will happen after the construction of New College House West, which is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and house around 450 students.
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When Benoit Dubé, 49, first received an email from an international search firm gauging his interest in the role of Penn’s inaugural Chief Wellness Officer, he took one look before sending the note straight to his trash. They send these emails to everyone, he figured, and besides, he was happy right where he was: a longtime professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, with administrative titles that let him pursue his interests in education, wellness, and diversity.
Longtime Penn professor and notable archaeologist Harold L. Dibble died of neuroendocrine cancer at the University of Pennsylvania hospital on June 10.
In the last 24 hours, several women have come forth to accuse Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz of behaving inappropriately. Among them is Carmen Maria Machado, a faculty member and artist-in-residence at Penn.
The University is actively investigating allegations that psychology professor Robert Kurzban had romantic relationships with students whom he directly oversaw, administrators confirmed on Thursday. Kurzban, who was slated to teach a senior honors seminar in psychology in the fall of 2018, has also been removed from the course, said Sharon Thompson-Schill, the chair of the Psychology Department.
Every year, Penn adopts an ever-growing range of methods to welcome newly admitted students and entice them towards picking the University as their home. But this year, the Perelman School of Medicine has outdone itself with a welcome campaign around an unlikely subject: the gallbladder.
A plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17, killing one passenger and injuring seven.
In what is the University's third major administrative announcement this year, Penn has named a new Dean of Dental Medicine. Mark Wolff, a professor and the chair of cariology and comprehensive care at the College of Dentistry at New York University, has been selected to take on the role after a six-month long global search.
Penn is taking a more stringent stance against consensual sexual relations between faculty and students in a significant policy change that will go into effect March 27.
Former Vice President Joe Biden came to campus on Feb. 28 to deliver a lecture to students enrolled in William Lauder's leadership course.
Penn President Amy Gutmann has said that the University's decision to rescind the honorary degrees granted to Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby was "very logical" given the circumstances.
It has been over a month since the 1963 College graduate and former Penn Trustee Stephen Wynn was accused of sexual misconduct, but the fallout from these allegations have continued.
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.
Millions of people attended the victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Every one of them withstood sub-freezing temperatures, wind chills, and congested trains just for a chance to catch a glimpse of their athletic heroes. Reporters from The Daily Pennsylvanian went out to take their portraits, listen to their stories, and learn why Philadelphia is known for having "the greatest fans in the world."
NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and 1967 Penn graduate Andrea Mitchell will give the commencement speech at the 2018 graduation ceremony slated for May this year.
Over 3,300 people have signed a petition calling on President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett to suspend University operations on Thursday in light of the Super Bowl parade being scheduled for 11 a.m.
The City of Philadelphia will host a parade to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles' first ever Super Bowl win on Thursday at 11 a.m., officials announced this morning.
Euphoria spread across the wet streets of Philadelphia last night as the clock on the Super Bowl ran out, and it became clear that the Philadelphia Eagles had beaten the New England Patriots 41-33 in Minnesota. Penn students, staff, and faculty joined thousands of Philadelphians in every corner of the city as they celebrated the team’s first ever Super Bowl win.
The 1959 Wharton graduate and namesake of Huntsman Hall at 37th and Walnut Streets, Jon Huntsman Sr., has died at age 80. The Utah billionaire, who was one of the most generous donors to Penn, died after a battle with prostate cancer, reported The Salt Lake City Tribune.
Nearly a week after reports emerged of a decades-long pattern of alleged sexual misconduct by former Penn Trustee Steve Wynn, the University announced on Thursday that it will revoke Wynn’s honorary degree, which was granted in 2006, remove the name “Wynn Commons” from the common area outside Houston Hall, and remove Wynn’s name from the scholarship fund that he established by donation.