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Penn will require all sophomores to live in college housing starting in 2021

(09/26/18 6:07pm)

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. 

Penn students join Philadelphians lining up at Dell Music Center hours before Obama rally

(09/21/18 4:54pm)

By 9 a.m. on Friday, local Philadelphians and die-hard Democrats were lining up outside the Dell Music Center, armed with picnic blankets, Obama paraphernalia, and buckets of snacks. Those first to arrive come from diverse backgrounds, although the prevalence of high school and college students throughout the crowd is hard to miss.

U. officials were told nine times of Kong's suicidal thoughts before her death, lawsuit says

(04/11/18 1:00pm)

The lawsuit filed against Penn by the parents of former Wharton junior Olivia Kong, who died by suicide in April 2016, reveals a new level of information on the alleged extent of University knowledge of Kong's suicidal intentions in the days leading up to her death.

Penn's second-ever 'Campus Conversation' will kick off Mental Wellness Week on April 2

(03/27/18 1:39am)

Penn Wellness — the umbrella coalition of student wellness clubs — will host the second Campus Conversation on April 2 to kick off the Mental Wellness Week 2018. The first Campus Conversation was hosted by Penn's administration last October in response to a string of student deaths, natural disasters, and political instability. 

What Blaze Bernstein left in his West Philadelphia apartment — and how it captures who he was

(02/21/18 6:01am)

In the past two months, Penn has watched as the story surrounding the death of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein unfolded on a national stage. Amid the reports of his death and the consequent arrest of his alleged killer, Sam Woodward, friends of Bernstein have helped each other find ways to mourn the 19-year-old student and honor who he was. 

A month after Blaze’s death, the Bernsteins come to Penn to pack up what he left behind

(02/16/18 7:39pm)

In the weeks following the tragic death of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, his parents, Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper, have emerged as the central figures in the eye of a media firestorm, stoic and loving in their grief. Now, for the first time, the Bernsteins have come to Penn’s campus to mourn with the staff, students, and faculty who knew — and loved — their son.