Jay Kislak, the namesake of the Van Pelt Library Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, died on Oct. 3 at age 96.
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President Donald Trump is set to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to speak before the National Electric Contractors Association.
Philadelphia zip codes are among the top millennial hotspots in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Census.
As the national poverty rate decreases in the United States, Philadelphia's poverty rate has stayed stagnant.
For the third year in a row, Penn ranked as No. 8 in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of universities in the United States. Penn shares the position with Duke University, which came in ninth in 2017.
For two years now, U.S. government officials have been puzzling over a collection of health problems affecting more than twenty U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba and in China.
Researchers at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine recently developed a promising new treatment for glioblastoma, the specific type of cancer that led to the death of the U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Aug. 25. Former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, died of the same cancer. The study was published in the Nature Communications journal two days following McCain's death.
Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, scandals at higher education institutions over the past year have led to a series of high-profile resignations.
As Penn opens its doors for another year and a new batch of incoming freshmen, here are some of the biggest stories from last semester.
Ivy League universities are gearing up for this year’s graduation season and, as of late April, all speakers have been formally announced.
A former Penn graduate has resigned from his position as the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. following allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral dissertation that he published as a graduate student at Penn.
The University of Chicago announced it would no longer consider offering a business major, in response to months of backlash from students.
Penn’s Social Planning and Events Committee have announced several significant changes to this year’s annual Spring Fling festival, prompting mixed reactions from students.
Penn professor Jonathan Zimmerman wrote an op-ed arguing that 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds in the United States should be able to vote.
An armed man was shot and killed in a Panera Bread restaurant after a five-hour-long standoff between the suspect and negotiators in just a few feet from Princeton University on March 20.
Penn is highly rated in a ranking of the universities with the largest number of alumni involved in venture capitalism.
The Education Nominating Panel, which includes Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett, selected 27 nominees for the new Philadelphia School Board, many of whom have connections to the University.
A Penn professor wrote an op-ed denouncing gun violence and calling it an epidemic that leads to long-term psychological repercussions for everyone involved.
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed guests at a sold-out event at the Union League of Philadelphia honoring him with the Lincoln Award.
Penn ranked No. 7 in a list for institutional fundraising in the United States, beating out peer institutions Columbia University and Yale University.