Last year, I was privileged enough to attend convocation for the incoming class of Penn freshmen as an honorary guest. My role as DP editor-in-chief made me a campus leader, according to the invitation. I sat on the stage, staring at the audience’s faces as distinguished administrators promised that the next four years of their lives would be everything they could hope for. These amazing, bright young students were destined to accomplish great things.
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Under fire from federal prosecutors, embattled Rep. Chaka Fattah has long counted on one consistent source of support: David Cohen, the chairman of the Penn Board of Trustees.
Behind my desk in the windowless office, where I’ve spent an absurd number of hours this year, you can find a cork board littered with business cards of Managing Editors from years gone by. With a swift vote this January, the 131st Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian changed that cork board forever: My title of Managing Editor was eliminated, and I became the DP’s Editor-in-Chief.
More than 90 percent of Penn’s Alpha Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is expected to resign before the semester ends, according to estimates by chapter members.
Penn’s chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Epsilon, plans to officially revoke its charter with the University this week. They will lose all recognition from the University and the AXO national chapter, even though members plan to informally continue their activities off campus as a philanthropic organization.
Alcohol and drugs are on the mind of one Penn administrator every day of the week. The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives helps students navigate the risks and dangers of substance use, and a new director is taking the helm. Noelle Melartin, the new director of AOD, served as associate director from 2010 until March 2015, when she was promoted to her new position. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with Melartin to talk about her office and her new role.
The shouts of Penn students echoed when they interrupted Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting to confront the Board of Trustees Chairman and Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen. But the advocates showed up only to find that Cohen was not in attendance.
Alexsandra Bilotti, a College junior, died early Saturday morning of Ewing’s sarcoma. She turned 22 years old last Wednesday.
On Saturday, stormwater flooded the area of Huntsman Hall on the ground floor by the Walnut Street entrance. By Sunday, the water had been cleaned up, but stains on the carpet remained and that area of the building was closed off.
The power outage that knocked out several Walnut and 40th street stores on Sunday finally ended by 1:30 p.m., when all the stores appeared to be back up and running, but the source of the problem is still a mystery to customers and workers in the area.
An explosion and gunshot scare created a flurry of police activity on 41st Street between Pine and Baltimore streets early Wednesday morning.
For the eighth year in a row, Penn’s Division of Public Safety was ranked the number one university on Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list, an annual security ranking of various corporations and institutions.
The two of them stood still, guns cocked and pointed at one another in a drug store in Philadelphia’s “fighting district.” It was Maureen Rush’s fifth week on the job as a Philadelphia police officer, and she was already in a standoff with a drug addict.
There’s no clear path to finding a home in New York City after graduation. But as the many Penn students who have made their way to the Big Apple every year have discovered, you're bound to find a way that works for you.
Penn is taking steps to prevent the spread of Ebola to the University and to mitigate harm if Ebola arrives in Philadelphia.
The Division of Public Safety is investigating an incident of a Penn Police officer allegedly using excessive force against a woman riding her bicycle on campus.
After a string of student deaths last semester, including three suicides, Penn bolstered its mental health staffing and created a task force to study how to improve campus resources. But just one month into a new school year, there have been two more student suicides, making six since August 2013.
Penn’s mental health task force offered preliminary recommendations to student groups at an Undergraduate Assembly steering committee, which included establishing a helpline staffed by professionals trained by Counseling and Psychological Services as well as standardizing academic leave policies across Penn’s schools.