Amazon and Penn cannot strike a negligence suit filed against them for the death of an undergraduate Nursing student, a Pennsylvania state judge ruled last week.
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What would happen if the entire Penn Police Department’s security communication system went dark due to a simple power outage or a natural disaster? Naturally, the Division of Public Safety has a backup site just in case.
Penn’s Sexual Violence Investigative Officer Christopher Mallios will be leaving his post at the University less than one year after his appointment. On Nov. 3, Mallios was elected as one of 12 judges to sit on Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, becoming only the second openly gay judge to serve.
Last Thursday, College freshman Natalie Breuel’s hands shook as she walked onto the stage at a black tie charity gala for the anti-gun violence Brady Campaign. Looking into the audience at the Brady Center’s “Bear Awards” guests, she saw the faces of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, actor Paul Rudd and singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson among many others. She spoke about her own efforts to combat gun violence on Penn’s campus before introducing Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign.
The Penn Police patrol zone has just gone underground. Penn Police can now access live security camera feeds from subway stations around campus through a partnership with SEPTA.
Imagine driving toward campus when you get in a car accident in an unfamiliar location in the city. Penn Police has an app for that.
A former Penn Medicine employee is suing the University for unlawful termination in what the University claims was a bogus age discrimination complaint.
At 2 p.m. on Oct. 5, College freshman Natalie Breuel felt forced to choose between her education and her safety. Having missed her 2 p.m. class that day out of fear of getting shot during the hysteria over the online threat against an unnamed Philadelphia school, Breuel is now advocating for change.
A new contactless PennCard swipe system has been installed by the Division of Public Safety in major buildings on campus, and the futuristic tap-security setup is streamlining entrances and advancing safety at Penn.
Crimes against property are down 28 percent in 2015 compared to last year, according to the Division of Public Safety.
Penn Anti-Violence Educators held their first large workshop of the year for Panhellenic sorority members on Friday at the Shotel Dubin Auditorium in Hillel’s Steinhardt Hall. The PAVE program is a new peer education student group where students facilitate workshops and presentations to educate other students on how to be active bystanders in ending sexual and relationship violence on campus.
Former Penn Medicine cancer researcher was sentenced to prison on Tuesday for stealing funds from a federally-funded research program at the University.
Anna Bedrosian is like any junior in the College living in the on-campus Harrison College House — except that she lives with two boys. Bedrosian signed up to live in gender neutral housing with a platonic male friend, and found that living with two boys wasn’t all that different from living with her previous all-female Penn roommates in Harrison and Hill College Houses. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down for a Q&A with Bedrosian about what it's like to live in gender neutral housing.
With a new app, students can now text anonymous tips to Penn Police.
Penn’s recent release of results from a sexual assault climate survey conducted by the Association of American Universities has sparked increased discussion on sexual assault across campus. In 2013, The Daily Pennsylvanian conducted a similar poll on the student body — and it appears that not much has changed.
When Pope Francis comes to town, transportation around campus will be limited almost exclusively to emergency vehicles since Penn is surrounded by some of the best hospitals in Philadelphia. Whether you want to see the pope or get as far away as possible, here’s how to navigate Philadelphia this weekend.
Ommett Levine vigilantly watches an array of live camera feeds in front of him — toggling, panning and zooming between 41st and 36th, Locust Walk and Walnut streets. At 37th and Locust, Levine catches sight of an AlliedBarton officer collapsing to the ground in a seizure. Levine immediately alerts the Medical Emergency Response Team, which sends responders to her side and gives her the help she needs.
Students aren’t the only ones thinking hard about how to manage their stress. The Division of Public Safety is introducing a new mental health-based training program for all of its employees, including Penn Police and PennComm dispatchers.
Though students are excited to have a day off for the pope’s visit on Sept. 25, the city shutdown will cause some inconveniences throughout the weekend. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush to find out what you need to know to stay safe during the pope’s visit.
A complaint has been filed against the University and Amazon.com Inc. on behalf of nursing student Arya Singh, who died in February 2013 by suicide in her Rodin College House dorm room. The document describes Singh’s ongoing struggle with finding help after her sexual assault and the depression resulting from it.