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Students, experts greet Penn’s $100 million donation, but renew push for U. to pay PILOTs

(11/19/20 5:29am)

Following years of backlash for its refusal to make Payment in Lieu of Taxes, Penn has decided to contribute $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia. Yet, students and professors say the contribution is not a PILOT, criticizing its short-term commitment as well as Penn's framing of it as a gift rather than a debt owed to the city.