When Slavic languages and literature professor Kevin Platt left the U.S. for Latvia and Russia in June 2011, he thought he was leaving during an exciting time here for a “stagnant place where nothing ever happens.”
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Penn Democrats certainly have reason to celebrate.
A century-old former church called the Rotunda stands as a symbol of Penn’s civic engagement with West Philadelphia.
Law School professor Ed Rock was recently appointed a senior adviser to the president and provost and director of open course initiatives at Penn. Rock, who will have a major say in the University’s involvement with Coursera moving forward, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss his position and the future of online learning at Penn.
Reports in August that nearly half of a Harvard University government class called “Introduction to Congress” may have cheated by working together on a take-home final exam last spring have reverberated at Penn.
Rodney Jubilee helped protect the last Shah of Iran when he sought asylum in Panama from 1979-80. After battling drug and alcohol addictions and spending time in jail, Jubilee is now getting his life back together while preparing for college with the Veterans Upward Bound program at Penn.
The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment overturned a decision regarding a proposed liquor store that has been stirring some controversy in the Spruce Hill community.
While most Penn students are gone for the summer, since mid-May the University City Square Farmers’ Market has been selling fresh produce on campus.
Owners of the shopping plaza at 43rd and Chestnut streets and members of the Spruce Hill Community Association took a second shot at replacing an adult video store with a state wine and spirits shop.
Penn undergraduates will not be the only ones getting a flavor of the Fling that “Never Tasted So Sweet.”
Students across campus have offered mixed reactions to the Undergraduate Assembly’s violations of the University’s Antihazing and Alcohol and Drug policies.
Penn has been recognized for its environmental and sustainability efforts.
Law School students and faculty are eagerly awaiting the opening of a new law school building.
Six groups of students eagerly awaited an email on Friday to let them know if their ideas for a new residential program at Penn would come to fruition.
For three weeks before Thanksgiving, students in the Quad did less laundry, turned off lights and unplugged appliances to save electricity.
The Quad won this year’s first fall Power Down Challenge by reducing its total electricity consumption by 20.42 percent.
Students applying to live on campus for the 2012-13 academic year will be going through a revamped housing application process.
A $102 million extension to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine will allow the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to provide better accommodations for patients.
What began as part of a plan to drive traffic from Locust Walk to Penn Park has developed into the construction of a study space at Franklin Field that will culminate in February.
While Pennsylvania State University is more than 150 miles away from Philadelphia, its Board of Trustees’ decision to fire football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier has resonated here at Penn.