In May, Philadelphia city officials announced that the Schuylkill River would be dredged for the first time in over twenty years. Now, a team that includes a Penn Design professor is researching strategies to keep the river clear for decades to come.
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Rev. Steven Marinucci, a Catholic priest who worked near Penn’s campus for 10 years, has been placed on administrative leave following an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s.
Between new apartment buildings, storefronts, and dormitories, several development projects have transformed the image of University City — sometimes at the expense of the region's historic architecture. One Penn alumna however, is taking a stand for the preservation of the city's historical buildings.
The impending sale of an 80-year-old West Philadelphia apartment building has united the fight against losing affordable housing in the city. As the deadline approaches for all 19 residents to vacate the building, the city government and community members are working together — believing that Penn can help in the future with promoting affordable housing.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about the city’s immigration policies at the crowded Perry World House Wednesday. The conversation was part of a day-long Perry World House event, where officials from cities across the nation gathered to discuss changing local and national immigration policies.
Once the epitome of West Philadelphia’s high-Victorian history, the 131-year-old church on 43rd and Chestnut streets has begun the process of its demolition — a fate local Philadelphia residents say is emblematic of a foreboding trend in historical neighborhoods near Penn's campus.
Last winter, a more than 150-year-old African American burial ground was discovered lying underneath a Penn parking lot. Now, the city, with Penn’s support, is taking action to protect it.
After four years of embarking on an upstream campaign to fund a dredge of its namesake river, the Schuylkill Navy — with the help of Penn — may finally be making some headway.
Writing Center will move from 'old Victorian House' on Walnut to soon-to-be renovated McNeil on Locust
After 15 years of serving students on 3808 Walnut St., the Marks Family Writing Center will be starting a new chapter a couple blocks over.
Every year, thousands of students venture off campus and sign leases with one of the many landlords that own the houses Penn students rent off campus.
In the West Philadelphia neighborhood situated just beyond the "Penn bubble" on 40th Street, police officers and community residents say tensions between them often run high. But at a barber shop only a few blocks off campus, Philadelphia police officer and Vice President of the National Black Police Association G. Lamar Stewart is working to bring the community together and bridge the divide.
Rowing teams who use the Schuylkill River as a training location might soon be forced off the river if it is not cleared of silt.
From the New College House, the recently renovated Hamilton Court Apartments, and the impending arrival of New College House West, the push for more student housing continues to transform University City.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, a new charter school operator has opened a school in Philadelphia.
Two months after Starbucks held a four-hour anti-bias training, some Philadelphia Starbucks employees say they believe the stores still aren't getting it.
Between classes, internships, extracurriculars, and the other rigors of college life, Penn students can be left wondering just how they can motivate themselves to stay in shape.
Whether it's through conversations with esteemed professors, exploring expansive academic databases, or reflecting on a wide array of historical artifacts at the Penn Museum, Penn students have a wealth of academic resources to learn about global cultures.
After a new analysis affirmed Penn’s status as one of the top schools for aspiring entrepreneurs, Penn students and professors discuss how various initiatives enable students to succeed in their business pursuits.
In the last few years, students in the high rises have had their semesters upended by hot water and flooding problems. Now, some students report similar problems at Penn’s newest dorms — New College House and Hill College House, which cost some $200 million to build.
The term "snail mail" has evolved to describe traditional postal service, and in recent weeks, students living in Hill College House and New College House were made to understand why.