Penn Violence Prevention is moving to a new office in the the same building that houses Student Health Service due to limited campus space, administrators said. However, some students involved in PVP groups are saying the relocation puts constraints on their advocacy work.
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Three months after the previous director of Penn Violence Prevention left the position, Penn is still in the process of hiring a new leader to replace Jessica Mertz, who worked at the University since 2009.
Penn is home to various student centers where students, staff, and faculty can easily access resources and attend public events featuring high-profile figures. The centers offer a wide range of resources, including academic support, cultural programming, and religious guidance.
Rabbi Josh Bolton will depart from Penn at the end of the semester to serve as executive director of the Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design Hillel. Bolton, who serves as the director and senior Jewish educator of the Jewish Renaissance Project at Penn Hillel, has worked at the University for eight years.
Philadelphia will stop burning half of its recycling by the end of April.
About 30 people gathered in Houston Hall to discuss sexual harassment and its impact on graduate students and faculty at Penn Tuesday night.
FGLIQ, a new student group that is the first of its kind at Penn, is working to solidify a space for first-generation, low-income students who identify as LGBTQ.
About 30 students, faculty, and psychiatric professionals gathered at a panel April 11 to discuss suicidal behavior among college-aged individuals and how this relates to mental health at Penn.
Penn Violence Prevention Director Jessica Mertz has been named the new executive director of the Clery Center, an organization that works to eliminate violence on college campuses across the country.
Penn has approved a pilot program to provide free menstrual products in several buildings across campus — a move that comes after students called on administrators to make the products more accessible last semester.
More than 100 Penn and Drexel students marched to protest sexual assault and relationship violence on Penn’s campus Thursday night as part of Take Back the Night, an annual event hosted by the Penn chapter of Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention.
Philadelphia County is the least healthy county in Pennsylvania, according to an annual ranking that compares counties based on health factors such as obesity, smoking, and teen birth rates.
Students gathered at the Penn Women's Center earlier this week to celebrate the launch of an art exhibit highlighting Penn students' interpretations of gender and identity.
Penn received $6 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to launch a new undergraduate program that focuses on wellness, service, and citizenship, the University announced on March 14.
In Fisher Fine Arts Library, a wire tree has leaf-shaped notecards with affirmations dangling from its branches. The project, called the Affirmation Tree, was created by a Penn student to encourage positive self-reflection among students.
Psychology professor Angela Duckworth and Operations, Information and Decisions professor Katherine Milkman published a research review that outlines recent studies on the effectiveness of self-control methods.
In a new club this semester, students dressed up as superheroes and princesses visit patients at a children’s hospital in North Philadelphia.
Drexel University is in talks with the Philadelphia History Museum to acquire more than 100,000 artifacts from the museum, which suspended operations in June 2018.
Penn's second annual Men and Masculinities summit gave students a chance to discuss healthy norms surrounding gender and identity on Saturday.
Faculty and students at Penn's School of Dental Medicine are offering free emergency care to furloughed federal workers who have not received pay due to the government shutdown.