University City is set to see a surge in its number of restaurants over the next year, creating more dining options for the Penn and West Philadelphia communities.
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A subcommittee of Penn's Faculty Senate is calling on the University to strengthen its climate change commitments, following recent international reports on the heightening climate crisis and the University's second annual Climate Week.
Many local food trucks and businesses are earning pre-pandemic revenues and business practices, as campus is back in full swing.
With Penn's campus once again populated with students, many local restaurants have reopened their doors, and some have normalized their capacities and hours after closing or limiting operations due to COVID-19.
On Tuesday night, about 50 Penn students gathered on College Green for a candlelight vigil commemorating victims of recent acts of gun violence.
With the switch to online learning, Academically Based Community Service courses have adapted their format in order to continue engaging with the local community amid the pandemic.
Food truck owners on Penn's campus say they are still struggling to keep their businesses alive amid the pandemic, despite the thousands of students who have moved back to University City for the spring semester.
The Wharton School will begin administering a new entrepreneurship and innovation concentration starting in fall 2021.
Penn announced plans for renovations of the Quad and Stouffer College House and the construction of a new School of Engineering and Applied Science building at Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting.
Due to pandemic-related travel suspensions, Penn Abroad redesigned Penn Global Seminars to include the international component of the courses virtually — with participating faculty and students deeming it to be a great success.
Students feel frustrated after undergraduate deans across the University released a joint advisory statement imploring students to "think very carefully" before using the pandemic-induced pass/fail option for their spring semester classes.
Penn received 7,325 applications this year to its Perelman School of Medicine for about 150 spots — a 21% jump in applicants compared to the previous admissions cycle.
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The police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia on Monday has been met with widespread grief and protests among the Penn and larger Philadelphia community.
During the online semester when campus is closed and in-person events are scarce, Acme Markets' grand opening at 40th and Walnut streets is one of few anticipated events for Penn students living near campus. Ahead of Acme’s official opening Friday at 6 a.m., company leadership granted The Daily Pennsylvanian access to the store to present its various amenities.
Magic Carpet Foods, a 36-year-old food truck staple on Penn's campus, is now relying on GoFundMe donations to stay open.
Around two hundred Penn and Drexel students came together to march and keep vigil for Breonna Taylor at a protest organized by Penn Community for Justice and Drexel Community for Justice this Friday.