If there’s one thing I learned in four years at Penn and three years at The Daily Pennsylvanian, it’s that truth is subjective.
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Six weeks into her senior year at Penn, Rachel found out herwork-study grant was gone. Rachel, a College senior and a Residential Advisor in the Quad, was completely surprised. Used to making appointments and talking with Student Financial Services, she had been at the office for a different reason when she also found out about her work-study grant.
The 5B — the five different umbrella coalitions which represent minority groups on campus — recently held elections for their new executive boards. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with the chair of each group to ask them what's on their agenda for minority students next year. The interviews have been edited for clarity and space.
Protesters marched through the city yesterday evening in response to the decisions not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and in Staten Island, N.Y.
Leading up to and during this Thanksgiving break, many Penn students joined the national protest against a grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, for shooting Michael Brown, a black teenager.
Students were greatly disappointed Monday night following the decision in the Ferguson case, which has sparked discussions about race relations and protests across the country.
There’s one student dressed in an orange jumpsuit. Another with a noose around his neck and a third student wearing a chain.
What makes Penn valuable is that it doesn’t admit anyone, Sean Vereen said. The school was proud to announce in spring 2014 that the admissions rate had dipped below 10 percent for the first time, to a record low of 9.9 percent.
On Oct. 1, John, a Nursing junior, was told by a supervisor that he had almost exhausted his work-study grant.
Last week, College sophomore Jeremiah Keenan wrote a column that drew a largely negative response from the Penn community. His column touched on issues of stereotypes, racism and set off a wide range of discussions . Keenan subsequently wrote an apology column published on Monday.
Langston Hughes was the only black child in a “white” school before he became an iconic poet during the Harlem Renaissance. In his autobiography, titled “The Big Sea,” he wrote about what it was like as a black man growing up in the United States before the civil rights era.
A proposed student financial aid advisory board, set to be formed next semester after a delay, is supposed to ensure student voices will be heard at Student Financial Services.
A student advisory board to address concerns with financial aid will launch a semester later than planned.
Former narcotics cop Clemmie Harris sees Philadelphia’s upcoming decriminalization of marijuana as an important step toward reevaluating the role of marijuana in society.
While deciding on a future career can be difficult for any college student, those students who are undocumented have to consider an extra step — whether or not they can even apply for a certain job.
When he arrived at Penn 30 years ago, Pedro Ramos felt as if he had come to a different world.
Black student leaders from all eight Ivy League universities are uniting to fight racial inequality across the East Coast.
Today marks the kick-off celebration for La Casa Latina’s 15th anniversary.
A month has passed since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Mo. The mass protests have quieted down, but the energy is still felt on Penn’s campus. Not in the form of a protest, or a large-scale public demonstration, but instead by quiet planning, organizing and informal discussions.
Penn for Immigrant Rights just received their first round of applications for their scholarship that is open to students regardless of their legal status. The DP takes a look at how they built the scholarship.