On Tuesday night, gender and sexuality historian Grace L. Sanders Johnson gave a talk on women and archives in relation to Haiti.
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Penn students weigh in on the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
The idea of a collaborative board overseeing acts of cultural insensitivity by fraternities and sororities has returned.
About a year ago, students disrupted the annual holiday study break at Penn President Amy Gutmann’s house with a protest. This year, the event will be held on Tuesday at the Annenberg Center instead of its traditional location at Gutmann’s house on 38th and Walnut streets.
In November, Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation held a protest to stand in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and Yale, who had been protesting the unfair treatment of minority students on their campuses as well as the failure of their administrations to proactively address the issue of racism.
A second Penn student will go to the United Kingdom on a Rhodes Scholarship next year.
On an otherwise quiet, gloomy November afternoon, hundreds of student dressed in all black gathered to stand in solidarity with colleges across the nation. The frustration and anger was palpable in their voices as they chanted.
Penn's campus is no stranger to protests, and the demonstrations at Yale last week bring up the difficult balance between free speech and cultural sensitivity.
Following nearly a year of protests and discussion with the administration, activist groups on campus remain frustrated over the issue of PILOTs, or Payments in Lieu of Taxes.
Although nationally the two Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have struggled to hold and maintain their favorability among black voters, Penn students believe both candidates have something to offer black constituents.
The Greek Community Judiciary Board will undergo changes to its proposed structure after backlash from administrators, according to an op-ed it wrote on Sept. 11 in The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Outside the normal pressures of relationships, students in interracial couples perceive additional challenges.
Rooms remain available at campus hotels despite the arrival of the pope.
1. Penn Hillel will be hosting Yom Kippur, Jews, & Black Lives Matter: Do we have something to atone for?
Cultural centers at Penn aim to provide safe spaces for minority students. While many participate, others find them socially limiting.
The protests in downtown Baltimore following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have sparked discussion on campus between students and through social media.
Locust Walk was transformed into a slave auctioning block on Friday afternoon as part of a protest led by Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation.
When the anonymous polling app WhatsGoodly came to campus, it caused controversy for claims of cyberbullying. Some of the more offensive posts have also been racially charged.
Recent activism at Penn has centered around campus issues, rather than on national ones, leaving a major national event out of campus discourse.
Following the “Black Girls Rock” controversy that gained traction on national media, Penn students responded to the campaign in mixed ways.