Penn students on campus watched with anticipation as election results showed the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans holding on to the Senate. Across the country, former Quakers running for office had plenty of reason to celebrate.
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The voter turnout on the University of Pennsylvania's campus for the Nov. 6 elections was higher than that of any midterm election in the past 12 years, with numbers comparable to those from the 2016 presidential election.
The DP talked to poll workers and voters on campus all through election day on Nov. 6. Click here for a midday update, and here for an evening update.
When Benoit Dubé, 49, first received an email from an international search firm gauging his interest in the role of Penn’s inaugural Chief Wellness Officer, he took one look before sending the note straight to his trash. They send these emails to everyone, he figured, and besides, he was happy right where he was: a longtime professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, with administrative titles that let him pursue his interests in education, wellness, and diversity.
At 4 a.m. on any day of the week, it's not uncommon to find Penn students hunched over desks in Huntsman Hall finishing problem sets, discussing strategies for a case competition, or even binge-watching reality television. It's a hallowed Penn tradition — but one that will no longer exist starting this semester.
Mask and Wig is the “extracurricular group” whose listserv was connected to the release of the private information of approximately 9,000 Penn students.
The private information of approximately 9,000 Penn students was accessed in a privacy breach this past spring semester involving advance class registration lists.
Penn has suspended normal University operations on Friday, Jan. 5, due to "extreme temperatures, high winds and possible impact to travel conditions" following what meteorologists have called a "bomb cyclone" snowstorm.
A non-encrypted Penn Medicine laptop with personal information of about 1,000 patients was stolen on Nov. 30, reported Philly.com.
Since Penn is one of the largest real estate owners in Philadelphia, its construction plans are always an important topic of discussion on campus and in the city. In 2017, the University unveiled several major projects, including a new dormitory as well as a new medical research facility, which will be the school's most expensive project in history. Students also mourned the loss of various establishments in University City, from the celebrated gelato outlet Capogiro to the Mexican eatery Mad Mex, which was plagued by health violations.
The Federal Communications Commission announced plans on Nov. 21 to loosen regulations for internet providers. This would enable the companies to structure service plans that control access to and speed of their internet. On Dec. 14, a Republican bill will be voted on to determine whether the plan will be enacted.
Throughout the first half of fall semester, many students flock to On-Campus Recruitment tables, flooding recruitment officers with endless questions about job descriptions, pay, and benefits. For those international students who make up about twelve percent of Penn’s undergraduate population, this list of concerns always comes with an additional one — visa status.
Three years after its founding, Fossil Free Penn has solidified itself as a campus organization pushing for University divestment from fossil fuels. But despite a diversified array of efforts to sway the administration, Penn has not budged since FFP's launch in 2014.
New College House West, which will be built over the high rise field, is the latest of three major projects that Penn has undertaken in the past four years to expand on-campus housing. Some administrators have said that the main reason for building New College House West is an apparent need for more on-campus housing, though student accounts and data on student housing seem to contradict this.
Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn is composed of approximately 35 staff members — psychologists, social workers, postdoctoral students, interns, and prescribers — who are organized into five treatment teams of six to eight members. These groups meet weekly to discuss any problems that may surface on any team member's student cases.
A group of over 60 students chanted, “Hey, hey, Amy G., make Penn fossil free,” as they marched from the Button sculpture outside Van Pelt Library to the University Board of Trustees meeting at the Inn at Penn on Nov. 3.
In less than 30 minutes and fewer than 100 questions, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is supposedly able to sort a person’s personality into one of 16 categories.
The criminal case of Wharton sophomore Dante Benitez and College sophomore Ivan Loginov arrived at a temporary standstill earlier this month.
Hill College House was constructed 57 years ago as a women's-only dorm on Hill Field at the southeast corner of campus.
Given the recent threats to Obamacare, do Penn students need to worry about access to mental health care?
As the Trump administration continues to undermine and take apart the Affordable Care Act, students are beginning to question how potential changes in federal health care laws may affect their access to both physical and mental health care.