On the night of Nov. 8, 2016, while the world watched the unexpected ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency, I had one mission: to put out a paper. This goal — which was hard enough on any less eventful day — required rallying reporters across campus (and in New York) to submit articles and photos and getting dozens of editors to headline, caption and design the print product. Not to mention asking them to put aside their reactions to the world-changing event unfolding in front of them.
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As 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump's chance of victory in the presidential election became more and more likely, students on and around campus reacted with hesitancy and shock.
Vice President Joe Biden might be getting hungry right about now. On an Election Day pit stop, the vice president came to Penn for a bite to eat, but was sidetracked by a large crowd of students bearing iPhones.
A medical examiner confirmed Wednesday morning that a graduate student’s death was ruled a suicide.
While Penn football was up 7-0 at halftime in Saturday's game against Columbia at Franklin Field, the Lions' band made a fierce attack at the home team.In a poem recited over the loudspeaker, Alex Della Santina, a member of the Columbia band, took shots at 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump and off-campus organization OZ for recent comments that have been associated with rape culture.Referring to Trump, the poem read, "Heck were you thinking/Admitting this guy?/We get you need money,/But him? Dear God, WHY?" It went on to talk about Trump's recently leaked comments in a conversation with TV host Billy Bush in 2005 where Trump bragged he could "grab [women] by the pussy.""Unfortunately, Penn,/You’re not in the clear,/‘cause locker room talk,/Also happens here!" the poem went on. "An email went out,/From a frat called OZ,/Demanding girls in tight dresses/Who won’t be a tease."Members of the Penn Band were not amused by Columbia's jokes, however.“We dont condone jokes about sexual assault, that's not something you'd like to hear anybody joke about," Penn Band Treasurer and Wharton junior Laura Kuder said.The full transcript of the poem can be found below, courtesy of Della Santina:"We all know Trump went to Penn,That’s not confidentialAnd he’s now the candidateThat’s least reverentialHe’s racist and sexistAnd also a jerkAnd let’s not get intoThat awful smug smirkYou just can’t deny it,You did let him in.And we could blame you,If the election he wins.But Trump’s numbers plummet,And Republicans are stuck,But to his alma mater,We say “Penn, what the…”Heck were you thinkingAdmitting this guy?We get you need money,But him? Dear God, WHY?Just last week in fact,We all heard the tapeWhere a certain nomineeBragged about… getting away with sexually assaulting unconsenting women.Unfortunately, Penn,You’re not in the clear,‘cause locker room talk,Also happens here!An email went out,From a frat called OZ,Demanding girls in tight dressesWho won’t be a tease.Come on, Penn boys!You can’t be this thick!Women aren’t toysAnd will cut off your… scholarship.But before we leave you todayWe’ll play you a songIn honor of Penn MenWe now form a dong
A Penn Police officer, a Philadelphia Police sergeant and four civilians were shot Friday night by a gunman who was later killed by police, the Division of Public Safety confirmed early Saturday morning. At least one civilian died after being shot.
Washington Post Editor Marty Baron may seem like a stoic, quiet man based on his portrayal in the Academy Award-winning film "Spotlight," but at an event sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government on Friday, he told students and faculty the film failed to capture his endearing sense of humor.
Students woke up to hundred of flyers plastering campus, declaring, "This is what rape culture looks like." The flyers included part of an email sent by firstname.lastname@example.org that told "ladies," “May we have your attention please/We’re looking for the fun ones/And say f**k off to a tease.” Similar emails referring to the same event, "Wild Wednesday," had been sent by variations of the ozyellowbrickroad email, and had been connected to off-campus organization OZ. The Penn community took to social media to speak out largely in support of protesters who hung the flyers.
For many political journalists, Philadelphia is nothing more than a stop on the campaign trail. But for Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of her own MSNBC show, “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” it’s a return to her old college town.
It's looking even more likely that a Wharton alumnus will clinch the Republican nomination for 2016.
On Monday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz asked for the resignation of his Communications Director Rick Tyler, after Tyler had posted and retracted a link to a post on The Daily Pennsylvanian’s DPolitics blog. In an effort to clarify the series of events that informed our reporting, The Daily Pennsylvanian has created a timeline of our account.
The imminent winter wonderland will halted SEPTA and other typical city operations through the weekend.
On Thursday night, Penn Police arrested a male suspect and previously convicted felon with a firearm after fleeing in a car.
On Wednesday night, the Interfraternity Council elected a new board to be led by Wharton junior David Moore of Kappa Sigma.
At 7:35 a.m. Monday morning, a woman called Penn Police to complain that a man had touched her inappropriately as she walked up the stairs of the subway at 40th and Market streets, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said.
Penn has fallen another spot in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. The school is ranking No. 9 this year in National Universities, compared to No. 8 last year and No. 7 in 2013.
An alleged armed robbery near campus prompted a UPenn Alert at 1:34 a.m. on Saturday.
Penn Police arrested a man suspected in a series of harassment cases on the morning of April 21, according to a Public Safety Advisory.
Monday’s announcement of Alpha Chi Omega’s move off campus recalls other recent shifts in Greek life at Penn.
Two suspects fled the scene of an unarmed robbery on 41st and Baltimore streets Friday night.