The Daily Pennsylvanian senior column is one fussy beast. The tradition calls on graduating editors to write a final column in the paper they toiled for at Penn in a way that is concise but conclusive, personal yet argumentative, and intimate but in a public way. Like I said: fussy.
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As the spring semester begins and students trudge their way through the snow to their first classes, the 42 students of the 135th Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian Inc. are hard at work at 4015 Walnut St., preparing to take on the leadership of the independent student media organization. With the assistance of three professional staff members, the DP’s student leadership board oversees all the operations of the DP Inc., from advertising and circulation to news reporting, photography, and audience engagement.
A shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has left at least 11 dead, including Penn alumnus Jerry Rabinowitz. Several hours after the shooting, which occurred on Saturday morning, Penn President Amy Gutmann released a statement condemning the deadly attack and the wave of gun shootings that has taken place across the nation.
A suspicious object was spotted today at the southwest corner of 33rd and Chestnut streets.
Penn will require all undergraduate sophomore students to live on campus in college houses starting with the Class of 2024 students, who will arrive on campus in 2020. The implementation will happen after the construction of New College House West, which is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and house around 450 students.
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.
Longtime Penn professor and notable archaeologist Harold L. Dibble died of neuroendocrine cancer at the University of Pennsylvania hospital on June 10.
In the last 24 hours, several women have come forth to accuse Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz of behaving inappropriately. Among them is Carmen Maria Machado, a faculty member and artist-in-residence at Penn.
The University is actively investigating allegations that psychology professor Robert Kurzban had romantic relationships with students whom he directly oversaw, administrators confirmed on Thursday. Kurzban, who was slated to teach a senior honors seminar in psychology in the fall of 2018, has also been removed from the course, said Sharon Thompson-Schill, the chair of the Psychology Department.
Every year, Penn adopts an ever-growing range of methods to welcome newly admitted students and entice them towards picking the University as their home. But this year, the Perelman School of Medicine has outdone itself with a welcome campaign around an unlikely subject: the gallbladder.
A plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17, killing one passenger and injuring seven.
In what is the University's third major administrative announcement this year, Penn has named a new Dean of Dental Medicine. Mark Wolff, a professor and the chair of cariology and comprehensive care at the College of Dentistry at New York University, has been selected to take on the role after a six-month long global search.
Penn is taking a more stringent stance against consensual sexual relations between faculty and students in a significant policy change that will go into effect March 27.
Former Vice President Joe Biden came to campus on Feb. 28 to deliver a lecture to students enrolled in William Lauder's leadership course.
Penn President Amy Gutmann has said that the University's decision to rescind the honorary degrees granted to Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby was "very logical" given the circumstances.
It has been over a month since the 1963 College graduate and former Penn Trustee Stephen Wynn was accused of sexual misconduct, but the fallout from these allegations have continued.
In a dramatic turn of events, the graduate students who spent the last two years campaigning for a union, have withdrawn their petition to represent Penn's graduate and professional students who serve as teaching and research assistants.
Millions of people attended the victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Every one of them withstood sub-freezing temperatures, wind chills, and congested trains just for a chance to catch a glimpse of their athletic heroes. Reporters from The Daily Pennsylvanian went out to take their portraits, listen to their stories, and learn why Philadelphia is known for having "the greatest fans in the world."
NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and 1967 Penn graduate Andrea Mitchell will give the commencement speech at the 2018 graduation ceremony slated for May this year.
Over 3,300 people have signed a petition calling on President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett to suspend University operations on Thursday in light of the Super Bowl parade being scheduled for 11 a.m.