After nearly two and a half years of construction, the Upper Courtyard Garden at the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has reopened.
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While Philadelphia's population decline is slowing, recent estimates show that University City has in fact grown in the past few years.
When Penn graduate Andy Krieger arrived in India several days after the Dec. 26, tsunami ravaged the country's coast, he was overwhelmed by the smell of death that permeated the rubble of shattered boats and tangled fishing nets strewn over dead bodies.
While Mayor John Street vowed four years ago to revitalize Philadelphia's neighborhoods, many feel that his plans to reshape the city should have been implemented differently.
The University has reached an agreement with a Philadelphia-based developer to turn a century-old mansion at 4200 Pine St. into 33 luxury condominiums.
Fans of Philadelphia's only alternative music station have begun a strong grass-roots effort to bring back the popular station, which shut down last month.
Many of the buildings in University City, once a quiet suburb lined with summer homes belonging to prominent Philadelphia families, echo the area's vibrant past -- a history that many are trying to protect.
While Penn students, parents and administrators tend to view the Penn-Alexander elementary school in a positive light, some feel that a formal assessment of the school is necessary and overdue.
Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made it clear yesterday that young Americans should be thinking about Social Security.
In the midst of the turmoil over Iraq's future, many have ignored the widespread destruction of artifacts from the region's ancient past.
Get your tastes buds ready -- Scoop deVille, a well-known gourmet ice cream and candy shop based in Center City, has finalized plans to open in Houston Hall.
Four artists from the Philadelphia region are spending some time at Penn this semester trying to add beauty and vibrancy to the local environment.
The experience of living off campus is almost always shaped by the location of the apartment, the dynamic of the people who live there and, of course, the landlord.
The Philadelphia Police Department received 1,004 reports of forcible rape in 2003, but says that the vast majority of cases go unreported citywide. The projected number of rapes in the city each year is approximately 6,300.
Students Together Against Acquaintance Rape seeks to handle concerns about sexual assault while raising campus awareness of the issue.
In light of the recent sexual assault at 40th and Pine streets, many students have voiced their concerns about venturing past traditional campus boundaries.
Graduating from high school is about to get a little bit harder.
The murder of 18-year-old James Boone outside a North Philadelphia high school earlier this month marked the third fatal shooting close to a Philadelphia public school within the last 12 months.
Local businesses and Penn students have mixed reactions to the smoking ban Mayor John Street has vowed to work on in the coming year -- a ban similar to others in cities and states nationwide.
Business at the MexiCali restaurant on 40th and Sansom streets was so good in the first week, the store had to temporarily close its doors due to insufficient staffing.