In 2018, students stormed into Center City when the Eagles won the Super Bowl, threw a "throwback show" for Spring Fling, and planned a (failed) protest against the decision to close Huntsman Hall early. Take a look back at this past year in photos.
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Housing at Penn has undergone significant transformations over the years. From the earliest on-campus housing in the Quadrangle to the newly-renovated Hill College House, The Daily Pennsylvanian explored just how much Penn dorms have changed.
The rooftop lounges of Rodin, Harrison, and Harnwell College Houses offer breathtaking views of Center City. The lounges are also used as event spaces – Sara Bareilles once held a concert in the Harnwell lounge. The buildings were designed by George Holmes Perkins, a former dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and opened to students in September 1970. All three high rises are open to all students with PennCards, but only residents of each building can swipe in after 2 a.m.
Since 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, students and faculty have actively critiqued his policies on Penn's campus, in the larger Philadelphia community, and even on social media.
January 20th: Donald Trump was sworn in as the first Penn graduate to become president.
A recent article published by Newsweek outlined the challenges for undocumented students’ access to higher education, and the problems that they may face once Donald Trump takes office.
Following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement on Thursday regarding Philadelphia’s status as a sanctuary city, reported Philly.com. The mayor vowed to keep Philly’s status as a haven for undocumented immigrants — something that he himself reinstated after being sworn-in in early 2014.
According to statistics from Google web searches, Philadelphia is experiencing an increase in search volume for the phrase “Inactive Voter Status.”
Dartmouth professor Janice McCabe claims that there are three types of friendships that college students make.
A Syrian born doctor, who has been risking his life to provide medical care to residents of Aleppo, has earned a scholarship at Brown University, according to ABC News.
Apple released minor updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems on Monday. The new software renders the AirPennNet service unusable across campus, according to an email from Wharton Computing. No University-wide communication has been made yet regarding the lack of Internet access for updated devices.
While Penn lets upperclassmen opt out of purchasing a meal plan, many students at other colleges and universities are unable to escape campus dining.