It didn’t take me long to fall in love with The Daily Pennsylvanian. It was election night in 2016, and as a young, wide-eyed reporter, I saw student editors running through hallways, making high-stakes decisions, doling out breaking assignments, yelling at each other over the intercom. It was the picturesque movie scene I longed for when touring colleges. A group of students drawn together by their love for the DP, and driven by their commitment to its mission. I knew I wanted to be part of it, and I’ve spent the three and a half years since trying to get people to feel the same way.
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As The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. embarks on its 136th year covering Penn’s campus, its new student leaders prepare for a year driven by digital media strategy and internal board change. Led by President and College junior Isabella Simonetti, the Board of Editors and Managers consists of student leaders from The Daily Pennsylvanian, 34th Street Magazine, and Under the Button.
Executive Director Giang Nguyen of Student Health Service will leave Penn after over a decade to lead Harvard University Health Services as its executive director. He will assume the new position Nov. 18, Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé announced Thursday.
The Fresh Grocer partially reopened Tuesday following an inspection from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that shut down the supermarket temporarily Monday after finding several instances of health violations including “heavy accumulation of mice feces” and “foodborne illness risk factors.”
Philip Esformes, the Penn parent who bribed former men's basketball coach Jerome Allen, sent more than $400,000 to the charity of William "Rick" Singer, the college consultant at the center of the national college admissions scandal, according to a witness in Esformes' trial in Miami.
Penn's School of Design will be renamed for fashion icon and 1963 Wharton alumnus Stuart Weitzman, whose donation to the school will free it from its years-long struggle to sustain its high costs given limited research funding and gifts.
Award-winning author and criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson will give the commencement speech at Penn's graduation ceremony on May 20, Vice President and University Secretary Leslie Kruhly announced in a press release Tuesday. Stevenson will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the event.
For many at Penn, the first few weeks of January can be filled with new classes, new friends, and new extracurricular activities. For some, the first week of January includes fraternity and sorority recruitment.
A Panera Bread restaurant will open this spring in the vacant space on 40th and Walnut streets, where the popular Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar once operated.
After 34 years at Penn, Myrna Cohen, the Executive Director of the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, will retire from the University at the end of this semester, the Vice Provost for University Life announced Dec. 3.
After a day of historically high turnout at the polls, Penn students gathered at bars, fraternity houses, and dorm lounges to monitor the results of Tuesday's midterm elections. The atmosphere across campus changed as various races were called throughout the night, but as the early morning approached, it grew clear that the Democrats had taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives while the Republican party had secured a majority in the U.S. Senate.
Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper, parents of former Penn student Blaze Bernstein, came to campus on Monday evening for the second time since the death of their son.
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.
By 9 a.m. on Friday, local Philadelphians and die-hard Democrats were lining up outside the Dell Music Center, armed with picnic blankets, Obama paraphernalia, and buckets of snacks. Those first to arrive come from diverse backgrounds, although the prevalence of high school and college students throughout the crowd is hard to miss.
The news that Huntsman Hall will no longer be open 24 hours has struck a nerve with returning Penn students.
The preliminary hearing to determine whether to proceed to trial in the case against 20-year-old Samuel Woodward, who was charged in the murder of Penn student Blaze Bernstein, has been postponed. The hearing was previously set for June 14.
A robbery without a weapon at the Sheraton Hotel on 3549 Chestnut Street prompted a UPenn Alert at around 12:50 a.m. early Monday morning. A subsequent "all clear" alert was sent out approximately 30 minutes later.
The Trump administration announced Friday that the president would appoint 1986 Wharton MBA and School of Medicine graduate Mehmet Oz of "The Dr. Oz Show" to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
The lawsuit filed against Penn by the parents of former Wharton junior Olivia Kong, who died by suicide in April 2016, reveals a new level of information on the alleged extent of University knowledge of Kong's suicidal intentions in the days leading up to her death.
The parents of former Wharton junior student Olivia Kong, who died by suicide in April 2016, are suing the University for allegedly failing to respond to Kong's pleas for help in the weeks leading up to her death.