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Graduating 6B leaders reflect on their legacy, accomplishments, and future plans

(05/13/21 6:04am)

Graduating leaders of the 6B — a coalition of Penn’s main minority student groups including the Penn Association for Gender Equity, UMOJA, Lambda Alliance, Latinx Coalition, United Minorities Council, and Asian Pacific Student Coalition — expressed excitement about their futures as they reflected on their impactful time at Penn.

Philadelphia organizations work to educate and provide vaccines to at-risk populations

(03/29/21 6:07am)

Believing that Philadelphia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout process has not prioritized the needs of marginalized communities, local community leaders are leading efforts to provide greater vaccine accessibility and information about the vaccines to combat racial disparities in the rollout process.

‘Living in a warzone’: Philadelphians petition mayor to address resolution on gun violence

(02/08/21 9:06am)

In response to Philadelphia’s historic increase in gun violence last year, Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier introduced a bill calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to take actionable steps to address the issue and declare a citywide emergency on gun violence. Kenney, however, has yet to act on the resolution — prompting members of the Philadelphia community to act in solidarity for its adoption. 

‘It will literally kill people’: Penn’s reopening angers West Philadelphia residents

(01/25/21 6:37am)

Penn's decision to bring thousands of students back to campus during the pandemic's deadliest season has flung thousands of West Philadelphia residents into increased risk of transmission. After being blindsided by the buzzing campus, members of the local community believe the University made the wrong call.