On Friday, students and members of the Philadelphia community joined in a performance art demonstration organized by student organization SOUL (Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation), to protest against the jury's decision not to indict the police officer in the Eric Garner chokehold case. Participants joined in at various stations set up across campus to imprint a red handprint on their necks. This is part of Ferguson Fridays, a series of weekly performance protests organized by SOUL since Oct. 3.
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This weekend, models strutted down the runway at "Square One", Penn Fashion Collective's fall fashion show. Professors and students waltzed and whirled on the dance floor, competing in Dancing with the Professors Showcased organized by Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance, while dancers from all over the country showed off their moves at Rhythmic Damage IX, a breakdance competition organized by student group Freaks of the Beat. Rhythmic Damage IX - Photos by Alice Ren
Penn alumni returned to Penn's campus this weekend for reunions and festivities as part of Homecoming weekend.
The Penn Humanities Forum invited award-winning author Zadie Smith, to discuss her work along with Penn professor Jed Esty yesterday. Smith’s novel “White Teeth” was included in Time magazine’s TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 list. The event kicked off this year’s Penn Humanities Forum on the theme of “color.”