Penn Sustainability concluded its annual Earth Week on April 22, wrapping up a series of nearly 50 in-person and virtual workshops with events led by Penn environmental organizations.
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Fossil Free Penn began its ongoing encampment on College Green Tuesday night to call on the University to divest from fossil fuels and support climate justice communities.
The Student Sustainability Association at Penn has reoriented its goals to focus on expanding climate education opportunities rather than push for Penn's complete divestment from fossil fuels.
Environmental scientist Michael Mann has been appointed as a presidential distinguished professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Penn. Mann will also serve as the first director of Penn’s new Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media.
On an overcast October morning in 2004, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff packed into Irvine Auditorium as the University of Pennsylvania formally inaugurated its eighth president, Amy Gutmann. The weather had canceled Gutmann’s planned procession down Locust Walk, but it did not dampen the community's enthusiasm.
As they return to an in-person format, Penn Student Government leaders shared their plans for the remainder of the spring semester with The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Penn student and Rhodes Scholarship recipient Mackenzie Fierceton filed a lawsuit against the University following its investigation into allegations that questioned her status as a first-generation, low-income student and survivor of abuse.
2021 was shaped by increased global warming-related disasters, student and faculty pressure on Penn to divest from fossil fuels, and new climate commitments by Penn and other Ivy League universities.
Penn's latest annual report on its Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 highlights significant reductions in campus carbon emissions, along with broader community and academic sustainability efforts.
Penn will halt commitments to private equity vehicles dedicated to investments in fossil fuel production, an update to its existing practice of not making direct investments in companies engaged in the production of fossil fuels.
A subcommittee of Penn's Faculty Senate is calling on the University to strengthen its climate change commitments, following recent international reports on the heightening climate crisis and the University's second annual Climate Week.
Penn students, faculty, schools, and centers led the University's second annual Climate Week this month, championing an approach of intersectionality to raising climate awareness and action.
Penn experts on climate action, some of whom contributed to the groundbreaking Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published this summer, are emphasizing the urgency of climate action and reaching net-zero carbon emissions, particularly after the recent severe flooding and tornadoes that tore through Philadelphia.
Penn professors largely regard Penn President Amy Gutmann's recent ambassadorial appointment as a positive step in reviving the United States' foreign relations with Germany, and an opportunity to create lasting change at home and abroad.
Penn Climate Ventures hosted a student climate startup competition in which a team from Penn placed second.
Art History professor Julie Nelson Davis was named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow.
Over 800 Penn faculty, staff, and students have committed to spending 30 minutes outside for the 30 days of April as part of the annual 30x30 Challenge.
Several Penn students were among the more than 25,000 Philadelphians vaccinated through the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium over the last month.
Philadelphia’s Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium vaccinated 4,000 people in the city's first 24-hour mass vaccination clinic this weekend.
A new study by researchers at The Annenberg School for Communication suggests mobile devices have encouraged a diversification of news sourcing.