Led by a Penn professor, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides services for people leaving prison adjusted its outreach efforts during the pandemic to provide cell phones for former incarcerees.
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Members of the Penn & Slavery Project were surprised and excited by the University’s announcement to remove the George Whitefield statue from the Quad, but said Penn must now take more material action to address its history and impact on the West Philadelphia community.
Students who will not be returning to campus next semester have begun searching for others who can take over their leases for the fall.
Amid a national reckoning over statues that symbolize white supremacy, Penn announced its plan on Thursday morning to take down the century-old statue of George Whitefield from the Quad.
University Chaplain and 2000 College graduate Charles Howard has been named Penn’s first Vice President for Social Equity and Community.
Students and faculty involved in the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program have been pleasantly surprised with the virtual program this summer, despite initial worries about how in-person research would transition to an online format.
After hundreds in Philadelphia's incarcerated population tested positive for COVID-19, since the pandemic took hold in the city nearly three months ago, some members of the Penn community are advocating for the University to alleviate difficulties that the spread of the virus in city jails has created for inmates.
In recent years, an estimated 3,000 people have died from opioid overdoses in Philadelphia — a city with one of the highest opioid-related death rates among the nation's largest counties. Although evidence-based treatment has proven effective for opioid use disorder, researchers at Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics have found that few overdose survivors receive critical follow-up treatment.
People’s Books & Culture, formerly known as the Penn Book Center, announced on June 5 that it will close its doors after nearly 60 years of business in West Philadelphia.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System has sustained massive financial losses since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March.
After nine days of nationwide protests across the nation, and five days of protests in Philadelphia, Penn President Amy Gutmann released a follow-up statement to her original May 31 email regarding the killing of George Floyd, a Black male, by a white Minneapolis police officer.
David Charles Auten, emeritus Board of Trustees member and 1960 College graduate, died on May 9 at age 82 of complications from Parkinson's Disease, The Almanac reported.
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has begun preparing for the possibility of remote Academically Based Community Service courses, given the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming fall semester.
Penn set concrete plans to establish new initiatives after the release of the recent sexual misconduct survey's results, but many students say the new initiatives will do little to combat sexual misconduct on campus.
Penn is appointing Penn Violence Prevention Interim Director Malik Washington as the program's new director. The hiring comes after a seven-month search to fill the spot left open by previous PVP Director Jessica Mertz, who left Penn in May 2019.
Penn President Amy Gutmann highlighted the effects that changing bioethical standards have on the medical field at a Tuesday evening book talk in the Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Students criticized Penn at an open forum Tuesday on the results of the recent Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, which demonstrated no significant change from the results of the 2015 survey.
Students criticized top administrators at a University Council meeting Wednesday over the lack of change between the last Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct in 2015 and the report that was released earlier this month.
Amazon could soon be opening a new grocery store in Philadelphia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Ahmad Almallah, a Palestinian-American poet and Penn Arabic language lecturer, read from his new book "Bitter English" at a Penn Book Center event on Sept. 26.