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Four grad schools got their own CAPS staff member. A year later, here's how they're doing.

(02/20/18 3:30am)

Counseling and Psychological Services announced the hiring of four new CAPS staff members approximately a year ago. Since then, the four CAPS employees, each directly serving one of four graduate schools, have been integrated into the schools and are working toward some noticeable progress.

Increased staff and student demand leaves CAPS looking for more space

(02/15/18 2:32am)

The expansion of both staff and student demand is cornering Counseling and Psychological Services into a tight spot. According to CAPS officials, the department may not have the office space to accommodate the five full-time therapists promised by Penn President Amy Gutmann on Nov. 20 after the Campus Conversation.

Portraits from the Eagles parade: meet the 'greatest fans in the world'

(02/09/18 12:51am)

Millions of people attended the victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Every one of them withstood sub-freezing temperatures, wind chills, and congested trains just for a chance to catch a glimpse of their athletic heroes. Reporters from The Daily Pennsylvanian went out to take their portraits, listen to their stories, and learn why Philadelphia is known for having "the greatest fans in the world." 

CAPS looks to address 'growing demand' for services with University review of operations

(01/30/18 1:00pm)

After the Campus Conversation highlighted several concerns related to mental wellness within the Penn community, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced in an email that Penn would undertake a series of steps to evaluate and improve mental health — including an administrative review of Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Penn RAs and GAs are trained to be support systems — and at times lifelines — for residents

(01/18/18 12:21am)

When College freshman Spencer Rosen begins to feel the pressure of freshman year, he knows there are many outlets upon which he can draw for support. While Counseling and Psychological Services provides many resources for students, and friends are often available to chat, sometimes the most helpful resource for Rosen is his residential advisor College senior Tucker Reynolds.

Panhellenic Council partners with wellness groups to set a different tone for rush this year

(01/12/18 4:50am)

Whether it be the hundreds of women outside in the biting cold, the five-minute conversations filled with unfaltering smiles, or the late nights staying up second-guessing all the first impressions made throughout the previous hours — feeling stress during the five days of Penn sorority rush can often seem unavoidable.

Penn Debate Society and Philomathean Society debate the effectiveness of progressive stacking

(11/11/17 6:31am)

Less than three weeks after teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop sparked national controversy for tweeting about using progressive stacking in the classroom, Penn Debate Society went head-to-head against the Penn Philomathean Society to debate whether the teaching method does more harm than good.

Ahead of 'Halloweekend,' the Panhellenic Council held a workshop to discuss cultural insensitivity

(10/20/17 10:45pm)

Cultural insensitivity has become one of Halloween’s worst horrors, particularly on college campuses nationwide. To prevent any incidents of insensitivity this year, the Diversity and Inclusion Board, a division of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, held its first workshop of the year on cultural appropriation. 

Penn is asking for confidential feedback on student life in wake of controversial social event policies

(10/19/17 2:47am)

As students have loudly criticized Penn's growing crackdown on unregistered social events, Penn administrators are asking for help. In an email sent to students last week, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett asked for confidential feedback on their experience with Penn organizations and co-curricular activities. 

'Angry Asian Man' blogger discussed activism at Penn amid controversy over Asian American studies

(10/16/17 1:24am)

Amid rising activism among students and faculty for Penn to dedicate more resources to the Asian American Studies program, the creator of the Asian-American news and culture blog Angry Asian Man Phil Yu addressed issues of minority representation and activism on campus.