On a frigid Thursday in October, I sat crosslegged on the floor of a cabin lit only by a single, melting candle. I was sobbing and would not stop for a while.
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In the last five years, two members of Penn track and field, Madison Holleran and Timothy Hamlett, have died by suicide — events that spawned dozens of national headlines and in Holleran’s case, a recent New York Times bestselling book.
Under the Republican tax bill formally passed by Congress this week, Penn will pay a landmark 1.4 percent excise tax on its endowment, placing the University among a group of nearly 30 colleges who qualify. The tax overhaul cleared the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a 224-201 vote after close to two months of debate in both chambers of Congress.
In our three-and-a-half years working at The Daily Pennsylvanian, close to 10 students have died by suicide, a statistic as remarkable to write as it is now commonplace to hear across campus. With each email from some Penn administrator, we have grown numb to feeling pain, to mourning the death of someone close to us, to finally attaching a name to the problem of mental illness endemic to Penn.
Quakers for Life, a Penn student group opposed to abortion, protested outside Van Pelt Library on Oct. 23, displaying nearly 20 graphic pictures of aborted fetuses. The group partnered with Created Equal, a national anti-abortion organization, for the protest, which attracted more than a few glances from students commuting on Locust Walk.
Justin Hamano, a third-year Penn Law School student, died over the weekend in his off-campus residence, according to an email sent Monday from Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger and Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
What Gutmann and Pritchett told The Daily Pennsylvanian about DACA, mental health and unregistered parties
By Provost Wendell Pritchett's account, the administration's series of policies regarding alcohol use and student social events have been implemented this semester with hardly a concern.
The University will now proactively notify faculty when an undergraduate student dies, Penn officials said Monday morning. The deans of each undergraduate school had previously been able to choose whether or not to inform their constituent faculty members, leaving swaths of faculty uninformed of student deaths.
President Amy Gutmann remains silent on how the task force's recommendations directly combat sexual violence
Penn administrators have offered few details as to how the recommendations released by the University task force specifically combat sexual violence and harassment. This is in spite of a foundational goal of the task force being “to foster a campus climate and culture that is free of sexual harassment and sexual violence.”
Brett Cooper, a student in the School of Veterinary Medicine, died Wednesday afternoon in his off-campus residence, Penn announced in an email to the Penn Vet community.
Top University officials, including Penn President Amy Gutmann, wrote to Penn affiliates undergraduates on Tuesday afternoon to express "deepest sympathies" in the wake of Hurricane Irma's "devastating impact."
Two Penn students are on trial for assault. A third was hospitalized. What happened in the Quad on April 8?
Penn's chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu, the fraternity where College senior Nicholas Moya formerly served as president, acknowledged his death in a Facebook post on Saturday.
Nicholas A. Moya, a College senior studying math and economics, died Thursday night, according to an email notification from Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum.
Erin Cross, a senior associate director at the LGBT Center with close to 20 years of experience at Penn, will be the center's next director, Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum announced Tuesday.
The number of reported cases of plagiarism and cheating has risen remarkably at Penn in recent years, according to information released Tuesday by the Office of Student Conduct.
An unarmed robbery on the 4200 block of Locust Street prompted a university-wide notification on Friday, the ninth such safety alert of the summer.
Returning to the American cultural values of the 1950s — thrift, gratitude, temperance, continence, among others — would “significantly reduce society’s pathologies,” says Penn Law School professor Amy Wax in an op-ed published Thursday on Philly.com and co-written with Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego School of Law.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning on 42nd Street near Pine, according to the Division of Public Safety.
The competitive world of law school admissions received a shock on Monday as Georgetown and Northwestern universities announced that neither institution's law school would obligate applicants to take the widely required Law School Admission Test.