Criminals don’t usually like the cold, says Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush. Not so this year. Despite low temperatures last week, Penn and Drexel police are facing a spike in armed robberies, with five armed robberies and one unarmed robbery reported between Feb. 7 and Feb. 15.
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Penn football wide receiver Cameron Countryman — who was arrested for simple assault and reckless endangerment on Oct. 7 — will not go to trial, newly released documents show.
Black campus groups are calling for Penn Police to adopt body cameras — but Penn Police says it will not be adopting the technology any time soon.
University’s behavior “negligence which could easily have been avoided.”
Though racial profiling has been highlighted recently in the media in the wake of Ferguson, the issue has been a point of controversy in the United States and at Penn for a long time. In 2003, for example, the issue erupted when a black associate master of a college house was pepper sprayed and handcuffed by Penn Police. As recently as Nov. 20, students critiqued the Division of Public Safety during a panel discussion over a photo that depicted a young black boy who had been tied to a tree by a Penn Police officer.
A female Penn student was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night by a man described as clean-shaven, black with dreadlocks and a white hoodie and jeans.
Class of 1983 alumnus and finance executive Eric Vandercar died Tuesday in a crash between a Jeep and the Metro North train he was riding home. He was 53 years old.
See what crimes occurred in the Penn Police Zone between Jan. 22 - Jan 29.
2014 was a busy year for criminals and the Penn police officers that fight them. From the murder at Copabanana to a crime spree that ended in a student arrest on 14 counts of burglary, last year saw a number of high-profile incidents. Behind the scenes, policing technology and undercover work by plainclothes cops helped catch many perpetrators and prevent violence — including a potential homicide.
Wharton and Nursing sophomore Samantha Noblejas is taking six and a half credits this semester. She balances her rigorous course-load with a Saturday morning rotation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she hopes to work in hospital administration.
On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. If reversed, the decision could impact a significant portion of the Penn community that identifies as LGBTQ.
Penn President Amy Gutmann responded to her participation in a protest that sparked national headlines at a meeting with The Daily Pennsylvanian staff Thursday afternoon.
Lightweight rower and 2014 College graduate Zack Seigel died on Saturday, Jan. 10 after a 15-year struggle with Crohn’s disease and a battle with lymphoma that began in February of 2014.
As temperatures dip below freezing in New York City, the family of College junior Timothy Hamlett has hired a private investigator to help find the missing former track and field athlete. Hamlett’s mother expressed concern that her son could be disoriented and in danger due to the weather. Medical testing immediately before his disappearance indicated the possibility of a brain cyst, though this had not been confirmed.
The family of College junior Timothy Hamlett — the former track and field athlete who went missing on Dec. 26 — disclosed more information on the investigation and Hamlett’s state of mental health. The Port Authority Police Tour Commander Lieutenant Brown confirmed that the former track and field athlete has yet to be found as of Friday morning.
Last week, African American law students at Harvard and Columbia petitioned their administrations to postpone law exams due to "traumatic effects," as a Columbia email put it, after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. Both universities agreed to accommodate requests on a case-by-case basis. At Penn, no such requests have been made.
This Thanksgiving, Engineering sophomore Ashok Rao had much to be grateful for.