On Monday morning, the University launched a 24/7 hotline that Penn community members can call for mental health and wellness resources.
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Leading up to and during this Thanksgiving break, many Penn students joined the national protest against a grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, for shooting Michael Brown, a black teenager.
Mazel tov, Hillel! Steinhardt Hall, home of Penn Hillel, celebrated its 13th year on campus in style on Saturday in traditional Jewish fashion — with a bar mitzvah.
The leader of the Catholic Church will be coming to Philadelphia next year. And nearly everyone is excited.
Sybrina Fulton , mother of the late Trayvon Martin, and civil rights leader Michael Skolnik will speak at Penn next January as part of a week-long commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Civic House Associates Coalition, an umbrella organization for community service groups on campus, plans to restructure the way it governs next semester in a move aimed to address issues with the current system.
Leong Ying, a nuclear physicist, business development manager and author, is scheduled to speak at the Wharton China Forum this Saturday about the American and Chinese shale fracking industries.
Nearly 30 students protested the University’s investments in fossil fuels outside the Board of Trustees meeting last week.
For African international and first-generation students at Penn, Ebola is more than just a news topic.
For the last 10 years, Hank Essex has protested against the “corruption and demoralization of America” at the corner of 36th and Walnut every week — right in front of the Penn Bookstore.
Penn Hillel’s Jewish Renaissance Project was recognized by a Jewish donor guide as one of the most innovative Jewish initiatives in the country.
When the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago last week, it only had seven rooms.
Penn was honored as one of four finalists in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge in Washington, D.C., last month.
When the Iraqi government was overthrown, looters destroyed religious and cultural artifacts. Now with chaos reigning in Syria, Penn researchers are trying to preserve Syrian heritage before its remnants are destroyed.
A newly revived group for queer religious students is gaining ground at Penn.
When 310,000 people marched on Sunday to pressure global leaders attending the United Nations summit on climate change to dramatically lower carbon emissions, a contingent of Penn students took to the streets of New York to stand in solidarity with the protesters.
Danielle Bassett, a physicist and Skirkanich assistant professor of innovation in the Bioengineering Department, was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow on Wednesday.
Meor, an independent Jewish organization at Penn, has offered students a $400 stipend to participate in its Maimonides Leaders Fellowship program since its founding in 2004. But this year, Meor agreed not to offer stipends after Chaplain Charles Howard raised concerns that parents have had over the practice.
“Is it possible to reconcile the theory of evolution and faith in the Quran?” That was the question Yasir Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at the AlMaghrib Institute, posed to a Huntsman Hall audience on Friday night.
Kameelah Rashad , a 2001 Graduate School of Education graduate who mastered in counseling and psychology returned to Penn last January, in part, to improve mental health on campus through religion.