The Trump administration announced a new framework for immigration policy at a press conference on Jan. 25.
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A Penn alumna, who played an integral role in the founding of Penn's Asian American Studies program, died on Jan. 19. Yoonmee Chang received her Ph.D. in English from the University in 2003.
In another blow to the international community, the Trump administration announced on Jan. 8 that it would end the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvador, which currently allows for over 200,000 immigrants to live in peace in the United States. The protected status for Salvadorans will officially end Sept. 9, 2019.
A federal injunction that was issued Tuesday, Jan. 9 temporarily blocked the White House's plans to rescind Obama-era protections for young undocumented immigrants. But some Penn students affected by these policies still worry that their futures remain uncertain.
The main minority coalition groups on campus, commonly known as the 5B, have elected new boards and are focusing on maintaining advocacy efforts and promoting inter-group collaboration this year. The Daily Pennsylvanian interviewed the newly-elected leaders of each group to discuss their proposed goals and priorities.
In recent years, as various universities have stepped forth to acknowledge early institutional ties to slavery, Penn has remained steadfast in asserting that it does not have a history of direct involvement with slavery or the slave trade. Now, new undergraduate research places this assertion into doubt.
Amid the ongoing fallout from sexual assault allegations in the film industry, many Penn students taking cinema studies courses are reconsidering how certain films should be addressed in the classroom.
Student Health Service has administered tests for sexually transmitted infections for years, but some students see the lack of privacy and the cost of certain screenings as barriers to getting themselves tested.
Hundreds of Penn students and faculty members packed into the Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre on Nov. 29 to hear from Chelsea Manning, a controversial LGBTQ rights activist and former United States Army soldier, who was sent to prison after releasing sensitive military documents to WikiLeaks.
Since the beginning of the Trump administration, students and faculty at Penn have kept a close watch on shifts in United States immigration policy. Now, another recent change has sparked worry on campus.
As students make the final tweaks to their spring semester schedules, some have noticed a discrepancy among language courses in terms of fulfilling General Requirements.
Approximately two dozen Penn students gathered on College Green on Nov. 9 to participate in the National Day of Action for a Clean Dream Act, which inspired walkouts and protests at 30 schools and 10 states across the country.
This year, 43 Penn students will travel to Yale University for the eighth annual IvyQ conference. The conference, which was first held at Penn in 2010, aims to bring together students in the LGBTQ community from schools across the Ivy League
The Weingarten Center is teaming up with the Tutoring Center and the Greenfield Intercultural Center to provide study sessions for first-generation low-income students on campus.
Student groups apply to umbrella organizations for representation at Penn — but not all are admitted
At Penn, umbrella organizations are often established with the goal of providing representation for individual student groups, though the application processes to join some of these these coalition organizations can be more selective than students might think.
The new Phila. director of LGBT Affairs plans to heal the city's LGBT community after a year of division
Philadelphia is currently one of the only cities in the nation to have an LGBTQ office. And for years the city has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index. But amid recent divisions drawn over racial discrimination in Philadelphia's gay community, Amber Hikes, the new executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, wants to unite and reignite the city's advocacy for LGBTQ residents.
Many students at Penn think about internships in the context of the summer, but some opt for a less common route and take leaves of absence during the school year to pursue professional opportunities.
Penn Violence Prevention is adding a new resource to its list of programs designed to combat sexual violence on campus.
Hundreds of people joined together Sept. 30 to attend the March to End Rape Culture in Philadelphia. The march, which started at Thomas Paine Plaza, included speakers from prominent organizations like Take Back the Night, which advocate for an end to sexual assault and provide resources for survivors.
Huntsman Hall was particularly crowded on Sept. 29 and Sept 30., as some 20 company recruiters talked to hundreds of black Penn students from all undergraduate schools.