The fourth nor'easter of this month struck Philadelphia in two waves — first on Tuesday and second on Wednesday — and in response, many offices, schools, and businesses were forced to close.
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Thousands gathered at Penn on Tuesday to rally for the release of Philadelphia-native and notable rapper Meek Mill and to listen to a discussion about mass incarceration among celebrities, Mill's mother, Mill's attorney, Penn professors, and other leaders — and even Mill, who spoke briefly on the phone to the audience in Irvine Auditorium.
Seventeen years after graduating from Penn, the newly elected Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg returned to the Annenberg School for Communication on Monday evening to talk to students about his political career as a progressive independent.
A Penn Law professor is presiding over an internal collusion lawsuit between the National Football League and former starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The Neo-Nazi group linked to Samuel Woodward celebrated his alleged involvement in the homicide of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, a report says.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored by Penn Law School on Monday, in celebration of her 25 years of service on the Supreme Court.
An ongoing discrimination lawsuit between a former police officer and the University has been allowed to continue to a jury trial, despite Penn's efforts to dismiss the charges.
The suspect charged in the murder of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein was due to appear in court Friday afternoon. Samuel Woodward pleaded not guilty and his bail was set at $5 million, KTLA reported.
Penn Police officers have been working for six months without a contract and the president of their union said morale is at an “all-time low” as negotiations between the Division of Public Safety and the Penn Police Association have ground to a halt.
A reported robbery with a weapon at the CVS on the corner of 43rd and Locust Street prompted a UPenn Alert on the evening of Jan. 29.
A student at Drexel University reported at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday that she was sexually assaulted in her apartment on the 3400 block of Race Street, just north of the Penn Police patrol zone.
On the first stop of his national book tour, author Michael Wolff of the best-selling “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” described the Trump White House as "stupid people doing stupid things."
The frigid cold of the “bomb cyclone” has left students living on and off campus marred by broken heating, collapsed ceilings, black mold, and “waterfalls of water” caused by scores of burst pipes.
With the rise of social media and growing numbers of national protests, hotly contested debates over free speech in the context of religion, politics, privilege, and race have played out online and on the streets. This year saw free speech dominating headlines nationally as well as on Penn's campus. As the year comes to a close, here is a look back at what issues drove the free speech debate in 2017.
Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge was packed on Wednesday afternoon as dozens of students filed in to attend the University Council's its biannual open forum, which is meant to serve as a platform for any and all members of the Penn community to raise issues for discussion.
Every year, the student tour guides of the Kite and Key Society at Penn are tasked with selling Penn to the tens of thousands who visit its campus. Everything from academics to Greek life falls within the realm of topics that prospective students and their families might want to discuss. And while there are clear guidelines concerning how these student guides should respond to difficult questions, sometimes sensitive topics arise that warrant more complex answers.
In the rooftop lounge of Harnwell College House on Nov. 28, Penn students gathered to visualize the last time they emotionally confided in someone.
Free speech has been a hot-button issue at universities across the nation this year, and Penn is no exception. From the widespread campus backlash to Penn Law professor Amy Wax's controversial op-ed, to protests against anti-abortion groups campaigning on College Green, students have had much to discuss about free speech at Penn. And at the center of that conversation is perhaps none other than Penn's chapter of the Federalist Society.
The low turnout at University Council meetings has prevented it from proposing any policy resolutions since the beginning of the academic year.
An online petition from Penn freshmen is calling on the University to re-evaluate its dining plan policies and accusing administrators of the “simple robbery of students.”