Despite the brilliance embodied year after year by Daily Pennsylvanian seniors — or by most of us, at least — it’s plainly obvious that our farewell columns can be more than a little repetitive and, dare I say, uninteresting.
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In a possible suicide attempt, a woman climbed over a railing of the 10th floor roof at the parking garage at 40th and Walnut streets Sunday night.
A water main break at 38th Street and Woodland Walk Friday morning disrupted traffic in the area and affected the water pressure in many buildings on campus.
A federal committee ruled last month that the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology must return over 40 artifacts to the T’akdeintaan Clan, an Alaska Native community in Hoonah, Alaska, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
Last week, President Barack Obama ordered the Presidential Bioethics Commission, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, to review protections for subjects in federally funded scientific studies.
A second violent crime, in addition to a shootout at 40th and Locust streets that left one carjacking suspect dead and another in custody, occurred early Sunday morning.
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Wharton alumnus Jeffrey Perelman filed a lawsuit against his father, School of Medicine trustee Ray Perelman, and brother, University trustee Ron Perelman, alleging that his father improperly invested funds from a pension plan — with which they were involved — in a company Ron controls.
Former Marketing professor Scott Ward, who pleaded guilty to four counts of child pornography and one count of lying to the U.S. Department of State in 2008, faces resentencing following the decision of a federal appeals court Wednesday.
In an attempt to coordinate activities in the event of a possible “critical incident” on campus, Penn Police conducted a series of drills with other area law enforcement agencies and University departments on campus Wednesday morning, according to Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Stef Cella.
After a long streak of polls showing Democratic senatorial candidate Joe Sestak down by three to 12 percentage points, recent surveys suggest he shouldn’t be counted out quite yet.
Penn President Amy Gutmann will participate in a roundtable meeting today with Vice President Joe Biden and other university presidents to discuss job creation resulting from stimulus-funded research.
The Blarney Stone, a bar and restaurant at 3929 Sansom St., was ordered to close on Monday by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The restaurant will reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to owner Kevin Kearney.
President Barack Obama will speak at 1 p.m. today in Philadelphia for his second annual “Back-to-School Speech.”
Former President Bill Clinton will appear at 52nd and Chestnut streets today at 11 a.m. in support of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato.
School of Medicine and Wharton alumnus Louis Hampers, charged in a 655-count federal prescription fraud case, faces his first hearing in Richmond, Va., Friday afternoon.
The two suspects in last week’s bank robberies near campus are still at large, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Philadelphia division, which is in charge of the investigations.
The PNC Bank branch at 3535 Market St. was robbed at about 12:45 p.m. Friday, according to the Division of Public Safety.
The Panhellenic Council is one step closer to adding an eighth sorority to campus next spring.