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July 4 Highland Park shooting injures Penn assistant professor, leaves students mourning

(07/21/22 3:35am)

Ashlee Jaffe had a flight back to Philadelphia on the afternoon of July 4, with plans to return to work the next day. Before flying home, though, she wanted to make sure that her son could witness his first July 4 parade – an event she felt was an “iconic childhood experience,” despite feeling conflicted with the current state of the country. 

Nearly 100 people protest Penn’s role in evictions of University City Townhomes residents

(02/24/22 3:59am)

Nearly 100 students and West Philadelphia residents gathered outside College Hall on Wednesday to demand that Penn prevent the eviction of residents from University City Townhomes — a housing development near Penn that is primarily occupied by Black and low-income Philadelphians — before the University Council meeting held that day.