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Alum Donald Trump shows interest in 2016 presidential bid

(03/19/15 3:36am)

Wharton School‘68 alumnus Donald Trump believes that he is “the only one who can make America truly great again,” according to a statement announcing his creation of an exploratory committee for the 2016 presidential election. The high-profile real estate investor and co-producer and host of the NBC show “The Apprentice” has previously expressed interest in the presidency three times since 1999.

Penn Police join procession for fallen officer Robert Wilson III

(03/06/15 3:51am)

Helicopters swarmed and police lights flashed as a procession for fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III passed by campus around 38th and Spruce streets Thursday night. Wilson, 30, was shot at a North Philadelphia GameStop during an attempted robbery Thursday afternoon and died of his injuries at Temple University Hospital at 6:25 p.m.

UPDATED: Penn students interrupt Board of Trustees, calling out Comcast Exec. VP David Cohen

(02/26/15 7:26pm)

The shouts of Penn students echoed when they interrupted Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting to confront the Board of Trustees Chairman and Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen. But the advocates showed up only to find that Cohen was not in attendance.

Phi Delta Theta on probation following holiday photo

(01/09/15 5:10pm)

Penn’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta is currently on probation after a controversial holiday photo went viral, according to the fraternity’s international organization. The photo, released on Dec. 14, featured several mostly light-skinned members in holiday attire with a black sex doll. Following an investigation, the chapter is barred from participating in social activities until it completes cultural sensitivity and sexual and relationship misconduct education programs. 

UPDATED: Philadelphia Police capture man allegedly involved in five U. City assaults

(12/11/14 11:40pm)

The Division of Public Safety confirmed that a suspect matching the description of a man in four cases of assault is now in custody. The man was stopped by Philadelphia Police at 6:34 p.m. on the 4100 block of Pine Street in the midst of an alleged fifth assault on a female victim. There is no information currently available that the assault was sexual in nature.