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A man with a machete entered Van Pelt Library around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and was promptly arrested. He was taken into custody on the fourth floor of the library and had a box cutter, machete and stolen ID card in his possession.
On Friday around 12:30 p.m., taxi drivers, black-car Uber drivers and other local residents gathered to protest the stagnant state of licensing in Philadelphia and what they perceive to be exploitative practices carried out by Uber.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, two men robbed a Penn-affiliated man near 41st and Pine streets at gunpoint, the latest in a string of West Philadelphia robberies.
"Thanks, I will keep that in mind," I said before hanging up the phone, after being on call with my father. He had been giving me advice for a job interview tomorrow. It was just after 7:30 p.m.
Overall crime is way down on Penn’s campus, thanks to a series of programs.
Engineering graduate student Stephen Kyle Wilshusen died over winter break, an email to the Engineering community from Dean Vijay Kumar announced Monday morning. He was 25 years old and from Boulder, Colo.
Wharton freshman Thomas Tercilla, known as Tommy to his friends and family, died on Sunday in Miami. Wharton Undergraduate Division Vice Dean Lori Rosenkopf sent an email to Wharton undergraduates on Monday afternoon, notifying them of the tragedy.
For the ninth consecutive year, Penn was ranked as the best in safety and security by Security Magazine.
One professor’s legal victory means more content and less confusion for massive open online courses throughout the country.
A man died Sunday afternoon by jumping off the Walnut Street Bridge near 30th Street Station.
“He’s an outgoing guy, but not someone I would expect would try to burn down a house,” Wharton junior Jen* said of College and Wharton sophomore Lorenzo Bonfiglio.
On Veterans Day, members from all levels of Penn’s safety and security community gathered for a night of remembrance, initiation and commendation.
Compared to last October, the previous month has seen a major downward trend in crimes against property, with an increase in forcible sex offenses in the month of October.
Praise from all levels of the Philadelphia community was heaped on Penn Police and the Division of Public Safety during Thursday’s public accreditation hearing.
College and Wharton sophomore Lorenzo Bonfiglio, the student arrested last week for allegedly committing arson at the Psi Upsilon fraternity house, also known as Castle, is being charged with 24 criminal counts by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Nineteen of the counts are for recklessly endangering another person, and the remainder are for simple assault, possible instrument of crime with intent, criminal mischief, causing catastrophe and arson — danger of death or bodily injury, according to court documents.