I am a sucker for good endings. (Perhaps that’s why I like the slow build-up of British novels — the focus of my very first English class at Penn that got me hooked on the department.) I think most Penn students would agree. After all, many of us got here through a display of delayed gratification, grinding hard during our teens for the sweet reward of a college acceptance. My high school years did not have real hardships, but on a day-to-day basis it was a little isolating to take different classes from my friends and spend my nights studying instead of socializing.
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Fraternities at Penn and across the country will not be permitted to serve hard liquor in their houses or at any event by September 2019.
Over a number of tumultuous months, University officials have overhauled the structure and leadership of Penn's Fels Institute of Government, prompting swift criticism and calls for increased transparency from students and alumni.
What was formerly known as "Wynn Commons" will be renamed "Penn Commons," the University confirmed in a statement.
As Penn students continue to petition for the University to suspend operations during the Super Bowl parade on Thursday, institutions across the city are announcing closures in light of the celebrations.
This year, Spring Fling will no longer take place in the Quad, Penn's Social Planning and Events Committee announced on Jan. 28.
A new public survey on sexual harassment in higher education has pointed toward a range of alleged incidents at Penn. One respondent said her Penn professor hugged her and caressed her neck even when she tried to break free; another wrote that "in a sick moment, [her professor] stuck his tongue inside [her] mouth."
Penn has appointed Matt Sessa as the executive director of Student Registration and Financial Services.
A woman is in critical condition at Presbyterian Hospital after a double shooting in West Philadelphia, Fox News reported.
Provost Wendell Pritchett
Activism has been a cornerstone of the Penn student experience for years, and 2017 was no different. Throughout the year, undergraduate and graduate students penned more than a dozen strongly worded letters and collected thousands of signatures for a wide range of issues.
Performing arts groups have long struggled to secure rehearsal and performance space at Penn, but this semester the task has become even more challenging.
Since a racially-insensitive incident at Penn's chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity sparked backlash on campus 10 months ago, students have indicated that it is sororities, rather than fraternities, that are taking the lead on improving diversity and inclusion within the Greek community.
Two years after it left campus in 2015, a historically black fraternity has been revived on Penn's campus.
The election of Democrat Larry Krasner as Philadelphia's new district attorney was a significant one for the city. Penn students and faculty have differing views on what Krasner's leadership might bring.
Numerous Penn students filed into various locations on campus last week to elect several important city leaders. However, some student groups were actively involved in the election weeks before it even occurred.
The Intercultural Greek Council, Penn's governing body of culturally-based fraternities and sororities, took a major step toward encouraging interactions between IGC member groups on Nov. 8.
Penn hosts weekly 'office hours' to clarify social event policies, but most students don't know they exist
The implementation of recommendations from Penn's Task Force for a Safe and Responsible Campus Community has left many students confused and unsure about how to navigate these new policies.
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff strolled into the Zellerbach Theatre at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 for a University-wide "Campus Conversation," organized by Penn's top administrators. The event was announced two weeks ago as a discussion on what the school can do to foster resilience in the face of student deaths, natural disasters and political instability.
After various failed attempts to get Penn to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, Fossil Free Penn is changing its protest tactics to adhere to University regulations.