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Following public outcry, Penn lifts hold on former Rhodes Scholar Mackenzie Fierceton’s master’s degree

(04/12/22 9:22pm)

Penn has released its hold on a master of social work degree from Mackenzie Fierceton — the former Rhodes Scholarship recipient who filed a lawsuit against the University following its investigation into allegations that she falsified her status as a first-generation, low-income student and survivor of abuse.

Asbestos concerns linger a year after Penn pledged $100 million to Philadelphia schools

(10/12/21 3:26am)

Nearly a year ago, University and city leaders pledged $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia in efforts to address the environmental hazards, including asbestos and lead, in the city's public school buildings. Now, as the schools continue to struggle with environmental hazards, various members of the Penn community are still hopeful the donation can help mitigate the issue — but worry that it may not be enough.