There were 30 alcohol-related hospital transports during the period between Aug. 25 and Sept. 3, up from 17 last year.
Meyer was a philosophy professor at Temple University and received his doctorate from Penn.
The robber wielded a weapon, but there were no injuries to the victim, who was unaffiliated with the University.
The Aurora, Colo., massacre gives a renewed sense of urgency over the role of firearms in American culture. Being situated near a hotbed for violent crimes, Penn students in particular have a big stake in the debate over gun control.
Check out what crimes happened on and around campus last week.
Last Friday at 1:40 a.m., a woman reported being physically and sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance at 419 South 40th Street.
Total crime saw a 24 percent increase from May 2011 to May 2012.
All summer I observed him work on his jump shot as I practiced my Yao Ming impression on my lowered hoop. Finally, on the first day of school, I introduced myself to him. Dharun Ravi and I have been friends ever since.
Since 2004, Fagin Hall has been running a similar program, which has reduced theft.
The Philadelphia Police Department is now using iWatch, a mobile application that allows citizens to text tips to the police without being identified.
The investigation following an armed robbery on a student which occurred on April 8 has come to a close.
With a new partnership between the library and the Division of Public Safety, in addition to shortened hours for non-Penn affiliated visitors, theft at Van Pelt has been on the decline. DPS and the library have been piloting a new visitor management system machine since last September, called “fast pass.”
This year’s Spring Fling weather brought more than just increased sunshine to campus. Total crime saw a 168-percent increase from last year — from 37 incidents last year to 99 this year.
Three months into the new year, crime in the Penn Patrol Zone has been declining. This March, total crime went down three percent overall in comparison to March 2011.
When dealing with panhandlers, DPS’s first approach is to speak to them personally, obtain biographical information and understand the problems the panhandlers are facing. They then ask them to “cease and desist.”
The strikers’ demands included an hourly wage raise in light of a new training certification program that would cost SEPTA $200,000 a year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Communications doctoral student Khadijah White was arrested in a protest Thursday and spent a day in police custody.
Philadelphia police fired gunshots in the area of 38th and Market streets early Thursday morning, and Penn’s Department of Public Safety issued a UPennAlert at 3:17 a.m.
Several bus riders have been robbed by Derrick Gilham, 44, who frequented SEPTA bus stops along Broad Street — particularly Olney
Three suspects were arrested at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night near the Quad after being pursued by Philadelphia Police for more than half an hour.