The petition comes after Penn's law school was renamed as "Carey Law School" following a $125 million donation from the W.P. Carey Foundation — the largest sum gifted to any law school.
"Most importantly, I'm just there to talk about big issues that are dividing the country and stimulate a lively debate," D'Souza said in an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian on Sunday. "And for the life of me, I don't understand why something like that should be controversial or frightening or pose security threats."
The protestors continued chanting outside the Inn for about 20 minutes after the meeting was shut down.
The meeting ended about 20 minutes early after student protesters drowned out the board members for more than half an hour.
The renaming was approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, the Board of Trustees Chair David Cohen and Penn President Amy Gutmann wrote in an email sent to all students.
“Social Impacts of Post-Socialist Transition and Policies for the Future” is designed to explore the histories of post-Socialist Eastern Europe from both academic and policy perspectives.
The suggested renovations to Steinberg-Dietrich Hall cover a 30,000-square-foot space. They would provide new spaces for the Wharton Behavioral Lab, the Wharton undergraduate division, private offices, and classrooms.
The University cited security concerns as driving their decision to shut down the event in the ARCH building and has not offered an alternative venue, Penn College Republicans leaders said. The club still intends to bring D'Souza to campus.
The board also proposed a potential joint master’s degree program that would involve collaboration from the Graduate School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Weitzman School of Design.
The College Hall construction will cost $5.4 million and will take place between December 2019 and June 2020.
Williams, who is also the co-founder of clothing brand Young Moguls, self-published “Breaking the System: Unlocking Your Limitless Potential” this summer.
PSG leaders aim to foster a space where students can learn about each of the six government branches and feel comfortable advocating their concerns to student representatives.
Four Penn graduate students were reportedly robbed.
A ruptured pipe caused the leak, according to an email from Division of Public Safety Executive Director of Operations Kathleen Shields Anderson.
On Tuesday, at least 1,058 students voted for mayor and city council positions. In November 2015, only 213 students voted on election day.
Many of the items Penn students and faculty use on campus end up in the wrong place. Here's how to properly dispose of styrofoam, light bulbs, and electronic waste on Penn's campus.
Vaughan spoke at Wharton Council's annual Business of Life lecture, which features members of the Wharton community with unique life stories and unconventional journeys to success.
In a discussion with Political Science professor Nicholas Sambanis, Swing shared his personal insights on the successes and challenges of U.N. peacekeeping missions.
Ojmarrh Mitchell argued that while racial profiling is often attributed to implicit bias, structural and institutional factors play a bigger role.
Along with Kenney's expected triumph, the victory of Working Families Party member Kendra Brooks in a City Council at-large seat was a milestone achievement that weakened Republican control in Philadelphia politics.