The petition has five demands as part of the reparations process including a formal apology from Penn President Amy Gutmann to the victims and their families and financial reparations for those affected.
Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut $32 million in funding from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is the 15th consecutive year that the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been ranked among the nation's top children's hospitals.
Penn has partnered with the City of Philadelphia to sponsor a lottery of cash prizes of up to $50,000 awarded to residents for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Black Restaurant Week, an event that showcases Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in the city, took place from June 4 to June 13.
Wingard graduated from the Graduate School of Education in 2000 and will be the first Black president of Temple.
The three winning teams were awarded grants of up to $100,000 to implement projects that address eradicating or reducing racism, achieving educational equity, or reducing health disparities.
The changes, which took effect on June 2, come as positive cases of the novel coronavirus have plunged to the lowest level in the city since fall 2020.
Together for West Philadelphia, a health equity nonprofit, gifted $72,000 to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide free COVID-19 tests and vaccines to communities most impacted by the pandemic.
Biden will visit 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia to push for his sweeping infrastructure proposal.
The protest was organized by Black liberation advocacy group MOVE, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, following the discovery that the Penn Museum stored the remains of at least one child killed in the bombing.
With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved again, Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania plan to focus on reaching vulnerable populations who have not yet been vaccinated.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city is changing the restrictions to help restaurant owners remain in business.
Only 15% of Philadelphia’s Black residents and 23% of Philadelphia’s Hispanic residents between the ages of 20 and 44 have received at least one vaccine dose.
Over the past three quarters, fatal overdoses increased 11% citywide, with the most growth among Black and Latinx populations.
Collective Climb, which was founded by 2020 College graduate Hyungtae Kim, 2020 Wharton graduate Kwaku Owusu, and 2020 College graduate Mckayla Warwick, was originally awarded the prize to fight poverty by utilizing Philadelphia’s community assets.
Alongside Penn, the collaborative includes 100 of the region’s largest employers such as Wawa, Drexel University, and Comcast.
Students who have been in West & Down and witnessed long lines outside the club expressed doubts about its enforcement of mask-wearing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
The vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
The Philadelphia Department of Health announced on Friday that everyone over the age of 16 would be immediately eligible for the vaccine, moving the city to phase 2 of vaccine distribution.