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Philadelphia

02/21/12 11:30pm
In our text-heavy world, fonts are everywhere — from the page you are reading to the sign on the building you are reading it in to the cellphone that you will likely fish out of your pocket at least once during these 668 words.
02/19/12 10:57pm
Newspapers are not going anywhere anytime soon. What I fear, however, is that the information within those papers, here in Philadelphia, will no longer tell the entire truth or even pretend to. Our view of the world will be narrowed, impaired and propagandized.
01/11/12 11:42pm
Costa Rica’s status as a tourist’s paradise has made it a divided country — one that leads a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of existence.
11/10/11 11:15pm

Nutter's re-election reinforces Penn, Philadelphia bond

The re-election of Philadelphia Mayor and 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter means another four years of positive relationships between Penn the city, administrators and students agree.
11/08/11 12:53am

Election day arrives in Philadelphia

Today, Penn students registered to vote in Philadelphia will have a chance to have a say in the future of the city. For some, the decisions they make on election day will out last their time at Penn. INTERACTIVE: Who’s running in Philadelphia?
10/19/11 11:25pm

Philadelphia Film Society finds place at Penn

Filmadelphia celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and according to Madison Cairo, Annenberg Center director of operations and special artistic initiatives, 63 screenings ­— just over half of the festival — will be held in facilities owned by the University.
09/25/11 11:28pm

Penn graduate fills School District superintendent spot

Leroy Nunery — a Penn parent, graduate and faculty member — was appointed acting chief executive officer and superintendent of the Philadelphia School District just before the start of the academic year.
09/15/11 11:52pm

Penn Park marks eastern frontier

Bounded by the cement and steel of urban traffic ways, Penn Park — which opened to fireworks and celebration on Sept. 15 — marks a historical development in Penn’s eastward expansion.
09/10/11 1:22pm

Philadelphia curfew extended again

Philadelphia Mayor and 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter has extended the weekend curfew once again to discourage violent flash mobs.
09/07/11 11:14pm

Penn Police unfazed by prospect of future flash mobs

A city-wide curfew designed to limit the number of violent flash mobs is likely to end in a few days, but Penn Police aren’t fazed by the prospect of flash mob appearances on campus.
08/30/11 10:09pm

City curfew spares NSO

Incoming freshmen need not worry that the temporary 9 p.m. Philadelphia curfew will interfere with New Student Orientation.
08/29/11 5:08pm

New Philadelphia curfew may impact young Penn students

A newly-enforced curfew in Philadelphia led to the apprehension of dozens of juveniles this past weekend.
08/29/11 4:59pm
Despite fearsome predictions and precautionary measures, Hurricane Irene left the Penn campus relatively undamaged.
08/04/11 2:34am
Passengers took 334 million trips using the service's system of buses, trains and trolleys in the 2011 fiscal year.
07/21/11 5:20am
A bicycle shop will move into the property that has been empty since Strikes Bowling Lounge vacated it last year.
07/21/11 5:08am

School of Social Policy wins $250K grant for culture database

The NEA awarded a $250,000 Our Town grant last week to a group that includes Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice to develop a Creative Assets Mapping Database for Philadelphia.
07/21/11 5:08am

Wharton alums purchase 76ers

A group of investors, led by 1986 Wharton graduate Joshua Harris, will pay approximately $280 million to purchase the Philadelphia 76ers basketball franchise.
07/14/11 5:46am
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter presented Ambassador of Japan Shigeyuki Hiroki with a check for $230,000 from the Philadelphia-Japan Disaster Relief Fund on Friday.
06/16/11 4:18am

Wharton grads may buy 76ers

A group of investors that includes two Wharton graduates may buy 90 percent of the Philadelphia 76ers for $280 million.
06/09/11 5:01am
Night Market Philadelphia, inspired by street markets throughout Asia, will come to University City Thursday night.