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Philadelphia

02/03/10 6:30am
In an effort to promote higher education among West Philadelphia high schoolers, Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships matched adolescents with advisors Tuesday as part of Shadowing Day.
01/29/10 5:27am
A group of about 50 protesters blocked off the junction outside the Federal Building. The rally was among a series of protests aross the country calling for a freeze on foreclosures.
01/27/10 5:23am
What began with filling up to-go boxes in the dining halls and bringing them to homeless people has expanded into More than Pennies — a project dedicated to fighting hunger in Philadelphia.
01/20/10 5:42am
Despite talk of fare hikes, SEPTA is still far from making any decisions.
12/14/09 12:55am

CHOP healthcare workers allege unfair firings

Nine employees at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were fired Dec. 4 allegedly for refusing to be vaccinated against influenza.
12/10/09 3:48am

Dental School uses grant money for community outreach

A Penn Dental School initiative aims to provide 120 children with dental sealants by the end of March 2010.
11/18/09 4:02am

Experts discuss homelessness with SP2 students

Tuesday afternoon in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, experts spoke about the problem of homelessness in Philadelphia to a group of Master of Social Work students interning for the Homeless Health Initiative.
11/17/09 5:17am
Terrell Crumpton, 20, and Diandre Rodinson, 21, were panelists at a discussion on the child welfare system, homelessness and poverty last night at the Civic House.
11/17/09 4:51am

Lessons from past shape future expansion

Administrators see Penn growing upwards in addition to outwards and are eager to avoid repeating the negative consequences of Penn's westward expansion during the 1960s.
11/13/09 5:47am

Penn works to engage with area

The turning point for Penn’s relationship with its neighbors was the merger of existing programs into the Netter Center for Community Partnerships in 1992. Still, some tension endures.
11/11/09 5:43am

SEPTA strike plan a success

With SEPTA back on track, students and commuters are returning to normalcy in their travels around the city.
11/11/09 5:43am

Uncovering hidden histories

The University's master plan for post-World War II expansion has been a source of historic tension with the surrounding community.
11/09/09 5:16am

SEPTA strike ends, service resumes

The strike of Transit Workers Union Local 234, SEPTA's largest union, has ended. Buses, subways and trolleys are expected to run Monday morning.
11/05/09 5:59am

Woody's owner discusses clubbing in the Gayborhood

Wednesday night at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, the Queer Student Alliance hosted Tre Rios — the owner of nightclubs Woody’s Bar, Voyeur and Palmer Social Club — to speak about the life of managing clubs that are “open to all lifestyles.”
11/05/09 5:09am
Wawa Product Development Director Lynn Hochberg spoke at Steinberg-Dietrich Hall Wednesday as part of the Weiss Tech House’s Innovation Week.
11/04/09 4:23am

Penn responds to SEPTA strike

Penn partnered with Drexel and and the Health System to add a shuttle service to help employees reach campus during the SEPTA strike.
11/03/09 5:47am

Union strike shuts down SEPTA

The early-morning announcement of a strike by SEPTA's largest union halted service on all subway, trolley and bus lines within Philadelphia.
11/02/09 2:40am

Donohue speech spurs rally for climate change

College sophomore Zachary Bell and a small group of Penn students spoke out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s attempts to block climate change legislation this Friday at a rally in Center City.
11/02/09 1:00am

With talks, SEPTA avoids strike

Thanks to intervention by Gov. Rendell, Mayor Nutter and U.S. Rep. Brady, workers did not strike, and reportedly are close to a deal with SEPTA management.
11/01/09 10:29pm
Fox invited the Glee Club and Quaker Notes to sing outside Citizens Bank Ballpark before game three of the World Series Saturday night.