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Philadelphia

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.
10/30/09 1:37am
The Local 234 Transport Workers Union voted last Sunday to strike if an agreement could not be reached with SEPTA by midnight Saturday.
10/29/09 4:27am

SEPTA prepares for possible strike

As SEPTA’s contract negotiations with Transport Workers Union Local 234 continue, the transit agency is preparing for the possibility of a massive strike if an agreement is not reached by the end of the week.
10/27/09 3:27am

Philly Fellows follow nontraditional paths

The fellowship program connects recent college graduates with nonprofit jobs in the Philadelphia area.
10/26/09 4:21am

Protestors rally for Climate Action Day

During International Day of Climate Action last Saturday, 4,800 rallies were held in 181 countries around the world to raise awareness for “350” — legislation that would require our world to reduce the rate of carbon dioxide to that which our environment can actually sustain.
10/26/09 2:56am

SEPTA forms Youth Advisory Council

The Council, a panel of students from area universities and high schools, is to serve as the transit organization’s “primary outreach” to students.