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02/18/11 3:23am
The fire, which broke out at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, was the second in two days in the area and resulted in two hospitalizations.
02/17/11 1:11am

New study quantifies value of Phila. religious institutions

A study by Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Policy and Practice Ram Cnaan sought to measure the economic value — or “halo effect” — of 12 religious congregations in Philadelphia.
02/16/11 8:58pm

No students hurt in West Phila. fire

A fire around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in a transitional living home at 45th and Spruce streets resulted in evacuations and two hospitalizations.
02/10/11 4:33am
Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with the murder of one woman and seven babies, faces a possible death penalty if convicted.
02/09/11 3:23am
Vice President Joe Biden said the plan is necessary to remain competitive with countries that already have highly developed cross-country transportation systems.
02/09/11 2:37am
A Travel and Leisure poll claims that Philadelphia is the third rudest city in America. Penn students and employees, however, object to these findings.
02/08/11 2:55am

Nutter launches volunteer challenge

On Jan. 22, Mayor and Penn alumnus Michael Nutter launched the 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge at the Philadelphia Free Library. The challenge, announced by the accompanying website, was set in motion to spearhead the administration’s top 10 volunteer priorities for 2011.
02/06/11 11:11pm

Miss Black Pennsylvania 2011 promotes women's heart health

Jillian Pirtle, Miss Black Pennsylvania 2011, visited Penn Medicine’s Heart and Vascular Center Friday for National Wear Red Day, a part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign designed to empower women to take charge of their own heart health.
02/04/11 3:24am

Rape crisis center slated to open in North Phila.

A new rape crisis center will be established this spring, which will streamline help and greatly shorten wait time for victims in the Penn and Philadelphia communities.
02/03/11 1:13am

PennDesign members contemplate high-speed rail

The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing in New York to discuss the possibility of high-speed rail development in the Northeast corridor.
02/02/11 5:16am

Counting the Philadelphia homeless

At midnight on Tuesday, 40 volunteers — including two Penn students — went into Philadelphia to count the homeless as part of an initiative led by local nonprofit Project HOME.
01/28/11 5:27am

SEPTA to implement electronic fare system

SEPTA announced Thursday in a press release that they will borrow $175 million dollars from the nonprofit Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation to implement an electronic fare system that can abolish tokens once and for all.
01/27/11 6:39am

In U. City, homelessness a fact of life

Even the 12-inch snowstorm Wednesday night hasn’t stopped local panhandlers from coming to Penn to solicit students at 2 a.m.
01/27/11 1:13am

With borrowed funds, SEPTA hopes to revamp system

SEPTA's board will vote Thursday on a measure allowing it to borrow $250 million to finance the purchase of new railcars and the reconstruction of a Regional Rail station.
01/26/11 2:34am
Hand2Paw, founded by College junior Rachel Cohen, brings together homeless youth and homeless animals to foster care, responsibility and mutual support.
01/25/11 6:16am
Robert Cohen was in the Poconos with his family when he watched his apartment complex, at 48th and Walnut streets, burn down on the news.
01/20/11 3:51am

Nutter campaign aims to increase financial aid awareness

Last Thursday, Philadelphia Mayor and Penn alumnus Michael Nutter announced that more high-school students will be receiving the information they need to apply for and receive financial aid through the Philadelphia College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign.
01/18/11 3:58am
Members of the Penn and Philadelphia communities participated in a rally Monday afternoon to stand up for individuals facing deportation from the United States.
01/11/11 12:16am
A large fire broke out in the Windermere Court apartments at 48th and Walnut streets Monday afternoon. The fire sent up a large plume of dark smoke visible from campus.
12/12/10 10:01pm

Penn students, doctors support local health center

While some Penn students help Sayre High School students improve SAT scores and GPAs, others engage in health-based community service through the Bernett L. Johnson Sayre Health Center, a full-service primary care facility located on site.