While Penn’s relationship with the West Philadelphia community has been tumultuous in the past, last night a group of community leaders and educators discussed Penn’s recent focus on interacting positively with its neighbor.
Anyone who has almost been run down by a bike on Locust Walk will appreciate the new signs reminding everyone they cannot ride their bicycles on the core of campus from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The bus, which stopped at the corner of 36th and Walnut streets for two hours yesterday morning, has been to all 50 states, said C-SPAN spokesman Rodee Schneider. The bus and its crew are part of C-SPAN’s charge to “try to connect with folks across the country,” Schneider said.
It's not every day you go for a run and see 1,000 naked people riding past you on bikes, skateboards and unicycles.
But that's exactly what Engineering senior David Loewy saw as he jogged down the Schuylkill River last Sunday.
Middle school students from low-income areas in Philadelphia are taking part in Penn InnoWorks this week, an initiative run completely by undergraduate students that aims to inspire an educational interest in science and engineering.
On an average day at Penn, there's not much to see at David Rittenhouse Laboratories except linoleum halls and a giant periodic table. But on Monday the building doubled as a set for the untitled James L. Brooks movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.