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Student Life

02/18/15 1:19am
Penn’s mental health task force recommendations have provoked students to question whether the administration is taking the right steps to promote mental wellness at all.
02/18/15 1:15am
Ryan Keytack left to become director of Four-Year Houses & Residential Programs at Penn.
02/18/15 12:12am
For seniors who may have regrets about their first week of college, the Class Board 2015 is letting them do it “NSOver Again.”
02/17/15 4:01am
Created in the wake of six student suicides in 15 months, the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare released its final report on Tuesday.
02/17/15 12:50am
While half of the Ivy League, with Harvard most recently joining the ranks, rely on strictly defined policies to enforce sexual misconduct regulations, Penn’s 20-year-old policy lets social norms do the work.
02/17/15 12:17am
The Pope is likely to visit either a children's hospital or a juvenile prison while in the City of Brotherly Love.
02/17/15 12:16am
The idea of Black History Month does not sit well with some black students at Penn. While the holiday is meant to be a celebration of black history, these students contend there are negative implications of having a separate month to applaud the African-American narrative.
02/16/15 12:59am
The Nominations & Elections Committee is currently looking for mis- and/or under-represented student groups to sit on the University Council.
02/12/15 3:35am
Although males outnumber females in the Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences program by 18 percent, few see need for change.
02/12/15 1:21am
We’re embarrassed to admit that we can’t handle our alcohol. No one wants to be the person who can’t go out. Nobody wants to ask for help.
02/11/15 1:03am
Credit requirements for dual degree programs and compensation for nontransferable credits taken abroad drive students to stay on campus past the traditional four years.
02/09/15 12:32am
Fraternities are not guilt-free of partaking in the culture of excessive drinking and sexual misconduct, but we cannot expect to lay sanctions on them alone and consider the issue resolved. It is all too easy to lay the blame on the highly visible Greek societies that seem to dominate the social and party scene, but they are only part of the problem, not the problem itself.
02/09/15 12:28am
ANNEKA DECARO is a College freshman from Austin, TX. Her email address is
02/01/15 11:52pm
Financial Aid Director Joel Carstens said that students borrow because "it's available to them."
02/01/15 11:06pm
This semester, Penn Benjamins will focus on training counselors through the CAPS curriculum. The group will begin counseling students next fall.
02/01/15 11:03pm
Campus Maps, originally founded at the University of Maryland, uses an average of eight seconds to find directions for a campus location.
02/01/15 11:01pm
The newly published document includes information on completed projects from 2014, as well as projects that are still in the works and ideas currently under discussion.
01/30/15 12:00pm
Feb Club has arrived, allowing Penn seniors to celebrate their final semester with 22 nights of class bonding. To earn a spot on the plaque in Smoky Joe's Bar, seniors can't miss a single one.
01/29/15 1:03am
Brown's new alcohol policies restrict registered on-campus parties to public spaces like Penn's Houston Hall.
01/29/15 1:02am
In an article recently published on, Vogue’s online content, writer Hayley Phelan declared wellness becoming the new luxury status symbol.