Articles by Alex Zimmermann
Joke Issue: Finding Memo's: Mexican restaurant to come to campusDon Memo Mexican Restaurant will be coming to campus next month, the University announced Sunday.
Liquor police's Fling tactics raise legal questionsPractices similar to those employed by the state liquor enforcement police during last year’s Spring Fling weekend have raised legal questions as the division of the state police prepares to make a return to campus for this year’s event.
Penn Museum donates admissions proceeds to typhoon relief effortsThe University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology donated about $3,000 to typhoon relief this weekend, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation in the Philippines last month.
Proposal for grad housing at 40th and Pine supported at community meetingThe new proposal is designed to quell the concerns of those opposed to the demolition of the 150-year-old mansion. It will not require the demolition of the building.
Penn requests discrimination lawsuit to move to federal courtPenn has requested that a lawsuit against a former Penn Med employee who that she was fired because of her race and sexually harassed be moved to federal court.
Online Exclusive: 'Twas the night before listings‘Twas the night before listings, when all through the house, All the creatures were stirring, including the mouse.
Alex Zimmermann | Five steps to finding your own front doorSo you’re looking for a house. Glad to hear you want to live off campus — the college houses are convenient and have nice amenities (and lots of free food), but nothing compares to the independence of your own space, with no RAs or hall neighbors to bother you.
Conservative students begin campus publicationThe Statesman aims to broaden discourse on campus to include right-leaning perspectives.
Penn grad loses bid for city controllerDespite low turnout at the ballots on Tuesday, Democrats prevailed across the board.
Report defends Penn's economic impact on cityPenn and 11 other Philadelphia institutions of higher education commissioned the report, which touts the universities’ $850 million contribution in taxes and donations to city organizations.
Congress reaches deal, but Penn hurt by shutdownBoth faculty and students are experiencing holdups in research projects because of the shutdown.
Penn Dems campaign for out-of-state candidatesThis week, they held a phonebanking event for Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark running for Senate.
Wharton grad enters Pa. governor raceState Treasurer and 1989 Wharton MBA recipient Rob McCord threw himself into the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s race on Tuesday, ending months of speculation about a potential run.
School cuts hit local extracurricular programsThe school system is millions of dollars short of being able to meet its obligations this year, and that has forced schools to make cuts to staff and extracurricular programs.
SEPTA faces funding falloutsWithout an additional $6.5 billion in funding over the next 10 years, SEPTA will cut more than half of regional rail lines and convert trolleys to buses.
Penn connections emerge in 2014 Pa. gov. raceSeveral Democrats lining up to challenge Republican Tom Corbett in 2014 have Penn connections and will visit campus sometime this semester.
State Police issue 39 citations at Made in AmericaThe Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement issues 39 citations to minors at the two-day Made in America music festival in Philadelphia.
Liquor control officers to patrol Made in AmericaOfficers will be dressed in both plainclothes and uniforms.
Supreme Court delivers affirmative action rulingIn a 7-1 ruling delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ordered that Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin be reheard by a lower court because the fifth circuit court of appeals failed to “hold the University to the demanding burden of strict scrutiny” in its original decision.