Articles by Breanne Medford

12/08/11 9:36pm

'LGBT Colors Project' released first-ever issue on Thursday

A student-run magazine and a performing arts group are part of an ongoing arts initiative that has taken place within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this semester.
12/08/11 12:00am

Students plan to form student group on economic diversity

A student group may be formed by March that will serve as a forum for the discussion of the representation of different socioeconomic classes at Penn. Data on the 2008-09 academic year showed that Penn placed below peer schools with respect to its proportion of low-income students.
12/04/11 10:21pm

Penn's LGBT community applauds Respect for Marriage Act

If approved by the House of Representatives, the legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines a legal union as one between only a man and a woman. INTERACTIVE: Gay marriage across the states
12/01/11 10:36pm

Student groups open dialogue on HIV/AIDS

In recognition of yesterday’s World AIDS Day, various campus groups held events to raise awareness and educate community members about matters of prevention.
11/30/11 9:54pm

Q&A with Hugh Hamilton

The Daily Pennsylvanian sits down with the Lamba Alliance’s incoming chair, College sophomore Hugh Hamilton.
11/29/11 12:29am

Housing for the down and out-of-luck

When students don’t receive their ideal accommodations, they usually turn to off-campus options. However, off-campus choices may prove to be just as difficult.
11/28/11 10:45pm
Engineering junior Michelle Leong was recently elected chair of the Asian Pacific Student Coalition. Leong will lead the Asian umbrella group for the next calendar year.
11/17/11 10:02pm
Thirty-five women faculty members from the forum gathered to discuss gender biases and stigmas at the seminar, “Removing the Gender Hurdles that Hinder the Pace and Success of Women Faculty in Higher Education.”
11/14/11 11:51pm
Students and staff have been working to increase the number of gender-neutral bathrooms across campus.
11/09/11 10:03pm

Love Your Body encourages healthy self-perception

The National Organization of Women’s Love Your Body campaign is taking place at Penn this week. The campaign touches on body image issues such as eating disorders which are prevalent in university settings.
11/08/11 10:05pm

Medical Emergency Response Team kicks off Collegiate EMS Week

This week is Collegiate EMS Week, which kicked off on Monday with National Collegiate CPR Day. MERT members handed out flyers on Locust Walk “to encourage people to take our CPR class and become certified,” College senior and MERT Community Outreach officer Kendra Hypolite said.
11/01/11 9:26pm
After long-time Director June Chu departed from the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Asian American umbrella organization has named Meeta Kumar the interim director of the organization.
10/26/11 11:11pm

Thai floods displace Penn families

Flood waters that have been rising in Bangkok, Thailand, since July have displaced family members of Penn students. The Thai student association PennThai has been fundraising to aid those affected.
10/26/11 10:52pm
The all-female comedy troupe Bloomers joked that the CEOs of Google, Apple and Facebook will be present at their fall show, opening Thursday night. The show, titled “Goopleface: OCR We There Yet?”, will take a look at corporate America. GALLERY: Photos from behind the scenes of Bloomers’ show
10/24/11 10:55pm

Penn athletes pledge to tackle homophobia

Last week, Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia and Heterosexism introduced the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network Sports Project Challenge Team Respect Pledge to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
10/20/11 11:56pm
Around 50 people marched from the Liberty Bell at 5th and Market streets to the United States Courthouse. GALLERY: Philadelphia DREAM Act march
10/19/11 9:08pm

Q&A with comedian Hari Kondabolu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian on Wednesday before his performance in Houston Hall.
10/16/11 10:33pm

Asian Pacific American Heritage Week aims to 'redefine'

On Monday, the 19th Asian Pacific American Heritage Week will attempt to “redefine” stereotypes. “What it means to be Asian American has changed over those 19 years,” College sophomore and APAHW Logistics chair Nishat Shahabuddin said
10/13/11 10:48pm

Lactation stations at Penn 'an official priority'

For many new mothers at Penn, the struggle to find a space to breast feed their child or pump their breast milk may soon come to an end. INTERACTIVE: Map of lactation stations around campus
10/13/11 10:05pm

Study points to racial disparities in cancer treatment publicity

A recent Penn study revealed that African-American news publications are less likely to fully report on cancer treatment than mainstream media.
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