Articles by Cosette Gastelu

05/13/14 2:05am

After delays, City expects completion of 38th and Spruce safety project this summer

The Philadelphia Streets Department expects that bumpouts will be installed this summer at one of Penn’s most problematic intersections, following two previous delays on the project.
05/06/14 8:27pm

Crime Log: April 25 - May 1

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between April 25 and May 1, 2014.
04/29/14 2:41pm

Crime Log: April 18 - April 24

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between April 18 and April 24, 2014.
04/22/14 9:11pm

Today's UPennAlert system was seven years in the making

In the minutes after shots were fired early last Tuesday morning at the Copabanana Restaurant, thousands of students and other University personnel found their cell phones vibrating or ringing with a UPennAlert informing them of the danger at 40th and Spruce Streets. But what many may not realize is that the UPenn Alert that was issued last week was the product of a process that began with the UPenn Alert’s inception more than seven years ago.
04/21/14 8:00pm

Plaintiffs in Pa. same-sex lawsuit ask court for decision before trial

Lawyers for plaintiffs who are seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage filed a motion for summary judgment in a federal court on Monday.
04/16/14 6:41pm

Final preparations for the Blackboard-Canvas shift

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries system is taking the final steps to prepare for Penn's change from Blackboard to Canvas, which will become permanent on May 30.
04/15/14 10:45pm

Crime Log: April 4-10

There were 11 incidents of theft and three arrests from theft this past week.
04/15/14 9:47pm
Tony Bagtas is currently in custody at the Philadelphia Industrial Correction Center.
04/14/14 9:56pm
After treatment from doctors in Boston and a nurturing environment fostered by the Penn community, College freshman Gillian Reny, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, can walk — with occasional pain — and is getting ready to cap off her first year at college.
04/09/14 9:07pm

DPS honors officers at ceremony

Dozens of people assembled in Fagin Hall Wednesday evening for the Division of Public Safety’s Spring Commendations Ceremony.
04/08/14 6:51pm

Hearing postponed for College freshman facing charges for Quad burglary

A hearing for College freshman Anthony Bagtas — the member of the basketball team who is facing charges for one of the eight burglaries that struck the Quad on March 22 — has been postponed.
04/08/14 6:43pm
Nearly 29 years after Michael Fitts arrived at Penn — 14 of which he served as dean of Penn Law School — Fitts is preparing to depart for his new post as President of Tulane University.
04/06/14 4:21pm

Former Homeland Security Director honored by alumnae

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano received the Beacon Award from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women in recognition of her commitment to the advancement of women and gender equity.
04/03/14 7:07pm

Faculty have mixed opinions about Canvas switch

As the University prepares to permanently switch to Canvas software on May 30, many faculty members are feeling mixed emotions about the end of Penn’s Blackboard usage.
03/27/14 7:37pm
A Penn student has been arrested for one of the eight burglaries that occurred in the Quadrangle on Saturday.
03/20/14 8:03pm

SPEC-TRUM spring concert to host three hip hop artists

As SPEC reveals the final details for this year’s Spring Fling, one of the organization’s sub-committees —SPEC-TRUM— is preparing to bring three of hip hop’s rising stars to campus next month.
03/19/14 10:33pm

Helping the homeless, one birth certificate at a time

Penn Law Advocates for the Homeless meets at St. Agatha’s every week to offer pro bono services to dozens of homeless Philadelphians every Wednesday.
03/11/14 6:39pm

Crime Log: Mar. 1 - Mar. 6

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between March 1, 2014 and March 6, 2014.
03/11/14 11:42am

Penn researcher arrested for burglary

Frank Stefano, a researcher in the biochemistry department of the School of Dental Medicine, was released from jail on March 6 after his $375,000 bail was posted.
03/07/14 8:45pm

Former teacher starts petition for 'Madison Holleran Law'

A retired New Jersey teacher has started a petition for a law named after College freshman Madison Holleran, whose January death was ruled a suicide.
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