Articles by Cosette Gastelu
After delays, City expects completion of 38th and Spruce safety project this summerThe 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.
Crime Log: April 25 - May 1See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between April 25 and May 1, 2014.
Crime Log: April 18 - April 24See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between April 18 and April 24, 2014.
Today's UPennAlert system was seven years in the makingIn 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.
Plaintiffs in Pa. same-sex lawsuit ask court for decision before trialLawyers 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.
Final preparations for the Blackboard-Canvas shiftThe 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.
Crime Log: April 4-10There were 11 incidents of theft and three arrests from theft this past week.
Former basketball player charged with campus burglaries is no longer a student at PennTony Bagtas is currently in custody at the Philadelphia Industrial Correction Center.
A year later, Boston Marathon bombing victim is 'Stepping Strong'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.
DPS honors officers at ceremonyDozens of people assembled in Fagin Hall Wednesday evening for the Division of Public Safety’s Spring Commendations Ceremony.
Hearing postponed for College freshman facing charges for Quad burglaryA 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.
Changing Penn Law: An intellectual, interdisciplinary legacyNearly 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.
Former Homeland Security Director honored by alumnaeFormer 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.
Faculty have mixed opinions about Canvas switchAs 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.
Student charged in Quad burglaryA Penn student has been arrested for one of the eight burglaries that occurred in the Quadrangle on Saturday.
SPEC-TRUM spring concert to host three hip hop artistsAs 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.
Helping the homeless, one birth certificate at a timePenn Law Advocates for the Homeless meets at St. Agatha’s every week to offer pro bono services to dozens of homeless Philadelphians every Wednesday.
Crime Log: Mar. 1 - Mar. 6See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between March 1, 2014 and March 6, 2014.
Penn researcher arrested for burglaryFrank 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.