Articles by DeAnna Kerley

03/13/12 2:45am

New liquor store to open on 43rd and Chestnut streets

A new liquor store is scheduled to open within the next few months in the 43rd and Chestnut streets plaza, University City Review reports.
03/01/12 3:59am

Students to walk out of class Thursday

Students throughout campus will participate in a student walkout March 1 at 1 p.m. organized as part of the National Day of Action for Education, which is sponsored by the Occupy movement.
02/29/12 4:58am

West Philadelphia Catholic High School to remain open

Archbishop Charles Chaput announced on Feb. 24 that with the help of $12 million donated to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the high school, along with three others, will be spared from closure. A portion of the donations will be given to each school.
02/21/12 4:47am
Students from universities throughout Philadelphia are preparing to mobilize as part of a walkout to take place on the National Day of Action for Education, a movement sponsored by the Occupy organization.
02/16/12 1:15am

West Phila. Catholic School closing elicits emotional response

As 49 Catholic high schools and elementary schools are slated for closure throughout the Philadelphia area this year, school administrators are being forced to say goodbye to the schools they are attached to.
02/14/12 5:37am
With approximately 355 students from kindergarten to eighth grade, about half the attending students live outside the catchment zone, Rockar said. The school has “room to grow,” she added.
02/02/12 4:19am

Penn and Drexel work together at expansion

While both Drexel and Penn have big plans for the future, both institutions are working cooperatively — but independently — to develop West Philadelphia.
02/01/12 1:01am

Bill for longer bar hours is under deliberation

The bill, proposed by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, would allow Philly bars to stay open until 3 a.m. — an hour later than the current closing time — and would donate the extra revenue toward the School District of Philadelphia.
01/30/12 2:10am

New bill proposes extending bar hours to 3 a.m.

A new Philadelphia City Council bill, which would allow local bars to remain open until 3 a.m., is being introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. The bill would extend the current closing time by an hour.
01/24/12 4:31am
In the past, the school allowed all students living within its catchment zone to enroll. This policy changed in the spring of 2011 when the school announced that it was at maximum capacity. GALLERY: Local residents camp out at Penn Alexander
01/23/12 12:28am

Closed liquor store had no building violations

Amid student surprise at the recent closing of Fine Wine & Good Spirits, details surrounding the building’s closure still remain a mystery.
01/19/12 6:00am

AGREE petition spurs disagreement among residents in Penn Alexander zone

Advocates for Great Elementary Education was founded in the spring of 2011 to protest an enrollment cap at the Penn Alexander School on 42nd and Spruce streets that was put in place due to overcrowding.
01/17/12 1:36am
As news of the store’s closing spread throughout campus, students speculated as to how they would now procure alcohol.
01/13/12 5:22am
In spring 2011, the school announced that it will no longer automatically accept students within its catchment zone due to overcrowding. At the time, the school district estimated that the school was at 72 percent of its maximum capacity of 815 students. GRAPHIC: Comparing Penn Alexander to nearby schoolsMAP: A look at Penn Alexander and its neighbors
12/12/11 12:10am

Student-designed robots go head-to-head in Engineering competition

Fifty-seven student-designed robots will go head-to-head in a competition that marks the culmination of a seven-project course.
12/05/11 1:07am
This past Friday, MNO hosted the fifth-ever Red and White Ball. The annual ball is held to raise money for a charity chosen by the MNO board. GALLERY: Red and White Ball 2011
12/02/11 4:57am

Engineering students to compete in startup competition

On Friday, Engineering juniors Pratham Mittal and Archit Budhraja will present “Newsance” — a website they created that aggregates news and social media — to judges in Asia via a virtual submission.
11/29/11 5:22am
While Penn continues to progress toward a more equal community, there are still significant changes to made.
11/22/11 4:33am
It was Jeffrey Lee’s cheery disposition that those close to him remember most fondly. Tears and laughter filled the Class of 1949 Auditorium of Houston Hall Monday night, where over 300 gathered to celebrate his life.
11/18/11 1:42am

Engineering students get hands-on training

“Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering,” which was piloted in 1999 by Engineering professor David Eckmann, gives students the opportunity to engage in a 10-week preceptorship, where they are paired with practicing clinicians in the field.
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