Articles by Ece Yildirim
Five Guys, Raising Cane’s among five restaurants to open in University City in next yearDig Inn, El Taco, and Amma’s South Indian Cuisine round out the five restaurants that will open locations near campus in the coming months.
Penn faculty call for bolder University climate action and fossil fuel divestmentA Faculty Senate committee, which has an advisory role for Penn administration, released a resolution in an effort to raise more awareness to climate-related issues among faculty and University departments.
Many local businesses report significant uptick in sales with students back at PennThe Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to management at several local restaurants, food trucks, and bookstores about adjusting to the return of a large portion of their clientele — the students, faculty, and staff members of the Penn community.
From food trucks to restaurants, here’s where to eat on and around campus this semesterWith Penn's campus once again populated with students, many local restaurants have reopened their doors, and some have normalized their capacities and hours after closing or limiting operations due to COVID-19.
Academically Based Community Service courses adapt to year of virtual learningABCS courses, which are run by the Netter Center, typically interact with local public schools in West Philadelphia, communities of faith, and community organizations.
‘We cannot let this go unchecked’: Penn community honors victims of mass shootings at vigilThe vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
Food trucks on campus are still struggling despite campus reopeningThe Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to four local food truck owners about their experiences in navigating the pandemic.
Wharton will offer new entrepreneurship and innovation concentration in fall 2021The new concentration will be administered through the Management Department, and will provide course offerings spanning seven departments, including Healthcare Management; Marketing; Operations, Information, and Decisions; Legal Studies; and Real Estate.
Faculty, students deem Penn Global Seminar’s new virtual format a successWhile Penn Global Seminars include an abroad component either during winter break, spring break, or summer break, where students visit the country they learn about in class, the courses now follow the Collaborative Online International Learning format.
Penn announces plans for Quad and Stouffer renovations, new SEAS buildingUniversity officials announced the three projects are all set to begin construction in 2022 and will carry steep price tags.
Deans’ email discouraging pass/fail option amid pandemic leaves students disheartenedDeans' discouragement towards the pass/fail grading option has left students feeling disheartened with Penn's attitude towards mental health.
Perelman School of Medicine applications jump 21% as pandemic motivates future studentsThe pandemic has driven an increased number of medical school applications this year, with many prospective students inspired by firsthand experiences with COVID-19 and frontline workers' heroism.
In this week's crime log: Auto theft and stolen credit cards at PaneraIn this week's crime log, four thefts from Acme, a bike theft, and a confidential case of sexual offense were reported.
‘A moral evil’: Penn community condemns Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.Penn students participated in protests, including a Tuesday night march from Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia through Penn's campus to Clark Park, to demand justice for Wallace Jr., calling to defund the Philadelphia Police Department and have the officers who killed Wallace Jr. arrested and charged.
Robot salad stations and custom cakes: Acme amenities to check out at Friday's grand openingThe supermarket, which will replace The Fresh Grocer after its closure in March, features a variety of take-out stations including sushi and poke bowl, Asian hot eats, focaccia pizza, and BBQ. The store will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In this week's crime log: Trespassing at Van Pelt and Indecent Assaults on WalnutThis week's crime log is dominated by thefts and burglaries, as well as two cases of sexual assault.
Beloved food truck Magic Carpet launches GoFundMe to stave off closureThe truck's owners do not know if they will be able to stay open near Penn if the school does not re-open campus in the spring.
In this week's crime log: Smashed car windows and 30 missing sports drinksTheft and burglary dominate this week, along with two reports of disorderly conduct.
In this week's crime log: Burglary on Baltimore and stolen packagesIn this week's crime log — five thefts, two assaults, and a burglary from a private residence.