Articles by Grace Ortelere

03/13/12 7:39pm

A 5,000-mile quest for love

Bent Button Productions, a student film production group, must raise $30,000 in donations by the end of March to fund the documentary they plan to make out of Luke Kelly’s journey to Brazil.
02/01/12 12:37am
Today begins Feb Club, a tradition that celebrates each day of the last month the senior class has together.
12/11/11 10:21pm

Division of Public Safety prepares for winter break

The number of police officers and AlliedBarton security officers will stay the same throughout winter break, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush
12/11/11 8:39pm
Neary was treated at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, where his neck was stabilized through a series of surgeries. His father, also named Joe Neary, told CBS on Friday that his son will be a quadriplegic.
12/09/11 12:54am

Virginia Tech shooting raises questions about UPennAlert

After two people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech on Thursday, Penn’s Division of Public Safety plans to prepare for the possibility of a similar event on campus.
12/08/11 12:43am

Crime Log: Nov. 25 - Dec. 1

Fraud Nov. 29 — A man and a woman unaffiliated with the University reported unauthorized uses of their debit cards at Savory, located at 3417 Spruce St.
12/08/11 12:38am

Greening vacant lots lowers crime, study shows

Greening vacant spaces in Philadelphia has been found to reduce crime, according to Perelman School of Medicine research.
12/06/11 9:55pm

Arrested Penn Occupiers have preliminary hearings

Preliminary hearings were held yesterday for the five members of the Penn community who were arrested in the Occupy Philadelphia protests on Nov. 30.
12/02/11 12:38am
School of Social Policy and Practice assistant professor Toorjo Ghose said he never expected to get arrested as part of the Occupy Philadelphia movement Wednesday morning and will fight the charges. RELATED: Occupy faces unknown future
12/01/11 2:34am

Penn occupiers freed after jail stay

Fifty-two people were arrested following a police raid of Center City’s Dilworth Plaza early Wednesday morning to evict Occupy Philadelphia protesters, including a Penn professor and four students. RELATED: OccupyPenn shows solidarity following arrestsVIDEO: What do you think of the Occupy eviction?EDITORIAL: A change of occupation
11/29/11 12:31am
2004 College graduate Kevin Neary who was shot in the neck two weeks ago has recently progressed to being able to breathe for a short period of time without a ventilator — but will still need more surgeries to stabilize his neck.
11/28/11 10:46pm

Penn helps students search off campus

Around 38 percent of undergraduates lived off campus last fall, according to Penn’s Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. For many of these students, questions arise during the search for off-campus housing.
11/27/11 9:52pm

Nearby abortion clinic physician charged with murder

The family of a woman who died at an illegal late-term abortion clinic formerly located a block from campus has sued the city.
11/18/11 12:54am

Robbery at 1920 Commons raises UPennAlert questions

Penn Police have identified a suspect who entered 1920 Commons Tuesday night and — with the help of a gun — made off with cash, the Division of Public Safety confirmed. INTERACTIVE: History of the UPennAlert system
11/18/11 12:41am

Victims struggle to report sexual abuse

A victim goes down a tricky path when trying to turn a sexual assault into a conviction. This was the topic of conversation at Thursday’s Penn Violence Prevention workshop, “Investigating and Prosecuting Sensitive Crimes.”
11/17/11 12:51pm

DPS, Penn work to prevent sexual assault

Penn’s Division of Public Safety works to prevent sexual assault from falling through the cracks like it allegedly did at Pennsylvania State University.
11/16/11 9:43pm

Second Mile Center mistaken for Sandusky's charity

Philadelphia native Gerald Sterrett’s charity near campus, the Second Mile Center, has been mistakenly associated with the nonprofit founded by former Penn State assistant football coach and alleged rapist Jerry Sandusky.
11/16/11 5:55pm
An armed robbery occurred at Starbucks in 1920 Commons at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. The suspect was armed with a gun and stole cash. No injuries were reported, and Penn Police is currently investigating the incident.
11/15/11 8:47pm

Crime Log: Nov. 4-Nov. 10

Crime log for Nov. 4 through Nov. 10, with an interactive map.
11/14/11 10:23pm

Philadelphia immigration center moves to University City

The Philadelphia office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will move into University City at 30 N. 41st St. by the end of 2012.
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