Articles by Hawthorne Ripley

02/28/20 9:33pm
Protesters held signs cut and painted to look like gravestones with epitaphs citing facts about the climate crisis and demanding that the University divest from fossil fuels.
02/19/20 8:29pm
Less than a week after news broke that the Fresh Grocer would close next month, Penn officials confirmed that they have signed a lease with Acme Markets to replace the Fresh Grocer's current location.
02/18/20 9:56pm
Many students find the store's closure unnecessary and criticize the University's decision to allegedly replace the Fresh Grocer with an Acme store, which they describe as less affordable. 
02/16/20 12:26pm
Penn — the store's landlord — and the Fresh Grocer have agreed to end the supermarket’s tenancy at 40th and Walnut streets after almost 20 years of operations.
02/10/20 11:55pm
Penn-sponsored air travel by students, faculty, and staff generates approximately 64,000 tons of carbon annually, accounting for 20% of Penn’s carbon emissions, according to an email sent by Penn President Amy Gutmann to Penn community members on Jan. 29.
02/01/20 12:26am
The announcement comes over a year after the University Council steering committee rejected Fossil Free Penn’s proposal to divest from coal and tar sands. 
01/20/20 11:18pm
Deputy Communications Director for the Office of the Mayor Lauren Cox wrote that no legal action has been taken but that suspending Penn's nonprofit water discount is on the table if Penn continues to violate the prevailing wage law.
11/18/19 9:24pm
The new building is managed by University Realty, which operates five other properties for Penn students on Chestnut and Walnut streets.
11/08/19 2:59pm
The meeting ended about 20 minutes early after student protesters drowned out the board members for more than half an hour. 
11/05/19 12:36am
Along with City Council races, Philadelphia residents will elect a mayor, sheriff, city commissioner, and will vote in several judicial races and on three ballot questions about Philadelphia and Pennsylvania policies.
10/27/19 10:37pm
ASAM has struggled with maintaining leadership since the founding director of the program left Penn in 2017. Park was named the ASAM program's interim director in 2018 and was set to serve for a year.
10/13/19 10:37pm
Philadelphia laws uphold renters’ rights on myriad issues ranging from discrimination, rental suitability, evictions without “good cause,” and other unfair rental practices. 
10/06/19 11:15pm
Frank Leone, a pulmonologist at Penn Medicine, said vaping does not break addictive habits and is not a healthy alternative to cigarettes.
10/06/19 11:15pm
Frank Leone, a pulmonologist at Penn Medicine, said vaping does not break addictive habits and is not a healthy alternative to cigarettes.
09/29/19 10:36pm
The first sit-in took place on Sept. 27 outside the office of President Amy Gutmann, with about 40 students and faculty members in attendance.
09/16/19 10:17pm
Since July, the city has informed Penn a second time that they are required to pay the prevailing wage of $15, but wages for security guards have not increased, said Gabe Morgan, vice president of the Service Employees International Union 32BJ.
09/05/19 10:48pm
The goal of RP@Penn is in part to decide cases that are in violation of the code of student conduct and use restorative practices to help resolve disputes in student groups.
08/28/19 10:38pm
Seven student groups and four community organizations distributed the guide to students throughout NSO including at Freshman Convocation.
08/26/19 6:01pm
The University is suing Bernie’s University City Restaurant and Bar for $1.6 million allegedly owed in rental fees for the restaurant, which is on University-owned land.
04/23/19 10:07pm
The Panera will have seating for 125 people, including community tables, soft seating, and a fireplace — in addition to an outdoor patio that seats 40 people.
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