Articles by James Meadows
Degrees in the humanities have plummeted in the past decade as Penn students flock to sciencesFrom 2003 to 2017, Penn saw a 37.18 percent decline in degrees awarded in the humanities and a 19.57 percent decrease in degrees awarded in the social sciences.
No open investigation exists against Penn’s women’s groups, despite Title IX complaint filed in JuneThe National Coalition For Men has filed similar complaints against other universities, and there is no evidence the complaint will result in any consequences for Penn.
Penn is now one of two Ivies with no plans to pay their student tour guidesThere are approximately 150 guides currently in the Kite and Key Society, each of whom are expected to lead one campus tour a week.
Tuesday's midterm election was the biggest in recent memory. Penn paid attention.Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) was re-elected to the House, still serving as the representative for Penn's campus.
Trump touts America's strongest economy in speech at downtown Philadelphia eventTrump spoke to thousands of enthusiastic audience members at the annual convention for the National Electrical Contractors Association.
At Irvine, Susan Rice and H.R. McMaster discuss Russia, China, and the global orderFormer officials in both the Obama and Trump White Houses took the Irvine stage Tuesday afternoon as part of the Perry World House fall symposium.
Penn student medics are now armed with Narcan to counter opioid overdosesPenn's Medical Emergency Response Team initially asked to be equipped with the medication about a year ago.
Robbery reported Wednesday night at 34th and Spruce, near entrance of Irvine AuditoriumA UPennAlert was sent at approximately 8:30 p.m., and a subsequent 'all clear' was declared 15 minutes later.
Fate of Fresh Grocer hangs in the balance as it appeals the latest ruling in court case against PennThe Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of the University in the legal dispute in May, but The Fresh Grocer appealed the decision.
Penn Police responded to more than 160 crimes over the summerOver three months, the Penn Police responded to a number of incidents involving simple assault and package theft.
Following years of financial strain, Penn's "Pilam" is evicted from their chapter houseTheir chapter house on Walnut Street – sandwiched between Penn’s chapters of Pi Kappa Alpha (“Pike”) and Sigma Alpha Epsilon (“S.A.E”) – will be handed over to Drexel’s chapter of Pi Lambda Phi.
Suspect apprehended in string of West Philadelphia sexual assaultsThe Philadelphia Police are currently investigating the string of assaults and urges anyone with information to come forward.
At campus Starbucks, Penn grad student is alleged victim of stuttering discriminationOn June 27, a Penn graduate student was allegedly mocked for his stutter by staff at a University City Starbucks. The National Stuttering Association also responded to the alleged incident, which circulated around social media.
Police altercation at Phila's Walnut St Cinemark leaves family protesting racial injusticeOn June 22, a black family went to see the 7:45 p.m. showing of "Jurassic World" at the Cinemark at the intersection of 40th and Walnut streets. After a couple hours, they were surrounded by six police officers.
A robbery at the TD Bank on Walnut St. prompts UPenn Alert on Wednesday afternoon“I cannot judge if [the perpetrator] is experienced or not, but what I can tell that he is trying his best to evade authorities,” Maureen Rush, the Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of the Penn Police, said.
Student Gov't budget will exceed $2.5 million for first time, but some groups see major cutsOne of the only groups to see a significant increase in funding was the Social Planning and Events Committee, allocated $1 million, marking a $70,000 increase from this past year.
At 'Immigration Town Hall,' community gathers to weigh Penn's role in immigration policyThe event discussed the intricacies – and ambiguities – of sanctuary city policy and Penn's role within the immigration debate.
How Penn Police union struck a deal with the U. after working six months with no contractThe new terms of the three year contract, will provide a pay increase for officers, changes in officer pension plan, and includes new language allowing officers to review body camera footage during disciplinary hearings.
Penn announces contract with police union at a ceremony recognizing campus serviceThe contract between the PPA and the University expired on July 31, 2017 and until this point had not been renewed since representatives from the union and DPS had not been able to agree on the terms of the contract.