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Senior Column by Jessica McDowell | The last pageThere’s nothing sadder than the final page of a book.
Medical student's death ruled a suicideSecond-year medical student Ari Frosch died on Sept. 22. He had been on a leave of absence at the time.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to the Class of 2016: 'Your stories are essential'At Penn’s 260th Commencement this morning, playwright, composer and self-described “painfully aware” Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the “dear, terrified graduates,” encouraging them to live and tell the stories of their lives.
Students question administration's handling of Wharton junior's suicideNews of the suicide raised concerns among prospective as well as current students.
UPDATED: Wharton junior's death ruled a suicide, students mournKong died Monday morning at the 40th Street Station on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford line, according to an email sent to undergraduates by Provost Vincent Price and President Amy Gutmann at 2:22 p.m.
Joke Issue: DRL to close for $83 million in renovationsA fitness room and showers will be installed so students who dread the walk home never have to leave.
Four juveniles arrested after bike theft outside the high risesAround 9:15 p.m. on Monday, a male student alerted Penn Police to an attempted theft outside of Harnwell College House.
Top things we learned in our meeting with Amy GutmannEach semester, reporters and editors from The Daily Pennsylvanian meet with Penn President Amy Gutmann to discuss major initiatives and hot topics.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to speak at CommencementAward-winning composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda will deliver the Commencement address to the Class of 2016 at the May 16 ceremony.
UPDATED: OFSL administrator may have been misrepresenting his backgroundAssociate Director for Community Development Kenny Jones's academic credentials have been called into question.
UPDATED: Woman hit by car near campus, taken away in ambulancePolice tape blocks traffic on Locust between 40th and 41st.
Exchange students find home at PennOver the course of the 2014-15 academic year, Penn hosted 192 international students spending a semester or year abroad, according to a Penn News article.
Students recall their best and worst study abroad memoriesAs the semester draws to a close, students studying abroad took a moment to reflect back on their best and worst memories from their semesters.
Students studying in Paris recount horror of terrorist attacksLast Friday, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the city of Paris experienced the largest terrorist attack in its history.
The diplomacy of study abroad: When world events impact students' plansIn recent years, many students have changed or sometimes canceled their study abroad plans to reflect current international affairs.
Students struggle to befriend locals abroadWhile study abroad is often seen as an "immersive" experience, many students studying abroad say that, while abroad, they tend to find more connections among other American or international students than local students.
How studying abroad leads to new friendships back homeFor students studying abroad, the experience often comes with the extra challenge of being forced to find new friends more than halfway through their college experience.
HOUSING GUIDE | When it doesn't work: what happens when homestays abroad go wrongFor many students studying abroad, difficulties adjusting to their homestays is a reality.
HOUSING GUIDE | A window into study abroadPhotos from student's abroad housing provide a view into semesters away from Penn.
For students abroad, current events are seen in a different lightOn Monday, campus was abuzz with a Division of Public Safety notice warning students and faculty of a threat of violence against a Philadelphia university. More than 7,000 miles away, College junior David Scollan had barely heard anything about it.
Blog Posts by Jessica McDowell
Carly Fiorina seeks foothold in N.H. after losing spot on ABC debateRepublican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina thinks the game is rigged. That was her message to potential voters on Saturday when around 100 people gathered at Maple Avenue Elementary School in Goffstown, NH to hear the former CEO of Hewlett Packard speak.