Articles by Kamille Houston
7B groups in discussions to relocate Penn cultural centers to ARCH, VPUL buildingsAt the town hall, representatives from the 4B discussed the pros and cons of moving the cultural centers, and students shared their thoughts on the proposal.
Penn enters agreement to purchase McDonald's on 40th and Walnut streetsThe location will be renovated into a mixed-use office building, according to Executive Director of Real Estate Ed Datz.
Penn community demands justice for 1985 MOVE bombing victimsThe University was the subject of national controversy when it was discovered that the Penn Musuem was in possession of the remains of a victim from the 1985 MOVE bombing.
6B minority coalition groups expand to include Natives at Penn, forming the 7BNatives at Penn is the second organization to join the coalition in the last three years, which meets regularly with top University administration to advocate for the interests of their constituents.
Penn Police superintendent Maureen Rush to retire by end of 2021Rush has been at Penn since 1994, in which she launched several public safety initiatives on campus and faced criticism from University and Philadelphia community members.
Students march on Locust demanding Penn formally recognize Indigenous Peoples' DayThe march, organized by student group Natives at Penn, began on 34th and Walnut streets and ended on the New College House West green.
6B leaders are pushing for more cultural center space and community building this fallThe Daily Pennsylvanian interviewed the 6B leaders about their priorities and ambitions for the fall semester, especially as the groups transition to in-person activities during COVID-19.
‘Silence is violence’: Students protest against Castle assault, demand action from PennMore than 50 students protested outside the Psi Upsilon chapter house on Tuesday, urging Penn to respond to an alleged assault by a fraternity brother against another student at a party earlier this month.
DPS unfolds new measures to increase transparency and accountability of Penn PoliceThe report's recommendations are based on an independent review of DPS that was previously commissioned by the University in July 2020, following the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing criticism of policing on campus.
Students with disabilities face challenges accessing campus buildingsPenn’s campus is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but students with disabilities are struggling to find accessible entrances, navigate buildings without elevators, and secure accessible on-campus housing.
More than 225 instructors petition Penn to allow option to teach remotelyThe petition, which was sent to Penn administrators on Aug. 22, is inclusive of tenured and non-tenured faculty, adjunct professors, lecturers, and graduate student instructors.
Professors improvise COVID-19 classroom safety measures as Delta variant surgesWith just a week until fall classes begin, some instructors are improvising their own COVID-19 classroom safety measures while asking for further guidance from Penn.
Review of DPS recommends overhaul of Penn Police in wake of Black Lives Matter protestsThe report concludes that Penn must increase transparency about the structure, funding, oversight, and activities of DPS.
Viral Instagram page ‘Black Ivy Stories’ launches competition to archive Black experiencesThe Black Ivy Time Capsule is a competition that accepts creative work focused on Black life at the eight Ivy League schools.
West Philadelphians protest on campus for Penn to return MOVE victim remains to familyThe protest was organized by Black liberation advocacy group MOVE, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, following the discovery that the Penn Museum stored the remains of at least one child killed in the bombing.
The controversial, complicated history behind Penn’s handling of MOVE bombing victim remainsWhile the Penn Museum and University administrators have apologized for holding the remains, the Africa family and members of the West Philadelphia community demand further action.
Penn Museum apologizes for housing remains of children killed in MOVE bombing after backlashPenn Museum apologized for using the remains for research and teaching purposes, rather than returning the remains to the Africa family.
Penn affirms commitment to racial equity as Derek Chauvin trial approaches verdictForty-five members of University leadership — including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, and Division of Public Safety Vice President Maureen Rush — signed the email affirming Penn's commitment to advancing racial equity.
Penn Glee Club merges with Penn Sirens to become gender-inclusive ensemble after 159 yearsMembers of the Glee Club voted unanimously on April 9 to amend its constitution in order to remove gender restrictions for membership of its choir section.