Articles by Lindsey Perlman
Penn students protest injustice and inequityThe return to in-person campus life allowed students and community members to resume gathering to demonstrate their grievances and frustrations with the University.
3 crimes, 0 alerts: A look into Penn’s crime reporting systemThe Clery Act of 1990 requires that colleges and universities send timely warnings to the campus community when a crime poses a serious or ongoing threat.
Christian group protests feet away from Penn campus safety event, angering studentsThe group of demonstrators, part of the Key of David Christian Center, a non-denominational Christian Church, held signs and yelled homophobic slurs at passersby.
Mask and Wig, Penn's all-male musical comedy troupe, will welcome all genders in 2022The decision to eliminate gender as a qualification for membership comes after an “extensive strategic review” involving over 50 undergraduates and alumni of the 400-member Club.
Students hang 300 flyers on Penn’s campus demanding end to 'frat culture' after Castle assaultBy the end of the day Saturday, many of the posters that were once hanging were found in trash bins around campus, with multiple students witnessing their peers tearing them down.
Penn student assaulted at Castle fraternity party, leaving him with severe injuriesMedical records obtained by The Daily Pennsylvanian show that the victim was first diagnosed with a concussion and assault at HUP and later diagnosed with a head injury and orbital trauma at Student Health Service.
Penn suspended operations Thursday. But some classes were still held virtually.Some professors assumed that only in-person classes were canceled and planned to hold class on Zoom before receiving further communication from administrators that no classes could be held.
Tornado warning prompts University shelter-in-place alertPhiladelphia County is under tornado warning until 7:15 p.m., as high winds and heavy rains hit the region.
From libraries to gyms, here’s how Penn’s campus amenities will operate this fallHere’s a breakdown of some of the most well-known amenities on campus, as well as their current COVID-19-related policies.
A look back at Amy Gutmann’s greatest accomplishments in her 17 years as Penn presidentAs Gutmann awaits U.S. Senate confirmation for her ambassadorship, here's a look at her greatest accomplishments during her 17-year presidency.
Biden officially nominates Penn President Amy Gutmann as ambassador to GermanyGutmann wrote that she will continue to serve as Penn's president until June 30, 2022, as she had previously planned, or whenever the U.S. Senate confirms her as the ambassador, which would likely accelerate her departure.
Penn eases summer COVID-19 campus and travel restrictions, upholds testing requirementsThe updated guidelines remove restrictions on Penn-affiliated travel, allow departments to host visitors on campus, and permit the use of on-campus spaces.
Penn’s required sophomore housing policy causes off-campus landlords to drop rent pricesSome off-campus housing locations are struggling to fill vacancies as Penn's policy requiring sophomores to live in campus housing takes effect for the 2021-2022 academic year.
From mathematicians to aspiring journalists, meet five members of the Class of 2025Penn released decisions for regular decision applicants on Tuesday, offering admission to 3,202 students and recording its lowest ever acceptance rate of 5.68%.
Penn refuses to move 2021 commencement from Jewish holiday despite student pleasA petition garnered over 1,500 signatures urging the University to move the date of the 2021 Commencement ceremony.
More than 1,300 petition against Penn’s decision to hold commencement on a Jewish holidayUniversity spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy did not respond to a request for comment about whether the University is aware of the petition and if it is considering moving the date of commencement, which coincides with Shavuot.
A year into the pandemic, students reflect on losing family members to COVID-19The students described how their outlooks on life and the pandemic were upended in just a year, and expressed hope that their stories would compel their peers to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
After weeks of denying access, Penn will offer COVID-19 testing to Bon Appétit dining workersBon Appétit workers are subcontracted and not employed by Penn, which complicated providing them access to testing.
Penn Med's frontline health care workers praised for courage, yet denied COVID-19 testsThe Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to more than a dozen nurses, doctors, and clinical students who work across Penn Medicine’s hospital system. While Penn undergraduates enjoyed virtually unlimited access to COVID-19 testing this semester, some health care workers continue to be denied COVID-19 tests.