Articles by Pia Singh
Here are the spring 2023 College courses that double countAdvance course registration for spring 2023 closes on Nov. 13.
The UC Townhomes and Philadelphia’s affordable housing struggle, explained.Plans to sell the UC Townhomes, an affordable housing complex in University City, have shone a spotlight on the issue of subsidized housing in Philadelphia and reinvigorated years-old demands against Penn to give back more to its surrounding community.
Acme closed temporarily after City's inspection finds mice feces, debris in storeA recent inspection of the building found multiple instances of mice feces and a live mouse, as well as an accumulation of debris and grease in several areas of the store.
Starbucks stores on Penn’s campus unionize, adding fuel to a nationwide labor movementRecently unionized Starbucks baristas on campus are demanding protections against the corporation for what they view as unfair wages, inconsistent scheduling and staffing issues, safety violations, and harassment.
Leaked reports allege that Penn officials led ‘shameless cover-up’ to protect Gene Therapy ProgramThe University stands to benefit from Wilson's empire of biotechnology companies, which have received hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital financing.
M. Elizabeth Magill to become Penn's ninth president, succeeding Amy GutmannMagill, who currently serves as the University of Virginia's Provost and Executive Vice President, will assume the Penn Presidency on July 1.
Penn employees allege ‘dysfunctional, toxic workplace’ in Gene Therapy ProgramDespite numerous complaints to multiple University offices over at least the past decade, employees said nothing has changed. They allege Penn has turned a blind eye to the abusive work environment at GTP, failing to hold the moneymaking program and its director, Jim Wilson, accountable.
Penn monitoring closely after four Ivy League universities receive bomb threatsColumbia, Cornell, and Brown universities received bomb threats over the weekend, and Yale University received one on Friday, forcing campus evacuations of several buildings.
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.
Five Guys to open on Penn’s campus this fallFive Guys is a casual eatery which serves fast food like hamburgers and french fries.
College senior and Dental School first year Matthew Wang dies at 22Wang was a 22-year-old student in the accelerated seven-year joint Biology-Dental program from Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Penn issues second apology for housing remains of MOVE bombing victimsFollowing nationwide coverage and uproar, the University committed to a "respectful, consultative resolution" with the goal of reuniting the remains with the Africa family, according to an email sent Wednesday afternoon to undergraduates from Provost Wendell Pritchett and Penn Museum Director Christopher Woods.
A voter’s guide to the May 2021 Pennsylvania primaryVoters will cast their decision for local races, and for new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — some of the highest positions in state government that will affect policy for years to come.
Penn to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within endowment by 2050While Penn announced it plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions associated with underlying investments in its endowment, it will not be completely divesting from fossil fuels.
Penn’s Alpha Phi placed on probation after repeatedly violating COVID-19 guidelinesThe Alpha Phi International Fraternity banned the chapter from holding in-person and virtual events until May 11, at which date the chapter's status will be reviewed again based on the University investigation.
Penn plans for in-person instruction for fall 2021 semesterIn an email sent an email to faculty on Monday morning, top University administrators cited the increasing availability of vaccines and Biden's recent promise to make every adult in the United States eligible for vaccination by May 1 as reason to be hopeful about a nearing end to the pandemic.
In this week’s crime log: theft from Acme Market, disorderly conduct, and vandalismCrimes listed were reported to Penn's Division of Public Safety in the Penn Patrol Zone from March 1 to March 7.
Senate acquits 1968 Wharton grad and former President Trump on insurrection incitement chargeThe Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial on — falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
‘I would like my normal lungs back’: Students recount physical and emotional toll of COVID-19The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with multiple students who have survived COVID-19. Here are their stories.