Articles by Sarah Smith

05/15/15 3:11am
When I was The Daily Pennsylvanian city news editor, I learned not to stop for emergency vehicles unless they gathered in what I nicknamed a “critical mass.” One cop car on the side of the road?
10/06/14 1:42am
Jara Krys, a transgender student on a leave of absence from Penn, went into sex work to pay the bills.
10/01/14 2:08am
College student Amanda Hu’s death was ruled a suicide, a spokesperson at the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit said early Wednesday morning.
09/30/14 2:34pm
Penn President Amy Gutmann sent an all-school message in the wake of College student Amanda Hu’s death reminding students of Penn’s mental health support resources and announcing the formation of a 24-hour help line.
09/29/14 11:38pm
Amanda Hu died Sunday night at her home on the 4000 block of Sansom Street.
09/29/14 12:23am
College junior Amanda Hu was found unresponsive in her room.
05/15/14 5:43pm

Penn to revamp NSO sexual violence training

As colleges around the nation have come under scrutiny for alleged failings in handling sexual violence on campus, Penn has updated both its sexual violence policy and sexual violence education to make sure it is fully in compliance with federal law.
05/06/14 5:15pm

Penn proposes revisions to sexual violence policy

The proposed additions would add specific definitions for relationship violence, domestic violence and stalking.
04/22/14 11:59am
Counseling and Psychological Services will relocate to the first floor of 3624 Market St. in January 2015.
04/20/14 6:27pm

Mental health task force organizing, meeting with students

Two months after the University administration convened a mental health task force in response to a string of student suicides, the task force is still in its organizational phase.
04/18/14 12:21am
About 20 years ago, crime on campus hit its peak — prompting a series of changes that fundamentally shaped the University and how it interacts with the community.
04/15/14 2:38am
An early-morning shooting near 40th and Spruce streets left a male victim pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:43 a.m. He was 31 years old.
04/13/14 11:37pm

More charges filed against former Penn basketball player

College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad in March, is now charged with another burglary on the same day in March and two more burglaries this academic year.
03/31/14 11:30pm
For the first month of her final semester at Penn, Carissa Lundquist wasn’t sure she was a student. Her story sheds light on some of the shortcomings with how the University handles students who say they have been victims of sexual assault and who experience mental health issues.
03/18/14 11:17pm
Documents provided to The Daily Pennsylvanian by a former CAPS psychiatrist give a glimpse into the inner workings of an office that has come under scrutiny this semester after two suicides just weeks apart.
02/24/14 11:25pm

After 12 years, a new look at mental health policy

Twelve years before Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced the creation of a task force to study mental health on campus, a similar committee presented its findings to Penn’s provost in June 2002.
02/19/14 11:56pm

Students left off mental health task force

The lack of student representation on the newly created mental health task force drew sharp reactions from faculty and students alike after its announcement Wednesday afternoon.
02/19/14 12:28pm

Administration creates mental health task force

The task force will produce a report to be released in early 2015.
02/17/14 10:02pm

Penn employee sues over alleged retaliation for medical leave

A lawsuit claims Penn demoted Janet White after an eight-week leave of absence for mental health reasons.
02/09/14 11:20pm
Over 100 friends and family members gathered at College freshman Madison Holleran’s memorial service.
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Final: Penn 34, Bucknell 24Bucknell managed a pair of fourth-quarter scores against Penn's second-string defense, but this one was decided long before then.
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