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Penn announces early decision results for Class of 2027, eliminates enrollment depositAccording to the announcement, over 8,000 students applied to Penn through the Early Decision Program this year — an increase from last year’s 7,795 applicants and the largest early decision applicant pool in its history.
Year in Review: Resignations, vacancies, and retirements dominate Penn admin. in 2022The DP's coverage followed all the developments, from the search for a new provost to the sudden departure of the director of the Pan-Asian American Community House.
Some Penn students eligible for part of $4.5 million proposed settlement to COVID-19 lawsuitThe lawsuit's plaintiffs alleged that Penn “breached a contract” when it transitioned to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, demanding a refund for a portion of their tuition for the spring 2020 semester.
Challenges to fossil fuel divestment at Penn, explainedThe Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to eight experts and three Penn students about what fossil fuel divestment would entail from an administrative standpoint, the challenges of divestment, as well as the potential environmental impact.
Penn to fund Middle East Center after loss of all federal funding sparked outcryThe University’s funding plan will be announced at the Oct. 26 University Council meeting and will sustain the center for four and a half years.
Penn begins search for successor to Penn Carey Law Dean Ted RugerThe announcement precedes the upcoming end of Ruger’s term on June 30, 2023, after eight years in the position.
The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression ranks Penn second-to-last college in free speechFIRE ranked Penn 188th for disruptive conduct, 187th for comfort expressing ideas, and 130th for administrative support.
Penn endowment sees less than 1% return for 2022 fiscal year, increasing to $20.7 billionPenn’s total endowment assets increased by $200.8 million over the 2022 fiscal year.
Penn admin. hopes to resolve loss of Middle East Center funding 'quite quickly'Students voiced concerns about the MEC at an open session regarding Penn's upcoming re-evaluation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Wharton names Renita Miller as inaugural chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officerMiller comes to Penn from Princeton University, where she spent four years as the associate dean for access, diversity, and inclusion at Princeton Graduate School.
Insomnia Cookies relocates headquarters to Center City, establishing a hub for 'cookievation'The cookie company will relocate its headquarters to a 26,000-square-foot building at 1 S. Broad St., across from City Hall.
Beloved microbrewery Dock Street West to be replaced by new vendor, Carbon CopyDock Street West brewery closed in May, the location will house new microbrewery, Carbon Copy
Kamala Harris calls for new regulations to help union workers at Philadelphia rallyHarris spoke at the Metal Worker's Local Union No. 19 in the parking lot of the Sheet Metal Worker's Union Hall in South Philadelphia, along with other Democratic politicians.
Wharton professor Lawrence Hrebiniak dies at 78An Emeritus Associate Professor in the Management Department at the Wharton School, Hrebiniak was an international lecturer, author, and expert in corporate management strategy.
Cornell moves to increased COVID-19 precaution level following spike in casesThe rise in cases is likely due to an eased masking requirements, the new BA.2 variant, and social activities, according to the University statement.
Penn graduate Elon Musk's brain chip company issues response to lawsuit alleging animal abuseThe PCRM supplied records showing that 15 out of 23 monkeys experimented on by Neuralink at UC Davis had died, and all had suffered from behavioral and physical injuries.
Penn Museum to hold virtual lecture on antiquities trafficking and art crimeGuest speakers Special Agent Jake Archer of the FBI Art Crime Team and Assistant U.S. Attorney K.T. Newton will discuss recent issues surrounding art and antiquity fraud during the lecture on Feb. 17.
Harvard faculty members sign open letter questioning Title IX sanctions imposed on professorComaroff was placed on unpaid leave last month after allegations of “unwanted touching, verbal sexual harassment, and professional retaliation," The Harvard Crimson reported.
Two Penn students form a club to teach the art of Chinese calligraphyThe club hosts special events around the Chinese holidays, allowing students to celebrate while trying their hand at Chinese calligraphy.