Articles by Tori Sousa
Mayoral candidate, Penn graduate Helen Gym talks plans to address gun violence if electedIn an interview with The DP, Gym elaborated on her plans to address rising gun violence rates, criminal justice reform, and resolving the city's issues in education, if elected.
Penn graduate, former Councilmember Helen Gym launches run for Philadelphia mayorIf elected, Gym, who was also the first Asian American woman to serve on the City Council, would be the first female mayor of Philadelphia.
Penn to hold inauguration ceremony for Magill during Homecoming WeekendThe inauguration will feature a procession down Locust Walk, a 5K around Penn Park, and a pet-friendly walk with President Magill and her dog.
Protestors crash Convocation, cutting Liz Magill’s first major speech shortThe protest was organized by the Coalition to Save the UC Townhomes — a group of residents protesting the sale of 70 units of affordable housing.
Smokes' celebrates ‘30 years of pandemonium’ with Kenn KwederOn May 10, Kweder and his long-time guitarist Mark Teague will perform at Smokes' for the 1,500th consecutive Tuesday night, a streak that survived the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside Mackenzie Fierceton's ongoing legal battle with the UniversityFierceton recently re-emerged in the national spotlight following a feature in The New Yorker that detailed the story of her history of abuse and investigation by Penn and the Rhodes Trust.
Following public outcry, Penn lifts hold on former Rhodes Scholar Mackenzie Fierceton’s master’s degreeFierceton told the DP she believes the decision was a result of nationwide media coverage and activism by Penn students, faculty members, and other advocates.
Cheat Codes, Flo Milli set to headline 2022 Spring Fling concertThe concert is set to take place in Penn Park on April 8 at 8 p.m., followed by the Daytime Fling event the next day, on April 9.
SPEC to unveil first in-person Spring Fling concert lineup since 2019 on WednesdayThe launch party event, which will take place on March 23 at 5 p.m. on the College Green, is open to all Penn students.
Board of Trustees unanimously confirms Liz Magill as ninth presidentThe longtime legal scholar and University of Virginia provost was confirmed during the Board of Trustees' Stated Meeting at the Inn at Penn on March 4.
Senate to vote on Penn President Amy Gutmann’s confirmation as U.S. ambassador to Germany this afternoonAccording to the Senate Cloakroom's official Twitter account, the vote is scheduled for Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Meet M. Elizabeth Magill, Penn's next president — and an avid fly fisherMagill served as provost of University of Virginia and dean at Stanford Law School and is known for her commitment to law and leadership in higher education.
Senate committee confirms Penn President Amy Gutmann’s ambassador nomination to GermanySome committee members expressed concerns — which Penn has previously refuted — about alleged Chinese donations to the University made under Gutmann’s presidency.
Two men shot at 38th and Chestnut streets Monday nightPolice said the two victims were in their car when the two gunmen jumped out of their car and proceeded to fire "at least 15 shots."
Philadelphia City Controller talks criminal justice reform at Penn Dems eventPhiladelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart discussed her responsibilities as city controller, her involvement in criminal justice reform efforts, and her experiences as a woman in politics at the event
Penn students report ‘quick, painless’ voting process on campus this Election DayIn an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian, City Councilmember Helen Gym stressed the importance of Pennsylvania in national politics, and noted that many reforms college students care about are addressed at the local level.
Penn faces federal complaint for participation in conference discussing Hindu nationalismPenn community members, including the South Asia Studies Department and some faculty members, disputed the complaint.
Students talk classroom self-censorship, role of Greek life at virtual Penn Paideia eventAbout 50 students from a variety of local universities — including Penn, Drexel University, and the University of Delaware — attended the virtual event.
Asbestos concerns linger a year after Penn pledged $100 million to Philadelphia schoolsVarious members of the Penn community, including parents, faculty members, and students, are still hopeful the University's donation can help mitigate the issue of environmental hazards — but worry that it may not be enough.