Articles by Zoey Weisman
SP2 professor leads reentry group providing free phones for formerly incarcerated peopleThe Center for Carceral Communities is an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice, headed by SP2 professor Toorjo Ghose, that helps formerly incarcerated people reengage with their communities in West Philadelphia.
Penn & Slavery Project urges U. to further address racism after removing Whitefield statueAlthough members of the Penn & Slavery Project hope to see further removal of statues, they said the University must take further action to address its historical ties to slavery.
Students look to transfer off-campus leases following fall decisionStudents say they have had an easy time finding subletters to take over off-campus leases for the fall.
Penn announces plan to remove statue of slave owner George Whitefield from the QuadAlthough the email vowed the statue would be removed from campus, it contained no mention of when it would be removed or whether it would be replaced with another figure.
Penn Chaplain Charles Howard named first Vice President for Social Equity and CommunityAs Vice President for Social Equity and Community, Howard will oversee programs and initiatives that foster social equality, inclusion, and diversity at Penn through various research and collaborative efforts.
Students and faculty pleased with virtual Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring programWhile PURM participants said they are disappointed that they are unable to conduct research in person, they remain optimistic about their projects, and appreciate how faculty mentors have worked to provide meaningful research opportunities.
After Phila. settles COVID-19 jail conditions lawsuit, students, prof. urge aid from PennThe suit, filed on April 20, argued that the city's current jail conditions increase the likelihood of incarcerated people contracting the virus and becoming seriously ill.
Penn study finds few patients receive critical follow-up care after an opioid overdoseThe LDI researchers also found a significant racial disparity in patients who received follow-up treatment, as Black patients were half as likely to receive follow-up treatment as non-Hispanic white patients.
University of Pennsylvania Health System predicts loss of $317 million in revenue by June 30This loss does not include the $190 million in federal aid given to Penn's hospitals by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
People's Books & Culture closes due to COVID-19 losses after 58 years of operationCo-owners Matthew Duques and Diana Bellonby planned to begin renovations in mid-March, but were forced to shut down the store on March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gutmann releases follow-up statement on the murder of George Floyd after citywide protestsWhile students appreciated that Gutmann named particular initiatives in her second email, many still felt it did not properly communicate what Penn could do to fight systemic racism and support students of color.
Emeritus Penn Trustee David Charles Auten dies at 82Auten served on Penn’s Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1988, and was a board member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, now Penn Medicine.
Zoom tutoring and outdoor classes: Netter Center and profs. prepare for fall ABCS coursesEven in a possibly remote semester, professors are trying to retain the community service aspect of ABCS courses.
Penn Violence Prevention is getting a new staffer — but students say that’s not enoughSince the survey results were published, the University added an associate director position to Penn Violence Prevention, expanding the office to a total of four staffers.
U. appoints Malik Washington as new Penn Violence Prevention directorThe hiring comes after a national search to fill the spot left by previous PVP Director Jessica Mertz, who left Penn in May.
At book talk, President Gutmann calls America's health care system an “ethical mess”Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America.”
Students express frustration at open forum toward Penn's AAU survey resultsAt the forum, held at the LGBT Center, students criticized Penn for the lack of significant change from the last AAU survey in 2015 to the report that was released earlier this month.
Penn pledges action in response to AAU survey results — but students demand moreProvost Wendell Pritchett said the University plans to expand staff members for Penn Violence Prevention and create a series of focus groups to analyze the survey responses.
Amazon reportedly set to open new grocery store in PhiladelphiaIn 2016, the e-commerce giant opened Amazon@Penn, a delivery and shipping center located underneath the 1920 Commons dining hall.