10 hours ago

At first day of 1vyG, attendees discuss challenges of post-college life as a FGLI student

“I did work-study and summer jobs. It’s doable, but it’s not a free ride, no matter what people may say or think,” Lynn Cetin, a 1991 College graduate and panelist, said. "This is something we really work and struggle for."

    At first day of 1vyG, attendees discuss challenges of post-college life as a FGLI student
    First-generation, low-income students from colleges around the country attended the first day of the 1vyG conference hosted on Penn's campus this Saturday. In its fourth year, the annual 1vyG conference featured panels and discussions on topics ranging from career advice to mental health awareness for FGLI students.
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2 days ago

A month after Blaze’s death, the Bernsteins come to Penn to pack up what he left behind

The Bernsteins arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday from their home in Orange County, California. They headed to Blaze’s apartment at 4111 Walnut where they started to pack up his things. Throughout the process, there were moments where Jeanne or Gideon hugged a child — or each other — as support. 

    A month after Blaze's death, the Bernsteins come to Penn to pack up what he left behind
    In the weeks following the tragic death of College sophomore Blaze Bernstein, his parents, Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper, have emerged as the central figures in the eye of a media firestorm, stoic and loving in their grief.
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4 days ago

Increased staff and student demand leaves CAPS looking for more space

These spacing issues have been ongoing since January 2015, when CAPS moved to its current location at 3624 Market St. from 36th and Walnut, the location of the new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics set to open this May. 

These spacing issues have been ongoing since January 2015, when CAPS moved to its current location at 3624 Market St. from 36th and Walnut, the location of the new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics set to open this May. 

    Increased staff and student demand leaves CAPS looking for more space
    The expansion of both staff and student demand is cornering Counseling and Psychological Services into a tight spot. According to CAPS officials, the department may not have the office space to accommodate the five full-time therapists promised by Penn President Amy Gutmann on Nov. 20 after the Campus Conversation.
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4 days ago

Classmates of 1963 Penn graduate Steve Wynn discuss Penn's decision to revoke his honors

For 1963 Wharton graduate Robert Aresty, the University’s decision to strip Steve Wynn of his honorary title and spot on campus is a deeply misguided one.

1963 College graduate Richard Bartholomew said he had faith in the University’s decision-making process and noted the nationwide movement of people in power being held accountable for their actions.

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Supporters of the decision also drew connections between Wynn and a Penn graduate five years younger, Donald Trump. President Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, has also been accused of sexual misconduct. Wynn became the Republican National Committee Finance Chairman after Trump’s election.

    Classmates of 1963 Penn graduate Steve Wynn discuss Penn's decision to revoke his honors
    Penn revoked Steve Wynn's honorary degree and removed his name from campus, as well as a scholarship on Feb. 1, eliciting fierce debate and widespread difference of opinions among members of his graduating class. Penn's decision came several days after Wynn's resignation as the RNC finance chair, and five days before his as resignation of CEO of Wynn resorts.
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5 days ago

Did Penn's decision to strip Wynn's honorary degree lack due process? Experts disagree.

Following allegations of sexual misconduct against 1963 College graduate and former trustee Steve Wynn, Penn removed his name from Wynn Commons, revoked his honorary degree, and removed his name from a scholarship made up of his donations on Feb 1. 

    Did Penn's decision to strip Wynn's honorary degree lack due process? Experts disagree.
    Following allegations of sexual misconduct against 1963 College graduate and former trustee Steve Wynn, Penn removed his name from Wynn Commons, revoked his honorary degree, and removed his name from a scholarship made up of his donations on Feb 1.
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6 days ago

At Penn Law events, Justice Ginsburg discussed #MeToo, politics, and her 'faith' in millenials

The second appearance was held in the National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. where Ginsburg was honored as the annual Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecturer with Penn Law. 

    At Penn Law events, Justice Ginsburg discussed #MeToo, politics, and her 'faith' in millenials
    Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored by Penn Law on Monday, in celebration of her 25 years of service on the Supreme Court. Her visit was split into two separate events. The first, a Penn Law symposium, was held on campus in the Michael A. Fitts Auditorium during the early afternoon.
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6 days ago

A power outage struck campus at multiple locations Monday

Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

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Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.

Suplick wrote that the affected buildings that they are aware of include 3815 Walnut Street, the School of Social Policy and Practice building, 3809 Walnut Street, and 3808-10 Sansom Street, building for housekeeping.

Suplick wrote that the affected buildings that they are aware of include 3815 Walnut Street, the School of Social Policy and Practice building, 3809 Walnut Street, and 3808-10 Sansom Street, building for housekeeping.

Suplick wrote that the affected buildings that they are aware of include 3815 Walnut Street, the School of Social Policy and Practice building, 3809 Walnut Street, and 3808-10 Sansom Street, building for housekeeping.

On that same block, the Sigma Nu house at 3819 Walnut Street and the Sigma Delta Tau house at 3833 Walnut Street also lost power until just before 2:20 p.m. this afternoon.

On that same block, the Sigma Nu house at 3819 Walnut Street and the Sigma Delta Tau house at 3833 Walnut Street also lost power until just before 2:20 p.m. this afternoon.

    A power outage struck campus at multiple locations Monday
    A power outage struck University City early Monday morning at various points throughout campus. Traffic lights went dark at various intersections: 34th and Market streets, 38th and Walnut streets, 39th and Walnut streets, 40th and Walnut streets, 34th and Chestnut streets, and 38th and Chestnut streets, according to an email from Public Safety.
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6 days ago

Penn wrestling salvages doubleheader split with tight win over Columbia

...5. The Red and Blue should be very pleased with the performance noting that No. 23 Lock Haven and No. 24 North Carolina emerged in third and seventh, respectively, at the Open...

    Penn wrestling salvages doubleheader split with tight win over Columbia
    Sure, you can't win them all. But that doesn't mean you can't walk away on top. This weekend, Penn wrestling did exactly that, splitting a doubleheader with Columbia and Cornell on Saturday and placing second in the Warriors Winter Open on Sunday. Almost as soon as the Quakers (9-6, 5-5 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) had welcomed the No.
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Feb 11

From wind chills to public urination, here's what you missed at Eagles Parade of Champions

After starting off at the Lincoln Financial Field stadium at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, the parade travelled north until it reached Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From there, it continued until the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where thousands of attendees were packed together, elbow-to-elbow. 

    From wind chills to public urination, here's what you missed at Eagles Parade of Champions
    Penn students joined local Philadelphia residents and longtime Eagles fans from out of town on Thursday afternoon to celebrate a historic moment for Philadelphia. For the first time ever on Feb. 4, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, sparking chaos across the city.
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Feb 09

What Penn students think about choice of Andrea Mitchell as commencement speaker

Penn announced on Tuesday that Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent for NBC and Penn 1967 College graduate, is selected to be the 2018 commencement speaker. 

    What Penn students think about choice of Andrea Mitchell as commencement speaker
    Penn announced on Tuesday that Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent for NBC and Penn 1967 College graduate, is selected to be the 2018 commencement speaker. Mitchell has a decades-long career in political journalism and has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation, the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard's Kennedy School, and the Society for Professional Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Feb 09

In this week's crime log: Pottruck theft and Wynn Commons vandalism

Jan. 26: Someone reported a theft of more than $200 worth in losses at Honeygrow at 3731 Walnut St. 

Jan. 28: A theft was reported at 3100 Chestnut St., with total losses exceeding $200.

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Jan. 28: The Wawa at 3744 Spruce St. reported a theft which totaled in a loss between $50 and $200.

Jan. 30: Between $50 and $200 worth of money or items were stolen from Pottruck Fitness Center at 3701 Walnut St.

Jan. 30: A bike was reported stolen from 4047 Pine St.

The University subsequently removed the name "Wynn" from "Wynn Commons" after announcing to the Penn community it would take action action 1963 College graduate and former trustee Steve Wynn, who has recently been accused of engaging in a decade-long pattern of sexual misconduct. 

Jan. 31: A 26-year-old man was drunkenly arguing and shouting near the 4200 block of Chestnut St. Officers asked him to leave the area, but he refused. Police issued him a citation for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.  

Jan. 28: A 29-year-old woman was arrested for driving while under the influence at high speed near the 3800 block of Fairmount Ave.

    In this week's crime log: Pottruck theft and Wynn Commons vandalism
    Theft: Jan. 26: Someone reported a theft of more than $200 worth in losses at Honeygrow at 3731 Walnut St. Jan. 28: A theft was reported at 3100 Chestnut St., with total losses exceeding $200. Jan. 28: The Wawa at 3744 Spruce St. reported a theft which totaled in a loss between $50 and $200.
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Feb 09

Joe Biden, Andrea Mitchell, Amy Gutmann officiate launch of Penn Biden Center in D.C.

Biden was interviewed by former NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell — a 1967 College graduate who was recently announced as the 2018 commencement speaker —  following an introduction from Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Mitchell then began the conversation by asking Biden a series of questions about foreign policy and the state of the country. In the conversation, Biden mentioned instances in which global leaders anxiously called him concerning the actions of President Donald Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate. 

    Joe Biden, Andrea Mitchell, Amy Gutmann officiate launch of Penn Biden Center in D.C.
    The Penn Biden Center officially launched in D.C., where former United States Vice President and Penn professor Joe Biden faced a packed room of policy makers, international affair advisors, and University administrators to answer questions on foreign policy.
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Feb 09

From crowds at Wawa to quiet on campus: how Penn fared blocks away from the parade

Ashley Smith, general manager at Wawa on 38th and Spruce, said students were heading to the parade as early as 6 a.m. From well before dawn, the already busy store was completely jam-packed.  

Further west, Metropolitan Cafe on 40th and Walnut streets was also crowded by 2 p.m., and Dunkin Donuts on 36th and Walnut streets seemed understaffed with only two people serving a long line of customers.

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Further west, Metropolitan Cafe on 40th and Walnut streets was also crowded by 2 p.m., and Dunkin Donuts on 36th and Walnut streets seemed understaffed with only two people serving a long line of customers.

    From crowds at Wawa to quiet on campus: how Penn fared blocks away from the parade
    Waves of green met the red and blue as Penn students migrated away from campus this morning to attend the citywide Eagles' super bowl parade. After several student petitions, Penn suspended normal University operations on Thursday, giving most of the Penn community a chance to join the historic celebration.
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Feb 08

Before the parade begins, Penn joins Philadelphians in preparing for the festivities

...everyone of the legal drinking age on the parade route. Yards Brewing Company, located at 500 Spring Garden St., will also offer free beer starting at 11:30 a.m. Throughout the day, Shake...

The City of Philadelphia announced Tuesday it would host a city-wide parade Feb. 8. The parade starts at Lincoln Financial Field stadium at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, traveling north towards Benjamin Franklin Parkway and ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    Before the parade begins, Penn joins Philadelphians in preparing for the festivities
    All along the parade route, Eagles fans have been filling the streets and sidewalks since the early hours of Thursday morning, waiting for what will be a historic day in Philadelphia history. Multiple vendors plan on offering free food and drinks for people going to the parade.
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