The Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association (DPAA) Is An Organization Of Alumni Of The University Of Pennsylvania’s Student Newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. The DPAA Has A Dual Mission Of Serving Both Its Alumni Members And The Current Student Staff Of The DP.

DPAA News:
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian Launches DP+ App

    A team of University of Pennsylvania undergraduates worked through winter break to code a state-of-the-art mobile news app With nearly two-thirds of users arriving at TheDP.com via mobile devices, there was a clear need for a smart phone app. Developing such a sophisticated and expensive product was a daunting task for the University of Pennsylvania’s independent,

  • An Update from DPAA President Amy Gardner

    It has been quite a season for all of us — doing our best to survive and even thrive during the coronavirus pandemic, making sure our loved ones are safe and healthy, watching and in some cases participating in the tumultuous political landscape and, of course, trying to help The DP prosper and continue its

  • FY2020 Annual Report

    Thank you to our alumni family for all the support in the past year. It has been a challenging time as our students and staff have battled with unprecedented obstacles. Through it all, DP Alumni philanthropy has removed barriers to participation, launched new learning initiatives and has helped to set a new course for the

  • DP Raises $11,000 in 24 Hours on #GivingTuesday!

    On December 1st, 2020, the DP managed to raise over $11,091 from 62 donors as part of the #Giving Tuesday campaign! In collaboration with the DP design, A/V, and social media teams, the DPAA was able to reach out and tell the stories that matter! Through the duration of a 24 hour micro-campaign, we managed

  • DP ADVANCES Launches!

    Make DP and Penn history by philanthropically investing in an organization that has provided meaningful experiences and life-changing opportunities for generations of Penn students. The Daily Pennsylvanian is a deserving organization that serves as a building block and an initial step on an important journey in the lives of many. Give back to ensure that

  • DP Board selects Deb Howlett to succeed Eric Jacobs as General Manager

    The Daily Pennsylvanian Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Deborah Howlett as the organization’s next General Manager. She will succeed the irreplaceable Eric Jacobs, who is retiring after an astonishing 40 years working for the DP. Howlett worked for 25 years as a journalist, including 18 years at USA Today. She has

  • Report from the General Manager: The DP in the coronavirus crisis

    One month. It’s hard to believe it’s only been one month since the world suddenly changed. I started to write this report from the Home Office (see what I did there?) to the DP alumni community almost as soon as Penn shut down, but we were all being inundated with emails from CEOs of every

  • Greetings from new DPAA President Amy Gardner

    Dear DPAA Family, It’s hard to believe that it was 33 years ago when I first walked through the doors at 4015 Walnut St. to start my journalism career at The DP. Today, I am a political reporter at The Washington Post, and I’m proud to serve as the new president of the DPAA — a

  • Introducing the DP’s new Director of Development

    After a year of evaluation, planning and searching, the DP Board of Directors in December hired the organization’s first-ever Director of Development to shepherd and drive the organization’s expanded fundraising efforts. DP Alumni: meet Steven Molberger, who you’ll be hearing from regularly in our alumni communications going forward. Steven most recently worked for YSC Academy, a

  • DPAA releases 2019 Annual Report

    As we have done each December for many years, the DPAA Board of Directors has published an Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association in 2019. The report was sent via postal mail to all DP alumni who have mailing addresses on file with the DP; a PDF version of the report is


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