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.

Recent Alumni & DPAA News

  • About the new DPAA website

    If you’ve visited the DP Alumni Association website in the past, you’ll likely notice we’ve done some cleanup and given the site a new look and improved functionality. The DPAA moved the website and alumni database to new platforms to better support the organization’s efforts moving forward. Our previous website, built on a system designed […]

  • Happy 50th Birthday, 34th Street!

    The October 10, 2018 issue of 34th Street Magazine is a nostalgic, fun look back at the 50 years the magazine has been in existence on its golden anniversary. The issue features articles by 13 former 34th Street Editors-in-Chief, starting with founding editor Bill Mandel ’69 explaining how and why the magazine got launched. Many, […]

  • Before his EGOT status, John Legend had a long history at Penn

    1999 College graduate John Legend has now achieved the coveted EGOT status — bestowed upon those who have received the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. On Sept. 9, Legend became the first black man and the second youngest person ever in the prestigious group as he took home the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special for to his role as producer on "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert." Legend has previously won 10 Grammy Awards, one Oscar Award for Best Original Song with "Glory" in […]

  • Meet the 19 Penn alumni running for Congress this year

    This primary season, 19 Penn alumni have joined in congressional and senatorial races around the country. These alumni hail from 10 states, span three parties, and are running for both House and Senate seats. Seven of these candidates are running in Pennsylvania, four of whom are running in the 5th district. Pennsylvania's congressional district map was redrawn in February after the state Supreme Court ruled that the previous map was illegally gerrymandered. The primary elections in […]

  • DPAA issues 2017 Annual Report

    The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association in 2016. 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 available by clicking here. The DPAA regularly posts […]

  • DPAA issues 2016 Annual Report

    The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association in 2016. 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 available by clicking here. The DPAA regularly posts news […]

  • DPAA issues 2015 Annual Report

    The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its fourth Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association. 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 available by clicking here. In recent years, the DPAA has […]

  • DPAA issues 2014 Annual Report

    The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its third Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association. 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 available by clicking here. In recent years, the DPAA has […]

  • Bay area alums run to support the DP

    Inspired by several predecessors from the 125th board, former Senior Sports Editors Cal Silcox ’12 and Megan Soisson ’13 (who served together on the 127th Board) ran the Giant Race half marathon in San Francisco this September, raising more than $2,800 for the DP in the process. The funds will support the paper’s Donald Neiman Fund, which […]

  • DP Board implements restructuring plan

    The Daily Pennsylvanian’s Board of Directors wrapped up a busy first half of 2014 by adopting an integrated three-pronged strategy focused on building a ‘digital-first’ culture while continuing the DP’s century-plus tradition as a printed daily; ensuring the organization’s long-term financial viability, and nurturing student innovation. The goal: make the DP the country’s most respected and innovative college […]

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