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.


  • 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

  • The history of the DP, in 15 minutes

    A video first created in 2011, and updated several times since, offers a quick history of The Daily Pennsylvanian. Created for training new student leaders, after it was shown at the DP’s 135th Anniversary reunion, there were requested to be able to view it online. So now, you can. The video was created by DP

  • DP begins search for new General Manager, Development Director

    The DP Board of Directors has set in motion two job searches which will reshape the organization’s small professional staff. As we announced this past summer, longtime General Manager Eric Jacobs will be retiring next summer after 40 years working for the DP (plus 4 years as student), so the search has begun to find and hire

  • Alumni reunion in Philadelphia toasts 135 years of the DP

    Nearly 250 DP alumni, students and guests gathered in Philadelphia last month to celebrate the DP’s rich history, re-live fond memories, honor fellow alumni, and look forward to a strong future for the organization. Ten years after the first alumni reunion, this year’s event was, by all accounts, a resounding success.  An informal Friday evening cocktail party opened the

  • DP wins top college newspaper award for 3rd consecutive year

    The DP was honored as one of the top college newspapers in the country when it received the Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press. The award was presented at a national college media conference in Washington, DC on November 2, 2019. The Pacemaker is often referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.”

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