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.
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.”
All-star panels announced for 135th Anniversary
The DP Alumni Association has announced the first wave of a great lineup of sessions taking place on Saturday, October 19 as part of the DP 135th Anniversary Reunion. Political Journalism Today: The Good, The Bad, The UglyModerator Peter Canellos ’84, Editor-at-Large at Politico, will moderate a panel discussion with a number of DP alumni who
Register for the DP 135th Anniversary reunion weekend
It’s the event that took 135 years to create. (Or at least 10 years, since the last one.) “It” is a celebration of The Daily Pennsylvanian, its students and its alumni to celebrate the newspaper’s 135th anniversary this fall. The DP Alumni Association is excited to invite alumni back to campus for the 135th Anniversary
Announcing the inaugural DPAA honorees
The DP Alumni Association is proud to announce the inaugural members of the Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Hall of Fame: Jean Chatzky ’86, Bob Frost ’60, Eric Jacobs ’80, Lee Levine ’76 and Michael Silver ’75. They will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 19, 2019 during the DP’s 135th anniversary celebration.
DPAA Summer Happy Hours are back!
For the first time in several years, the DPAA has organized summer alumni happy hours in six cities this year. These are informal get-togethers: no speakers, cash bar, and simply a nice opportunity to meet fellow alumni and catch up with old friends. If you live or work in or near New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston,