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

  • Support the DP every time you shop on Amazon

    If you shop on Amazon — occasionally or frequently — you can support the DP at the same time! Amazon has a charitable giving program called AmazonSmile which gives half of one percent of every purchase to a supported non-profit organization. Half of one percent may not sound like a lot, but if every DP alum did this every time they shopped at Amazon, it would add up to a significant gift to the DP each year. With Amazon’s popular shopping holiday, Prime Day, coming up on July 16, this seemed like a good time to ask every DP alum who purchases from Amazon […]

  • 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, […]

  • DPAA Hosts 33rd Marquez Journalism Conference

    Eighteen Daily Pennsylvanian alumni came together at Penn on a rainy late-September Sunday afternoon to lead the 33rd annual Steve A. Marquez Journalism Conference. This annual conference organized by the Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association brings DP alumni currently working in journalism to campus to speak with current Penn students in a low-key, interactive environment. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Taylor Culliver: Restructuring necessary for a strong future

    Change really is alive at the DP. We’ve all known for awhile now that our organization was in need of some drastic changes both financially and editorially. My goal from the start of my term as Executive Editor has been to work with everyone across the organization to take the steps necessary to make those […]

  • Alums propel 29th annual Marquez Journalism Conference

    Twenty-one DP alumni returned to campus on September 6 for the 29th annual Steven A. Marquez Journalism Conference. Reflecting changes to the industry, the event took on a digital-related theme. Rick Dunham ’78 delayed a trip to Beijing, where he now teaches journalism, to lead a kick-off session on best practices for conduct in the […]

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