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 company we've ever done business with and adjusting to life unlike anything we've ever experienced, so I figured you didn't need to hear from me…

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The DP in the coronavirus crisis

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 role that has allowed me to reconnect with old friends, recall fond memories, mentor a new generation of young journalists and do my part to…

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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 private school in the Philadelphia suburbs for budding soccer stars, where he raised more than $3 million over 18 months as the school's inaugural development…

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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 available by clicking here. The DPAA regularly posts news about our alumni on the DPAA Facebook page DPAA Facebook page and emails news about the DP and…

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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 General Manager Eric Jacobs with help from Director of Sales & Marketing Katherine Ross. At the start of 2011, Executive Editor Lauren Plotnick said she…

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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 the paper's second-ever General Manager. The DP has also launched a search for a Director of Development, to shepherd and drive the organization's expanded fundraising efforts.…

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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 weekend, followed by a series of popular alumni panel discussions on Saturday. Mel Goldstein '62 and Michael Brown '62 began the day by regaling the crowd with stories about the…

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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." It is the third consecutive year the DP has received the award, and only the second time the DP has achieved that feat. (The DP…

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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 are on the front lines covering the White House, Congress and politics today. The panel includes: Ashley Parker '05, White House Reporter, The Washington PostRebecca Kaplan…

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Register for the DP 135th Anniversary reunion weekend
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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. DP Managing Editors spanning four decades at the DP's 125th Anniversary in 2009 The DP Alumni Association is excited to invite alumni back to campus for the 135th Anniversary Reunion weekend. Make plans now to join us October 18-19, for the…

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