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

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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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. In addition, Ashley Parker ’05 will be honored as the first recipient of the DPAA Young Alumni Award. The DPAA established the DP Hall of…

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DPAA Summer Happy Hours are back!
Six years ago: DP alumni at the DPAA Boston 2013 summer happy hour

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, Chicago or San Francisco, please try to drop in on your local event later this month. Six years ago: DP alumni at the 2013 Boston…

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DPAA issues 2018 Annual Report

The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association in 2018. 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 DPAA several times each year. But in an effort…

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