Below is a sampling of recent stories from the DP which the editors felt might be of interest to alumni.
If you want to see stories like these every week in your inbox, we invite you to subscribe to our Weekly Roundup, a newsletter curated especially for Penn parents and alumni, emailed every Sunday morning while classes are in session. The newsletter costs $25 for a full year; to see the current pro-rated cost for the remained of this school year, visit the subscription page by clicking here.
Have an idea for a story? Send an email to ideas@theDP.com to reach the top editors.
The Daily Pennsylvanian welcomes 135th Board of editors and managers
As the spring semester begins and students trudge their way through the snow to their first classes, the 42 students of the 135th Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian Inc. are hard at work at 4015 Walnut St., preparing to take on the leadership of the independent student media organization. With the assistance of three professional staff members, the DP's student leadership board oversees all the operations of the DP Inc., from advertising and circulation to news reporting, photography, and audience engagement.The new board, led by President and College junior Julia Schorr, consists of editors […]
Letter from the President | The DP is indispensable to me. I hope it will be for you too.
There's a word document I created the summer before my freshman year that was aptly named "clubs Penn." It contained a list of nine clubs I planned to join that fall. I've always been an anxious person, so I thought coming into this new, unfamiliar environment with some sort of roadmap would make my college experience less scary. Here's a shocker - it didn't.I cried that first night in my Quad single after my parents left. While it seemed like my hallmates were having the time of their lives during New Student Orientation, I was lost. So I did the only logical thing I knew to do at that time […]
Stranded in paradise: Penn men's basketball endures 20 hours of delays on return trip from Virgin Islands
Before complaining about your upcoming holiday season travel, first consult Penn men's basketball about what a truly terrible travel experience looks like.After an eventful and delay-filled trip down to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament that was well-chronicled on PennAthletics.com, the Quakers may have had even worse luck leaving the islands.As the team boarded its American Airlines flight scheduled to leave at 3:26 p.m. on Nov. 20 with no issues, the Quakers looked well on their way to making the 7:40 p.m. connection to Miami that would have them touch down in […]
Guest Column by Sabrina Qiao | With graduation looming, my dream of being a starving writer seems unrealistic
I've decided I'm going to boycott my 22nd birthday."If you don't celebrate it," I said to my friend Aliki, "did it really happen?"Aliki knows about my aversion to growing up. We spent the summer interning in New York together. On weekends, we got together to drink cheap wine and bemoan the price of fruit in the city. By the end of the summer, we had coined the phrase: "In New York, everything hurts."I was there that summer to write. Technically, there was an internship involved too, but my move was fueled mainly by romantic ideas about being a "starving artist." I imagined subsisting solely […]
Penn has 25 grads on Forbes 30 Under 30 lists - the fourth highest among colleges worldwide
A total of 25 Penn graduates and one current Ph.D. student were selected for this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, making Penn the university with the fourth most honorees in the world.There were more than 15,000 online submissions for 600 slots in the eighth annual list, placing the "acceptance" rate at less than 4 percent. Rounding out the top three schools were Stanford University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 54, 46, and 34 honorees, respectively. The University of California, Berkeley placed fifth with 22 members on the list.Each year, Forbes […]
They do the DP crossword together every week. Last Friday, he used it to propose.
It was a typical Friday evening for this Penn Medicine couple. After work, Kinnari Patel, a third-year urology resident, arrived home to her boyfriend Will Kennedy, a third-year ENT resident, cooking home-made pizza - the dish they shared together on their first date two years ago.After dinner, the two Penn students started their weekly tradition of solving a crossword puzzle in an issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian, one of their favorite pastimes. But this specific crossword puzzle was different from others. On the very bottom line, attached to the hints 62-across and 63-across, was the […]
Penn grad Michael Avenatti sounds off at campus event: 'Trump is a moron on many things'
Donald Trump? "A moron on many things." The Democratic party? "They don't control me." The American electorate? "[They] want a fighter."1996 College graduate Michael Avenatti did not hold back the punches in a highly-anticipated event held in Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Friday afternoon. Speaking to a crowd of 70 students, the Penn graduate shared his candid thoughts on a range of issues during a freewheeling question-and-answer session, weighing in on his relationship with the Democratic party and his opinion of fellow Penn graduate and political rival President Donald Trump.Throughout the […]
The Daily Pennsylvanian wins Pacemaker award, known as the 'Pulitzer prize for college journalism'
The Daily Pennsylvanian recently received several college journalism accolades, including the prestigious Pacemaker award and several Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards and Pinnacle Awards.This is the second year in a row the DP has won the Pacemaker award, which is given out by the Associated Collegiate Press and is commonly referred to as the "Pulitzer Prize" of college journalism. Prior to 2017, the DP had not won the Pacemaker for five years.This year, the DP was one of 11 publications to win the award and the only Ivy League university newspaper to do so. Other […]
Former Penn classmates remember Jerry Rabinowitz: 'I don't think I've ever met a finer human being'
On a fall day in 1971, College sophomore Kenneth Ciesielka emerged from his room on a top floor of High Rise East and saw his classmate, Jerry Rabinowitz, in the hallway. Rabinowitz was canvassing his college dorm, searching for a partner to join him in a game of intramural football, and Ciesielka decided to take him up on the offer.In college, Ciesielka and Rabinowitz's relationship evolved from hallmates to friends. And over the following four decades, the two Penn graduates would grow close, following similar paths and ultimately becoming partners in their profession.On Tuesday, Ciesielka […]
Reports of sexual harassment to Penn's Ombuds Office hit five-year high
This year, Penn's Office of the Ombuds' annual report found a significant increase in the number of people who came to the office to discuss instances of sexual harassment and violence. In the past several years, the ombuds' report has consistently reported that no student or faculty member reported instances of sexual harassment or violence. This year, the number jumped to five complaints.According to the report, the increase was likely a result of a July 2016 change in University policy that made the Office of the Ombuds a confidential resource for instances of sexual violence. Lynn Hollen […]