West Philadelphia

Skating on fresh ice

The University and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation celebrated the reopening of the newly refurbished Penn Ice Rink on Oct. 25.

Amanda Mott

Newman Center reaches a milestone

To mark its 125-year anniversary, the Newman Club, which supports the spiritual and social lives of Penn’s Catholic community, held a celebration in October, which featured panel discussions and speakers, masses and prayers, as well as a beer garden, dinners, and a gala.

Penn Today Staff

Five events to watch for in April

Happening around campus this April: an appearance by “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley, a talk from Inquirer critic Inga Saffron, and the 10th annual West Craft Fest.

Brandon Baker



In the News


NextCity.org

Can Fighting Blight Prevent Gun Violence?

John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited for his research on the impact that cleaning vacant lots can have on reducing violence in urban environments.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Renter Beware: Philly’s Deadly Housing Problem

Robert Fairbanks of the School of Arts and Sciences explained how unmet demands for affordable housing contribute to the proliferation of unregulated, and often unsafe, rooming houses in Philadelphia.

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