West Philadelphia

Fresh Grocer on campus has closed its doors

Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streets has closed its doors. Penn Transit is offering new services to accommodate the grocery needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Dee Patel

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.

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In the News


Generocity

Stretch your charitable dollar with Penn’s 2019 High Impact Giving Guide

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its annual giving guide. This year, the guide focused on three main areas: “Those recovering from substance abuse, hard-to-reach communities lacking basic healthcare, and students at various stages of life at risk of being left behind.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?

The School of Design’s Erick Guerra discussed the issue of delivery trucks blocking major streets in Philadelphia. “One of the big first steps is closely analyzing and understanding the problem,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s quite been done yet.”

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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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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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