Patient at Pennsylvania hospital doesn’t have Ebola
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's health department says Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of a patient's illness at a Philadelphia hospital.
Penn Medicine had said the patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was being tested for the potentially deadly illness even though officials didn't believe the patient had Ebola.
Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101.
He died Monday night, his son Ronald Perelman said in a statement.
California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime.
Samuel Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California, entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court.
Bail was previously set at $5 million but Judge Kimberly Menninger ordered Woodward held without bail at prosecutors' request, saying she believed he would be a danger to the community if released.
Hospitals help patients get out the vote while stuck in bed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The midterm elections are just around the corner, but efforts to "get out the vote" don't mean much if voters unexpectedly find themselves unable to get out of their hospital bed on Election Day.
Plying flea markets, harvest festivals to probe rural mind
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Discerning buyers squeezed bundles of diabetic socks and scrutinized sweet potato cream cheese pies. Grown men reverted, unsheathing ninja swords while wives rolled eyeballs and shook their heads "No."
Alum gives $25M to Wharton School for entrepreneur building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Wharton School of business graduate is giving $25 million to the school at The University of Pennsylvania to build a hall focusing on entrepreneurs.
Wharton announced Thursday that Nicolai Tangen's gift would also establish an international scholarship fund.
Tangen is the founder of London-based investment partnership AKO Capital. He graduated from the Philadelphia school in 1992.
Israeli leader picks Wharton professor as central bank chief
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nominated a University of Pennsylvania business school professor to be the next chief of Israel's central bank.
Netanyahu said Tuesday that Amir Yaron is "the most qualified for the position of Bank of Israel governor" and is "considered one of the world's experts in financial economics."
Yaron, an Israeli national, is a professor of banking and finance who has taught at the Wharton School since 2009.
California man to stand trial for gay student’s slaying
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday.
Blaze Bernstein texted a friend a photo of Samuel Woodward and said the two had run into each other and he thought they were going to hook up, saying sex with the former schoolmate would be "legendary."
The Latest: Californian to be tried in gay student’s death
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a defendant charged with killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student (all times local):
A Southern California man will stand trial on charges that he murdered a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime.
An Orange County judge ruled Tuesday that there's enough evidence to try 21-year-old Samuel Woodward of Newport Beach for the January stabbing death of Blaze Bernstein.
Former dean sues university president, alleging retaliation
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania dean alleges he was fired for counseling a secretary who told him she was sexually harassed by the college's president.
Lawyer: Suspect in anti-gay killing struggled with sexuality
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man denied Wednesday that he killed a University of Pennsylvania student because the victim was gay.
Samuel Woodward, 21, who has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge, appeared in court and also denied a hate-crime allegation connected to the killing of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, the Orange County Register reported.
Bernstein's body was found in a shallow grave in January at a park near his parents' Lake Forest home.
Penn Medicine eliminating sugary drinks in facilities
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia hospital system is eliminating sugary drinks at its facilities to help patients and workers stay healthy.
University of Pennsylvania Health System recently announced it will phase out drinks with added sugar over the next several months. The hospital system said in a statement the changes were part of an effort to help people dealing with heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student carried out the killing because the victim was gay, prosecutors said Thursday.
A hate crime sentencing enhancement was being added to a murder charge against 21-year-old Samuel Woodward in the death of 19-year-old sophomore Blaze Bernstein, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers managing partner and former University of Pennsylvania wrestler Josh Harris has donated $1 million to the Quakers wrestling program.
The school announced the gift from Harris, who graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1986, on Wednesday.
Penn says the gift will be spread out over five years, with $500,000 going to an assistant coaching endowment and $500,000 directed toward facility renovations and other expenses.
Sonic attacks: How a medical mystery can sow distrust in foreign governments
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.
The guides intersperse personal stories with historic content as they lead groups through the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's new galleries that tell tales going back 10,000 years.
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Last in an occasional series that follows a group of first-generation college students through their freshman year at the elite University of Pennsylvania.
When his freshman year started last September, Anthony Scarpone-Lambert had a hard time seeing how working-class kids like him could find a place amid the brick and ivy of the University of Pennsylvania campus.
The University of Pennsylvania this week launched a $4.1 billion fundraising campaign, the most aggressive in its history, with the goal of completing it by 2021, a year before Amy Gutmann’s current contract as president is scheduled to end.
The parents of a Wharton School junior who died by suicide filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania alleging that campus professionals failed to respond appropriately to the 21-year-old woman’s repeated pleas for help.
Ao “Olivia” Kong suffered fatal injuries April 11, 2016, when she was hit by a Market-Frankford Line train at 40th Street Station.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Mercy) and St. Mary Medical Center (St. Mary) have formed an alliance to focus on the development of joint clinical care programs and population health initiatives to improve health care throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
Teachers, social service experts, and more: Meet the 9 new Philly school board members
Mayor Kenney on Wednesday named his school board, announcing a nine-member panel that will begin running the Philadelphia School District on July 1. The new members are:
Penn, Princeton, other Ivies were harder to get into. Did higher scores on the new SAT convince more students to apply?
The University of Pennsylvania this week admitted 3,731 students for the class of 2022 – just under 8.4 percent of the applicant pool, a record low for the Ivy League school.
Last year, the university accepted 9.1 percent of applicants.
Rebecca Heilweil, STAFF WRITER
For the past two weeks, Ivy Leaguers have lined up by the hundreds around lunchtime, plastic in hand, for cured salmon tartines, shrimp tempuras and mint chocolate tahina shakes, at the newly renovated and rechristened Franklin’s Table food hall across from the University of Pennsylvania.
It’s hard to spend any Benjamins at Franklin’s Table. Four of the five lunch spots won’t take cash.
TRUMBULL — Trumbull High School brought home a top honor at the 21st Penn Model Congress competition, a first for the team which formed only four years ago.
Trumbull’s Model Congress team has been attending the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress competition since spring 2015. But this year, competing against more than 700 students from around the country, the team was honored with the “Best Small Delegation Award,” along with several individual awards for students.
False statements about African-American law students at the University of Pennsylvania by Professor Amy Wax have brought swift rebuke from the Penn law community at odds with her suggestion that African-American performance at Penn is sub-par.
People gathered Tuesday inside Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania to listen to a panel discussing Philadelphia's criminal justice system and Meek Mill's incarceration.
The discussion, "REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light," was opened by Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stevenson.
A discussion of the rapper's probation and now incarceration was lead by his attorney, Joe Tacopina, along with the rapper's mother, Kathy Williams, and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A white University of Pennsylvania law school professor who said she has never seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class has been removed from teaching required first-year law courses.
In tumultuous times, Penn to debate race, firearms, immigration at public ‘teach-in’
It was a time of deep unrest, with growing criticism of the nation’s involvement overseas and concerns about discrimination at home.
The University of Pennsylvania felt compelled to hold a series of campus-wide discussions and debates to try to help the nation and its own campus find a way through those thorny times.
Activist and local social justice groups announced on Thursday that they will be holding a discussion at the University of Pennsylvania on March 13 to shed more light on the background of Meek Mill’s imprisonment and probation.
The announcement was tweeted out from the rapper’s social media account.
The event will also focus on more issues surrounding Philadelphia’s criminal justice system. REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light will happen at Irvine Auditorium at 4 p.m.
New stem cell found in lung may offer target for regenerative medicine
Newly identified stem cells in the lung that multiply rapidly after a pulmonary injury may offer an opportunity for innovative future treatments that harness the body's ability to regenerate. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists describe cells that could become a new tool to treat lung diseases across the lifespan, from premature infants to the elderly.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student has been depressed in jail and feels remorse for his family but is faring relatively well under the circumstances, his attorney said on Friday.
Samuel Woodward, 20, has been reading the Bible while he is being held on $5 million bail, defense lawyer Edward Munoz said.
Tuition, fees and room and board costs at the University of Pennsylvania would top $70,000 next year under a proposal endorsed by a committee of the board of trustees Thursday.
On the west side of this city’s main Amtrak station sits an empty lot. But soon, it will be transformed into a public park filled with lawns, walkways and even redwood trees, in the first stage of one of Philadelphia’s biggest real estate projects.
The University of Pennsylvania is moving forward with relabeling a central part of its campus named for a former trustee who is in the midst of a sexual-misconduct scandal.
The school’s “current plan” is to rename “Wynn Commons,” named after hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn, to “Penn Commons,” university spokesman Ron Ozio confirmed Friday. The Daily Pennsylvanian first reported the decision.
130 on Penn campus battle gun violence with silent protest
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More than 130 University of Pennsylvania students and a handful of faculty and staff lined the curves of Locust Walk on campus Thursday to protest gun violence in the wake of the school massacre in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 14 that left 17 people dead.
Noah Sunday-Lefowitz and Anthony Nardone are two college students from Shavertown who happened to have the same dream — become a Walt Disney Imagineer.
The Muhlenberg College senior and the University of Pennsylvania junior also got the same chance to make that dream come true. The Shavertown natives were finalists in the 2018 Imaginations Design Competition, created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering with the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of diverse Imagineers.
Lionel F. Rubin, 84, pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor
Lionel Freedman Rubin, 84, a former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine who was a pioneer in the field of veterinary ophthalmology, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Lankenau Medical Center after a brief illness. Courtesy of the family Lionel Freedman Rubin
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. recently hosted the official opening of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.
Biden is currently Penn’s Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor.
The official opening marks almost a year since the university announced the Biden appointment and the formation of the new Penn Biden Center focused on diplomacy and global engagement.
Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A clear diagnosis of just what happened to trigger their mysterious health problems.
The University of Pennsylvania has named John L. Jackson Jr. as its new dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett. The selection follows an international search.
Eighth-graders collect tampons to help Penn first-generation students who can’t afford them
One in an occasional series that follows a group of first-generation college students through their freshman year at the elite University of Pennsylvania.
Two eighth-graders burning to save the world stood in a conference room at Greenfield Elementary School in Center City, surrounded by dozens of packages of feminine products.
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to speak at Penn’s commencement
Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement in May, the school announced Tuesday.
Penn is one of the first area universities to announce a commencement speaker for the upcoming graduation season.
California man pleads not guilty to college student’s murder
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a park not far from his family's home.
Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was ordered held on $5 million bail with conditions including GPS monitoring, a curfew and a protective order for the victim's family if he is released.
The Latest: Californian pleads not guilty to killing student
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local):
A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a trial that's prompted calls to change state murder laws.
Twenty-year-old Samuel Woodward entered the plea on Friday in Santa Ana. A judge set his bail at $5 million with special conditions that he must wear a monitor.
UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescinds his and Cosby’s degrees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against both men.