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university president amy gutmann
City Life

It’s Not Just Amy Gutmann. Philly-Area College Presidents Are Leaving in Droves

The recent news that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has been tapped by President Joe Biden to become the nation’s ambassador to Germany wasn’t […]

angela duckworth
City Life

Angela Duckworth, the Author of Grit, on Teaching Resilience Amid a Pandemic

Rittenhouse Square resident and soon-to-be empty nester Angela Duckworth has made a career of helping others uncover their inner fortitude. The Cherry Hill native talks […]

thomas farley move bombing
City Life

Philadelphia Owes the MOVE Survivors Reparations, Not Just An Apology

On the 36th anniversary of the tragic MOVE bombing — a city-authorized bombing and burning of a Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia that killed 11 people, […]

covid sniffing dogs
City Life

Penn Researchers Need Your Sweaty T-Shirts to Train Their COVID-Sniffing Dogs

Now that the New York Times reports the unfortunate news that the United States is unlikely to ever reach herd immunity against the coronavirus, it looks like […]

lia pregnancy test
NextHealth PHL

A Pair of Penn Grads Created a Biodegradable and Flushable Home Pregnancy Test

When the first at-home pregnancy test arrived on store shelves in the 1970s, women everywhere were promised a “private little revolution.” For the first time, […]

university of pennsylvania students who are trying to start a UPenn hunting club
City Life

These Penn Students Say the University Is Thwarting Their Efforts to Start a Hunting Club

After you pay your tens of thousands of dollars in tuition at the University of Pennsylvania, you are eligible to sign up for all sorts […]

Heart arrhythmia
NextHealth PHL

In New Study, Penn Researchers Find Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Heart Arrhythmia Care

When it comes to overall health and wellness, taking care of one’s heart is critical, as heart disease remains the leading cause of death in […]

City Life

I’m a Penn Alum — There’s Nothing Charitable About Their $100 Million Donation

It sounded too good to be true. And so it was. The University of Pennsylvania, an institution with a $14.9 billion endowment, announced before Thanksgiving […]

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NextHealth PHL

Penn Is Enrolling Pregnant Women in a COVID-19 Clinical Trial. Here’s Why That’s Important

Remember convalescent plasma? Early in the pandemic, researchers had the idea of gathering blood plasma from patients who’d recovered from COVID-19. They presumed those patients […]

billy penn editor danya henninger and philadelphia health commissioner thomas farley debate the value of the philly covid mask
City Life

Are Those New Philly COVID Masks Actually Any Good?

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Those New Philly COVID Masks Are Cool […]

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City Life

Snoop Dogg Says He’s Investing in Atlantic City

A roundup of Philly news. We may update this article at any time as new information becomes available. Snoop Dogg Says He’s Investing In Atlantic […]

essential tremor
NextHealth PHL

An Inside Look at Penn’s Brain-Zapping Treatment for Essential Tremor

For roughly 20 years, Ellen Gruebel has been unable to apply her own make-up, cook and eat her favorite meals or sign her name. Pouring […]

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who just responded to some of the transphobia against her
City Life

Rachel Levine Has Had Enough of Your Transphobic Bullshit

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Health Secretary Rachel Levine Addresses Transphobic Comments […]

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City Life

Here’s the List of Demands Most of City Council Just Gave to Kenney for Philly Police Reform

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. 14 City Council Members Send List of […]

City Life

Now Is the Time for Penn and Philly’s Other Big-Money Nonprofits to Pay PILOTs

When enjoying the classic card game of spades, most players wait until the very end of a round to play their most competitive hand. Those […]