Paul Phillips

News Editor

September 30, 2015

Number of reported crimes increased by 38 percent between 2013 and 2014

There were 77 crimes reported on the University’s main campus in 2014, an increase from 56 crimes reported in 2013, according to the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Wednesday. The increase was mainly caused by an uptick in the number of motor vehicle thefts reported … Read More

September 27, 2015

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma lectures on rise of Africa and democracy

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma discussed the rise of Africa at a lecture on Sunday, saying that Africa has come a long way in terms of establishing peace and democracy. Zuma noted that while there were only eight democracies in the continent of Africa in 1991, two-thirds of the … Read More

September 27, 2015

170 students offered sorority membership following rush

Two-hundred forty-six students registered for sorority rush and about 170 students were offered membership in a sorority last week, three years after freshmen were banned from rushing on campus, the University’s Panhellenic Council president Caroline Snowden ’17 said. Around 60 students were offered bids for Pi Beta … Read More

September 27, 2015

150 students attend mass hosted by Pope Francis in Philadelphia

A delegation of University students attended the mass conducted by Pope Francis at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday. The mass was expected to draw as many as one million participants, according to USA Today. Francis told attendees that holiness, similar to happiness, is always contained … Read More

September 21, 2015

First Whig-Clio debate discusses presidential race

The first Whig-Cliosophic Senate Debate of the year took place on Monday, with candidates from the opposing sides debating whether the Republican presidential field will produce a better candidate than the Democratic presidential field. The Clio, or conservative, side won the debate by a vote of 15 to … Read More

May 29, 2015

Urban planning panel discusses future of American city architecture

Four University graduates now employed in occupations related to city planning and architecture discussed the future and challenges facing the American city at a panel discussion Friday. Panelists were Ray Gastil GS ’91, director of the Department of City Planning in Pittsburgh; Peter Waldman GS ’67, professor of architecture at … Read More

May 29, 2015

Alumni in education discuss issues in public school system

The American public system is in crisis, alumni panelists said on Friday. Panelists included Alan Safran ’80, president and chair of the board at SAGA Innovations; Anne Herr ’85, director of school quality at Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; Dan Lips ’00, vice president for policy at the Goldwater Institute; … Read More