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  1. Restaurant week returns to University CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Bobby's Burger Palace is one of the many restaurant in University City participating in dining days July 14th - July 24th Dining Days are returning to University City this summer July 14-24, bringing an ever-growing selection of food deals to the West Philadelphia area. Now in its 12th year, University City Dining Days are designed to allow residents and tourists alike to sample West Philly fare at a fixed price.

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  2. 'The Daily Show' gears up to film at PennRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The Annenberg Center was chosen out of five possible venues in Philadelphia due to its location, size and technological equipment "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will be filming at Penn's Annenberg Center from Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, July 29. Eight hundred free tickets were distributed to the Penn community in a lottery in April, and a full audience is expected at each of the four nights. Comedy Central first reached out to Penn about a year ago about the Annenberg Center being a possible filming location for its show, according to Annenberg Center Associate Managing Director Stuart Jasper.

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  3. No road closures in University City during the DNC, according to DPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    During the Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in late September 2015, Walnut Street and several other major roads were closed to accommodate Unlike the numerous road closures experienced during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia last fall, Penn's Division of Public Safety said the Democratic National Convention set to take place July 25-28 should be more quiet around University City and students should experience fewer, if any, disturbances as a result of the convention. But if you want to see Hillary Clinton buy a cheesesteak from Tony Luke's or join in the protests at FDR Park, there are some things you should know about traveling in Philadelphia during the DNC.

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  4. DNC volunteers cultivate West Philadelphia community gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The one-acre plot sits behind the Karabots Pediatric Care Center at 48th and Market Streets. It is considered the main volunteer project for the Democratic National Convention, which will be in Philadelphia, July 25-28 While politics aren't always associated with plants, the Democratic National Convention provided volunteers in June to turn a parking lot in West Philadelphia into a flourishing community garden.

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  5. Professors spearhead citywide art installation projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced late last month that the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will receive $300,000 to help finance "Monument Lab: A Citywide Public Art and History Exhibition," an extensive art installation and collaboration slated to be exhibited next summer. The project, created by Penn professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department Ken Lum, Urban Studies professor Dr. Paul Farber and A. Will Brown, will feature several installations by world-renowned artists in ten pavilions across the city.

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  6. Innovation Prize winners join Pennovation CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    This year's President's Innovation Prize recipients are joining the Pennovation Center, the University's Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services announced on June 28. The prize was awarded to two start-up companies, Fever Smart and XEED, founded by four 2016 Penn graduates. "XEED and Fever Smart are on the vanguard of innovation; they are disruptive, ingenious and pioneering," Penn President Amy Gutmann said in an interview with Penn News from April when the winners were announced.

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  7. Grace Kelly's Philadelphia home goes on the marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    When Philadelphia-born Grace Kelly married into European royalty in 1956, it was a crowning moment for a family whose legacy had been intertwined with Penn before she was even born. Now, the Northwest Philadelphia estate where Kelly grew up is up for sale.

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  8. A look at men's basketball's Class of 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Having brought in a handful of guards and a couple of talented forwards, Penn men's basketball will be looking to have a strong 2016-17 season. Though the Penn men's basketball Class of 2020 has been more or less set for a while now, head coach Steve Donahue made things official when he unveiled the newest Quakers last week.

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  9. $1.9 million in government grants awarded to Penn researchers by convicted U.S. representativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The announcement came after Fattah, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science , announced a $510,000 grant from the NSF to Penn math professor Ron Donagi in May. Fattah, the Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional district - which includes West Philadelphia - has been at the center of a corruption scandal since his indictment in July 2015. He was An $800,000 grant will fund research from associate professor of biology Dr. Marc F. Schmidt.

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  10. Lacrosse teams host Urban Youth Lacrosse JamboreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The third annual YQCA Urban Youth Lacrosse Jamboree took place on June 4 and 5 on Franklin Field at Penn. For the third year in a row, Penn played host to the Urban Youth Lacrosse Jamboree, an annual celebration of community partnerships through sports competition.

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  11. Congressman and Penn Alum Chaka Fattah convicted in racketeering caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Chaka Fattah, U.S. Representative of West Philadelphia and a 1986 Fels Institute of Government graduate, was convicted on Tuesday, June 21 in a federal racketeering case. The verdict was announced after a four-week trial by a jury of nine women and three men.

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  12. Shark Tank comes to WhartonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Rose Laden, Director of Alumni Relations, Engagement and Programming for the Wharton School, said that approximately 100 people in 50 teams participated in the casting call at Penn. "Shark Tank" reached out to Penn about holding a casting call as a part of its college program.

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  13. Prosecutors finish their case against Fattah in week threeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The federal corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is continued the week of May 31-June 3. Fattah and four of his colleagues are being accused of misusing federal grants, campaign contributions and charitable donations to pay off his debts and advance his career. On Tuesday, May 31, prosecutors focused on congressman's former live-in au pair, Simone Muller.

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  14. State loosens alcohol restrictions, Philly adds soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Wednesday was a busy day for beverages, with Pennsylvania dramatically loosening alcohol sales and Philadelphia looking to pass a soda tax. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted with an overwhelming majority on Tuesday for a bill that will make it easier to buy and sell beer, wine and liquor, according to NBC 10. Governor Tom Wolf signed it into law less than a day later on Wednesday, allowing grocery stores and other outlets to sell takeout wine and formalizing beer sales in convenience stores that have already begun as a result of lawsuits.

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  15. Penn students head to the DNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    "I knew when I first heard that Philadelphia got the bid that I wanted to be involved in some way," rising College junior Karissa Hand said. Since January, Hand has been working as a press intern for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC, a nonprofit organization chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

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  16. New Student Issue: Ten high-profile visitors who came to Penn this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    On his mission to abolish cancer, Joe Biden stopped at Penn's Abrasion Cancer Center today and had the following to say about America: "[I can] define America in one word: possibilities." Penn is a magnet for big names in almost every industry, from sports to academia, business to the arts.

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  17. New Student Issue: Exploring West Phila. beyond 40th St.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    While it's easy to stick close to campus for food options, there is a lot to explore beyond the "Penn Bubble." On 40th Street you have your classics and student favorites, including Greek Lady, Ben & Jerry's, Qdoba, Hip City Veg, Smokey Joe's and necessities like Dunkin' But if you are looking for something different than the usual food choices within University City, check out these places: This coffee shop has excellent drinks that are both fair-traded and organic.

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  18. Sen. Bob Casey testifies in Fattah's ongoing corruption trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    One of the most closely watched political corruption cases in recent Philadelphia history is underway this summer. The federal corruption trial against U.S. Rep. Fattah and four of his close political allies are being accused of misusing federal grants, campaign contributions and charitable donations to pay off his debts and advance his career.

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  19. NYT spotlights Philly, ICA in 36 Hours seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    The New York Times picked Philadelphia as the latest subject of its "36 Hours" travel series - and recommended starting out on Penn's campus. "Begin on the west side of town in the heart of University City," the article suggested.

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  20. Philadelphia mayor bans city employees from travelling to anti-LGBT statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Daily Pennsylvanian

    Jim Kenney said city employees would be banned from traveling to those states on official business until the laws are A month later, the laws in Mississippi and North Carolina as well as the city's travel ban are still in force. Kenney extended the order to two additional states for similar reasons.

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