Penn students and staff are in an uproar after black freshmen students were added to a GroupMe group titled “Nigger Lynching" on Friday. A Penn staffer told Billy Penn the President’s Office “was blowing up” with calls from concerned parents. Governor Wolf weighed in, calling the events "unacceptable," and Mayor Kenney called it "disgusting behavior." Late yesterday, Penn President Amy Gutmann decried the actions of the account, which appears to be based in Oklahoma, and said university police and “information security staff” were working with the FBI to locate its source. On Friday evening, the University of Oklahoma announced it had suspended a student in connection with the racist activity.
There’s a lot that reporters and political consultants and pollsters and, hell, even the campaigns themselves got wrong about this election. The jury is still out on why — although these three Philly-area voters Billy Penn spoke with have a pretty clear idea why they cast ballots for Trump. But definitively, here are six things we got wrong in the lead-up to the presidential election in Pennsylvania and the math behind what ended up happening.
Villanova men's basketball won its first game of the season at home last night, trouncing Lafayette 88-48. Just seven months removed from the national championship thriller, head coach Jay Wright has done his best to keep this year’s team grounded. He had a good team last season. Really, really good. Yet, maybe, this year’s team can be better.
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Celebrate Philly's best-in-US big city park system by helping clean it up. Check the map and find a place to join hundreds of volunteers; many neighborhood parks are also hosting festivals and lunches throughout the day.
Where: Philly parks at various green spots throughout the city
When: November 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Soak up the autumn air and the community feels at a late-evening feast with live music and original art. Best part: It's all totally free.
Where: West Philadelphia street corner at Powelton & Lancaster Aves.
When: November 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Dating app Bumble has a feature it calls "BumbleBFF," which basically matches you with potential friends instead of lovers. The folks behind it are hosting a free tournament for 21+ at the new Kensington hatchet house.
Where: Urban Axes at 2019 E. Boston St. 19125
When: November 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Local funny troupe Good Good Comedy has put together a week's worth of humorous standup shows, and you can get into any of them for just $5 a pop. Takes place at the group's new theater in Chinatown.
Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre at 215 N. 11 St. 19107
When: November 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to November 19, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.
How much: $5