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"The Daily Pennsylvanian is the University of Pennsylvania's independent student
newspaper. We cover news and sports from around the Philadelphia metro area
and from the University of Pennsylvania.
Welcome to The Daily Pennsylvanian, the independent student newspaper of the
University of Pennsylvania. About 136 mornings each school year, Penn students,
faculty and staff turn to the DP as their source of campus and city news and sports
coverage. The Daily Pennsylvanian exists to inform the Penn community of relevant
news and opinion while providing a training vehicle for students.
First published in 1885, under the name The Pennsylvanian, the DP is perennially
recognized as one of the top college newspapers in the country. The paper has
been published daily since 1894 (except from May 1943 to November 1945, when
it was not published because of World War II). In 1962, the DP broke away from the
student government and became independent. At the same time, the paper merged
with the Pennsylvania News, the university's women's newspaper.
In 1984, The Daily Pennsylvanian became a corporation, formally completing the
separation of any editorial or financial control by the University of Pennsylvania."