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Penn’s Lia Thomas plans to keep swimming – with an eye on Olympics

“Trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.”

By The Associated Press

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Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer

Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men’s team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to compete in March at the 2022 NCAA swimming and diving championships.

By The Associated Press

MOVE bombing victim remains from Penn have been returned, family says

Sue Africa, who lost her son Tomaso in the 1985 bombing, said the effort to identify the remains almost seem moot. “Those remains, no matter who they are, are going to be taken care of by us,” Sue told WHYY News, “because our belief is life.”

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

College athletic departments gear up for student endorsement deals

New rules allow athletes to profit from the use of their name, image or likeness — with some exceptions.

By Sam Dunklau

Biden picks UPenn president for Germany ambassador

President Joe Biden is nominating University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Gutmann has served since 2004 as president of the Ivy League university in Philadelphia where Biden had established a foreign policy center following his vice presidency.

By The Associated Press

‘We are not subjects of study!’: Protesters march on Penn Museum to decry handling of MOVE remains

Bones thought to have belonged to two girls killed in the 1985 bombing were stored at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for decades through a muddled chain of custody.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY