Sunday’s closed executive meeting of the Undergraduate Assembly contributed to a postponement of the annual budget process, leaving other branches of student government without an official budget allocation until March 23.
Class Boards plan to add to the mental health initiatives on campus and host the Wellness Project, working with CAPS to coordinate Mental Health Week and implementing Wellness Wednesdays.
Last year, the Bureau issued 31 citations to students at 2 off-campus parties during Fling
Professors on Business Ethics and Philosophy brought upon the UA the topic of Penn's assets in tobacco companies, urging the Assembly to speak out against the university's endorsements.
The Student Committee on Undergraduate Education elected Luis Siegmund as its new chair. He discussed the body’s plans to connect Penn students.
During this week’s meeting, the UA delved on the prospect of a new research-oriented pre-orientation program: also discussed was the creation of a new mental health forum and the new “Got Consent?” campaign.
The UA also voted to sponsor the development of a Penn mobile app and to change the UA president and vice president prerequisites.
The Office of Admissions is now instructing tour guides, who are members of the Kite and Key Society, to say less about starting new clubs or language courses.
The general body also was updated about Admitted Student Outreach, a program being piloted with Early Decision admits to facilitate connections with relevant student leaders.
The website features “tutorials” on topics of interest, as well as videos of speakers on campus that students might have missed.
The suggestion for a public speaking curriculum has been raised in the past, but some are worried it may not fit into current curriculum under the Critical Writing Program.
Even spaces that are rent free require that students pay for services such as housekeeping and security.
On Sunday, members of the Undergraduate Assembly considered whether its body is truly representative of the student body.
The general body is also working with Penn Transit to increase use of its services, starting with a shuttle to the Homecoming game.
The DP sat down with the Student Activities Council’s incoming chair.
Representatives from various clubs spoke about the Student Activities Council’s moratorium which prevent clubs from being recognized and, as a result, from receiving funding from the UA.
The moratorium, which prevents recognition of new student groups, has been in place for a year.
Given SCUE’s recent academic initiatives, The Daily Pennsylvanian is taking a look at how other schools in the Ivy League are helping shape student academic life.
The Fall Concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Harrison Auditorium of the Penn Museum.
After being informed of an “uptick” in bicycle-related injuries last year, the UA is aiming to address some of the most common biking issues this semester.