In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Penn has moved courses online for the remainder of the spring semester, asking students who remained at Penn during break to vacate on-campus housing by March 15.
This is an incredibly challenging time for everyone at Penn: First–generation, low–income and international students who are determining how to get home, faculty who have to figure out how to move courses online by the end of next week, and graduating seniors who saw the ends of their college experiences upended by a global pandemic.
This is a historic moment that we at The Daily Pennsylvanian are committed to covering thoroughly and intelligently. Whether we are working from our homes across the globe or our offices at 4015 Walnut St., we have a moral responsibility to keep the Penn community informed during these challenging times.
We have decided to run a final print edition of the DP this Saturday, focused on how the coronavirus has changed life at Penn. After, we will pause print editions of the DP and 34th Street for the first time since World War II. We will, however, continue to produce content online every day and keep our readers informed as we learn more about the situation.
There are plenty of unanswered questions that our reporters will continue to seek answers to. Through these uncertain, stressful times, you can count on us to provide you fair, accurate news and listen to your voices through our Opinion section. Our thoughts at The Daily Pennsylvanian, 34th Street Magazine, and Under the Button are with the students, faculty, and staff who have to accommodate this rapidly changing international crisis.
The coronavirus outbreak and its global impact demands participation from journalists around the world, and we are honored to continue our history of delivering information to the public.
ISABELLA SIMONETTI is a College junior from New York, N.Y. studying English. Her email address is email@example.com. She is the president of the 136th Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc.
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