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Penn students largely expressed excitement about the possibility of taking in-person classes this fall after a year of navigating online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Penn will hold the Class of 2021 commencement ceremony in person at Franklin Field for graduating seniors only on May 17. Guests, including family and friends, must watch the ceremony online.
The Penn Relays will be canceled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local restrictions on large gatherings, Penn's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics announced on March 4.
Within days of moving in, first-year students are reportedly partying in college houses and breaking Penn's COVID-19 guidelines, angering students, residential advisors, and graduate associates who fear a surge in COVID-19 cases on campus.
Penn replaced QuakerNet with MyPenn as its alumni database system, garnering largely positive reactions from student and alumni users who appreciate its revamped features.
Undergraduate students living outside the United States will no longer be able to hold on-campus employment positions for the spring semester.
The Wharton School's latest MBA Careers 2020 report found that the percentage of students from the recent graduating class who received full-time job offers dipped below 95% for the first time in a decade.
The Wharton School has connected 241 MBA students with Wharton graduates during the virtual semester to encourage networking through the Wharton Alumni Welcome Program.
A group of five Perelman School of Medicine students launched a Penn Pals program to connect medical and dental students in the U.S. with those in China, allowing both parties to practice their respective medical Mandarin and English speaking skills.
The Annenberg School for Communication has created a task force to support its international students following student concerns regarding visa statuses and COVID-19 travel restrictions.
For students paying to attend an MBA program, the in-person experience is crucial to networking and making the most of the short two-year program. Now with the fully remote semester, Wharton MBA students are struggling to connect with other students and contending that the MBA program is not worth the full tuition.
Following the School of Arts & Sciences’ decision to pause 2021-2022 Ph.D. admissions, graduate students are calling on administration for more transparency on how available funds will be allocated to current Ph.D. students.
While some students living on campus find the Penn Dining meals to be satisfactory, other students with vegan and vegetarian diets criticize the lack of options and freshness of their meals.
An award-winning poet with an appreciation for the sciences, Leslie Shinn — coordinator of the biochemistry and Vagelos Scholars program in molecular life sciences for more than 20 years — died on Aug. 29.
On the same day resident advisors and graduate associates moved into campus housing last week, College Houses & Academic Services informed those who were meant to be living in the Quad, Hill College House, and Kings Court English College House that they would have to relocate "shortly." The last minute change fueled RAGAs' continued frustration with CHAS's communication about fall housing.
While resident advisors and graduate associates will be able to live on campus this fall, many RAGAs are left confused about their job responsibilities and possible termination of their contracts if COVID-19 conditions worsen.
Some Residential Advisors and Graduate Associates are considering quitting their jobs, prompted by the University's repeated dismissal of their concerns regarding the fall semester.
Penn's Resident Advisors and Graduate Associates are demanding fair treatment from the University as the fall semester looms closer, calling for a clear outline of their job expectations and increased compensation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
César de la Fuente, Penn presidential assistant professor in psychiatry, microbiology, and bioengineering, received $80,000 in funding through the inaugural Nemirovsky Engineering and Medicine Opportunity prize for his proposed development of rapid COVID-19 virus breath tests.