Some professors say the virtual format of the fall semester has worked better than they had anticipated, crediting the surprising success to the hard work and flexibility of their students.
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In 2020, many long-time Penn administrators left their positions, paving the way for new faces on campus.
Following years of backlash for its refusal to make Payment in Lieu of Taxes, Penn has decided to contribute $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia. Yet, students and professors say the contribution is not a PILOT, criticizing its short-term commitment as well as Penn's framing of it as a gift rather than a debt owed to the city.
Construction to install air conditioning in Gregory College House — the last dorm without AC — is expected to complete by May 2021.
The city of Philadelphia has imposed a citywide curfew for residents from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday — the second such curfew since the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.
The city of Philadelphia will be under curfew from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday in response to protests following the police killing of West Philadelphia resident Walter Wallace Jr.
As the Penn community awaits the University's decision on spring 2021 operations, some of Penn’s on-campus buildings and operations have reopened for students in a limited capacity.
Last year, Penn students crowded into Iron Gate Theater on the weekends to watch comedy sketches or a capella performances. But this semester, Penn’s performing arts groups were forced to leave Iron Gate behind and instead perform in Zoom rooms.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and her husband Michael Doyle donated $2 million to the School of Nursing to create the Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program, according to a Tuesday night announcement.
The Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative has started a farm in Penn Park to combat food insecurity at Penn and in Philadelphia — an issue exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — and increase healthy habits on campus.
As Mamta Motwani Accapadi begins her new role as Vice Provost for University Life this semester, student leaders commend her dedication to enhancing the Penn experience for all community members despite its virtual setting.
Dave Portnoy, the founder of sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports, was spotted outside Smokey Joe's and Allegro Pizza and Grill on Wednesday evening.
Penn Law deleted its public statement on the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg after students lambasted it for including a quote from controversial law professor Amy Wax.
The School of Arts and Sciences will pause admissions for school-funded Ph.D. programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Brown University is inviting more undergraduates to resume in-person instruction on campus in October, despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks forcing universities across the country to close.
Every fall, hundreds of stressed Penn students shuffle along in a hurry, dressed in formal wear from countless coffee chats, info sessions, and interviews for recruiting for top consulting, finance, and investment banking jobs.
Temple University moved almost all instruction online for the remainder of the fall semester after reporting more than 200 COVID-19 cases less than two weeks after in-person classes began.
Some colleges in the United States are reversing their initial fall decisions as coronavirus cases surge in various states. Penn, however, has stayed quiet since its previous announcement inviting all students and faculty back to campus for the fall.
Penn professors with children in the School District of Philadelphia predict difficulties in balancing childcare and professional responsibilities this fall.
Some graduate students who are currently weighing whether to teach courses in person this fall expressed confusion and frustration over the lack of support for graduate and professional students as outlined in Penn's fall 2020 plan.