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.
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Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett announced on June 29 that Mamta Motwani Accapadi will serve as Penn’s new Vice Provost for University Life. Accapadi, the former Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College, will replace Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum beginning Aug. 17.
Students have responded with mixed reactions, ranging from optimism to considerations of taking a gap year, to Penn's decision to open campus and offer instruction in a hybrid format for fall 2020.
University Chaplain and 2000 College graduate Charles Howard has been named Penn’s first Vice President for Social Equity and Community.
In light of the upcoming presidential election and recent nationwide protests against systematic racism, UMOJA — the umbrella organization for Black student groups on campus — is demanding action from Penn to prioritize the health and well-being of Black students on campus, and to aid organizations benefitting West Philadelphia.
Backlogs and delays in receiving mail-in ballots may prevent some from casting their votes in the June 2 primary, despite a one-week extension of the deadline to receive mail-in ballots.
Two hundred and seven Penn faculty and staff signed an open letter urging administration to use the University's endowment to support graduate students and non-tenured faculty during the coronavirus pandemic.
Based on its new Coronavirus Policy Response Simulator, Penn Wharton Budget Model predicts that 18.6 million Americans will lose their jobs by the end of June if each state maintains its social distancing restrictions as of April 30.
Penn will receive $9,907,683 in aid from the federal government under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, at least half of which must be distributed as emergency aid to students.
William Fleming, a Weitzman School of Design faculty member, was co-hosting a Zoom call on the Green New Deal with nearly 60 of his colleagues and friends on April 1. An hour in, Fleming said the event was raided by "Nazis."
Wondering how to change your Spring 2020 courses to pass/fail? Here's how you can achieve that, by changing your grade type on Penn InTouch to filling out a separate petition form.
“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" is the breakout documentary series of the year, capturing the attention of millions worldwide, leading to questions over the ethics of big cat owners and the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband. And at the heart of Netflix's mega-hit is 2014 College graduate Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, who was an editor on "Tiger King."
The Undergraduate Assembly released a report on Penn's response to the coronavirus pandemic, featuring a set of recommendations to administrators based on a university-wide survey.
Penn Law students praised the school for implementing a mandatory Credit/Fail grading policy for spring 2020 in response to classes moving online due to coronavirus.
Penn Law School faculty voted unanimously today to implement a mandatory Credit/Fail grading policy for spring 2020.
After Penn announced a shift to online classes to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a petition calling on the University to give students the option to make classes pass/fail has garnered over 2,000 signatures.
Lyft Inc. has bought Halo Cars, a startup founded by three Penn students and one Penn graduate, that pays drivers to display digital advertisements on top of their vehicles.
In response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Penn is suspending all University–affiliated travel to China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
The University Board of Trustees approved a resolution to increase the cost of attendance for the next academic year by 3.9%, raising the total costs of tuition, fees, and room and board to $76,826 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Erika James, who will become Wharton's first female and Black dean on July 1, hopes to continue to elevate the Wharton School's impact on the business world.