As Penn prepares to welcome all undergraduate students back to campus for a hybrid spring semester in the midst of record-high COVID-19 case counts, University health officials are pointing to Penn Law School's containment of COVID-19 during its hybrid fall semester as an exemplar of how to reopen campus safely.
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Students, faculty, and staff who are enrolled in Penn’s fall testing program and have not already tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to transition to the University’s new saliva-based screening test for the rest of the fall semester.
Penn has seen a spike in demand for COVID-19 tests with Thanksgiving just around the corner, leading to longer lines and delayed test results beyond the usual 24- to 48-hour window.
Despite the city of Philadelphia's latest round of restrictive guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in response to a spike in cases, Penn has not made any changes to its current plans to reopen in the spring.
Amid an already tense year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Penn students are reporting a decline in mental health due to the drawn-out presidential election.
After months of campaigning, Election Day has finally arrived.
Penn students on Wednesday evening sharply criticized the University's official statement on the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., lambasting the email for failing to mention police violence and accusing it of ignoring Penn's relationship with West Philadelphia.
Against the backdrop of Pennsylvania's growing importance in determining next week's election, voting rights experts at Penn, Philadelphia politicians, and student political advocates are concerned about efforts to suppress the votes of Black, Latinx, immigrant, and working-class communities.
During the online semester when campus is closed and in-person events are scarce, Acme Markets' grand opening at 40th and Walnut streets is one of few anticipated events for Penn students living near campus. Ahead of Acme’s official opening Friday at 6 a.m., company leadership granted The Daily Pennsylvanian access to the store to present its various amenities.
After months of construction, Acme Markets will open on 40th and Walnut streets on Oct. 23 at 6 a.m., and will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Experts at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine are raising questions about President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump's COVID-19 treatment, expressing confusion at the treatments administered to the president and criticizing his tendency to downplay the virus' severity.
While some schools across the country are reckoning with an increased dropout rate among low-income students and students of color due to financial hardships exacerbated by the pandemic as reported by The Washington Post, Penn Admissions reports these findings are not applicable to students at Penn.
Despite student pushback, Penn will not have fall break this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will not make any adjustments to its fall 2020 calendar to accommodate the additional two days of classes.
Penn announced a new COVID-19 Childcare Grant to support faculty, staff, and postdoctoral trainees forced to navigate a remote semester balancing professional and parental responsibilities. But some members of the Penn community say the grant is, in many cases, not enough, and excludes undergraduate and graduate students with children.
On the heels of a summer of protests against systemic racial inequality and police brutality, universities nationwide are grappling with how to address racism on campus. While students, faculty, and staff are calling on Penn to join other colleges and institute a mandatory class on ethnic studies and anti-racism, the University maintains it offers enough courses and opportunities for learning in this area.
Amid global protests for racial justice and ongoing discriminatory effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Penn professor's controversial tweets about current events have recently surfaced — calling into question how the University should grapple with its own instances of discrimination against marginalized communities.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd to demand racial justice, and a slew of presidential primaries, former President Barack Obama addressed the Class of 2020 in a virtual commencement speech on Sunday afternoon.
After months with a barren corner of 40th and Walnut Streets, which has led to difficulties buying groceries, the Penn and West Philadelphia communities can now expect a new Acme store in October.
In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and uphold social distancing mandates, Pennsylvania delayed its primary from April 28 to June 2 and encouraged voters to vote by mail. With the 5 p.m. EDT May 26 deadline for mail-in and absentee ballot applications fast approaching, this is how voters can apply.
Earlier this month, the Penn Admissions Office and the student-led Kite and Key Society debuted live, student-led, virtual tours. The live virtual tour is the first of its kind in the Ivy League.