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Hadriana Lowenkron | My most challenging, yet rewarding, four years

(05/05/22 12:48am)

When I arrived at Penn four years ago, I had no idea what I wanted to do, or even who I really was. I’ve lived through several versions of myself. There was musician me, who played piano as a kid and French horn through high school. There was athlete me, who spent dozens of hours each week in a sweaty gym flipping and tumbling into oblivion. There was student me, who locked herself in her room nights and weekends studying for tests and papers that seemed so important back then, and so inconsequential now. And then there was journalist me, who wrote for and edited my high school paper, and figured — why not join The Daily Pennsylvanian?

Penn Law brought 551 students to campus for a hybrid fall semester deemed a 'success story'

(12/11/20 5:26am)

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. 

Students, profs, and politicians fear disenfranchisement of voters of color this election

(10/27/20 3:49am)

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.

Robot salad stations and custom cakes: Acme amenities to check out at Friday's grand opening

(10/23/20 4:41am)

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. 

Penn FGLI students say pandemic exacerbates pre-existing educational disparities

(09/28/20 5:07am)

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.

Penn launches new $2000-COVID-19 Childcare Grant for eligible faculty, staff, and postdocs

(09/10/20 4:13am)

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.

Penn will not create an ethnic studies, anti-racism requirement despite community support

(09/07/20 4:39am)

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.

Prof. sparks backlash for tweeting spread of COVID-19 in India is 'contribution of Islam'

(06/22/20 4:32am)

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. 

The Pa. mail-in ballot application deadline is May 26. Here’s what you need to know.

(05/21/20 3:05am)

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.