College sophomore Isabella Sobejano was charged with aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault after allegedly stabbing her former boyfriend in June 2020.
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The College of Arts and Sciences announced changes to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics sector requirement in an effort to offer students a more interdisciplinary approach to studying the natural sciences and applying the principles they learn to other areas.
Penn’s undergraduate COVID-19 cases doubled for the second week in a row.
A “completely disproportionate” number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus has been linked to fraternities and sororities, a top Penn administrator announced in a meeting with Greek life members Wednesday evening.
A Penn professor used a Nazi phrase and salute during a brief altercation with a speaker at a national archaeological conference on Wednesday, outraging colleagues.
Penn will extend the pass/fail grading policy for undergraduates and offer more in-person research opportunities in the spring 2021 semester.
$26,583 to take online classes for a semester was simply not worth it for some students. As the fall 2020 semester comes to a close, students who decided to take a leave of absence reflect on a time of improving mental health and exploring other interests — with some even realizing that finishing college might no longer be in the cards for them.
While first-year students are required to live on campus in the spring, those who signed a 12-month lease off campus starting in the fall can request an exemption from the housing rule. Some students, however, have decided to break their lease in favor of a more traditional first-year experience on campus.
Last week, Penn President Amy Gutmann hailed a new statue on campus as a sign of the school's commitment to fighting racial injustice. But Black students at Penn called on the University to go beyond "performative" gestures and meet student demands for increased funding for Black student groups.
After pouring countless hours into President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, Penn students and recent graduates said their work to get the former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice back into the White House has finally paid off.
The corner of 34th and Walnut streets is newly adorned with a large sculpture of a Black woman’s head atop a round structure that suggests a skirt or building.
As Pennsylvania continues to count ballots, former Vice President Joe Biden has been slowly encroaching on President Donald Trump’s early lead in the state.
Some Penn students and graduates traveled up to 100 miles to cast their votes on Election Day.
Students are skeptical of Penn’s ability to bring students back to campus in the spring, expecting an inevitable COVID-19 outbreak if the University does follow through with its plans for next semester.
The fall semester has been characterized by Zoom fatigue, challenges of at-home learning, and a polarized presidential election. In response to the tumult of fall 2020, a petition calling on the University to extend the deadline to opt-in to pass/fail grading has garnered over 3,200 student signatures.
For Penn students working on Joe Biden's campaign, the fall has been filled with 70-hour weeks, tabling on Locust Walk, and running phone bank hubs. As the campaign reaches its final stretch, politically active students are grinding nonstop to help the former vice president emerge victorious in key battleground areas like Pennsylvania and Florida next week.
A limited number of seats in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is available for students living on campus to study individually.
In July, two members of Congress penned a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking her to disclose the percentage of Penn’s endowment assets that are managed by firms with over 50% minority or women ownership. The University responded but failed to answer the Congressmen's inquiry.
After Penn closed on-campus housing and advised students to not come to Philadelphia this fall, several dozen first-year students flocked to The Chestnut, a new luxury apartment complex off campus, in hopes of mimicking a normal college experience.
Although most first-year students are starting off their Penn careers from the comfort of their homes, campus activist groups are finding ways to reach the Class of 2024 virtually and share their critiques of Penn’s impact on the school community and the city of Philadelphia.