Three weeks into Penn’s first entirely-online semester, students are feeling especially exhausted — even as they take classes from their bedrooms.
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With the Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it might authorize a vaccine for emergency use before Election Day, some experts are comparing Operation Warp Speed – the United States' coronavirus vaccine effort – to the 1976 swine flu vaccine disaster, where the government quickly released a vaccine to the public that caused serious side effects in some recipients. But vaccine inventors from the Perelman School of Medicine say making the comparison is not that simple because the conditions in both scenarios are very different.
In less than two weeks, many incoming first-year and transfer students will start their Penn career away from campus and in their childhood bedrooms — a far cry from the experience they expected after submitting their applications last year.
Penn's LGBT Center and Counseling and Psychological Services jointly launched a video series working to support the LGBTQ+ community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
When a team at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia opened an exhibit on the 1918 influenza pandemic in fall 2019, they had no idea just how relevant the exhibit would become just months later.
Penn’s international students are worried about their long-term prospects in the United States following 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that will institute sweeping restrictions on work visa availability to foreign nationals.
Professors and lecturers are calculatedly preparing for the upcoming hybrid fall semester.
On June 18, the Penn community received an email from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett, which many students expected to contain Penn's decision on the fall semester. Instead, the message read that Dean of Admissions Eric Furda will step down from his role at the end of this year.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that a federal civil rights law will protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the workplace, marking the first major decision on transgender rights and a milestone for the LGBT community.
With the Summer Session II courses well underway, Penn's 2020 summer course enrollment will finish around 30% higher enrollment in comparison to last summer.
Penn’s first LGBTQIA+ general interest magazine has released its first issue.
A Penn professor in the Annenberg School of Communication is facing backlash after her research team administered a survey asking participants to rate how “evolved” they perceived average members of various demographic groups to be.
While Pride month is typically the most visible time of the year for the LGBTQIA+ community, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Penn’s LGBTQIA+ students inside this June.
While colleges across the country continue to develop their plans for the fall 2020 semester, Penn is working through four possible scenarios and vowing to provide a final decision for the fall semester format by the end of June.
Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science emphasizes a hands-on approach to education. When Penn moved all of its classes to online formats in mid-March, Engineering lab and lecture courses began facing dramatic changes.