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Williams Cafe, Benny’s Diner will be closed this fall as other student agencies move online

(08/07/20 4:16am)

Benny's Diner, Penn Student Agencies’ newest business, was ready for opening day in mid-March before the University shut down all operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 30 students had been hired and trained over the months leading up to the long-awaited reveal of Houston Hall's new campus diner — a business that had been in the making since fall 2019. 

'I have a family to feed': Bon Appétit staff feel forced to return despite health concerns

(08/03/20 5:56am)

Falk Dining Commons chef Troy Harris and his wife had their lives upended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harris, a beloved chef at Penn’s kosher dining hall, was laid off by his employer Bon Appétit Management Company in mid-March when Penn’s campus depopulated in efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. His wife, Debra Harris, was also terminated from her job as a dietary aide at a nursing home shortly afterwards.

International students move forward with fall plans after ICE policy reversal

(07/19/20 1:13am)

Shock. Confusion. Anger. Relief. The past week has spun a whirlwind of emotions after thousands of international students worried that recent federal regulations would strip them of their visas. Although the restrictions have since been lifted, some still harbor resentments toward the Trump administration and fear that their immigration status remains unsafe for the fall semester.  

Profs. denounce ICE guidelines, commit to in-person instruction for international students

(07/10/20 4:33am)

Penn professors are suddenly finding the fate of their students’ futures in their hands as international students desperately search for in-person courses to protect them from the risk of deportation under new United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines. 

Penn condemns ICE order requiring intl. students to take in-person classes or leave U.S.

(07/07/20 5:28am)

International students will be prohibited from staying in the United States if taking an entirely online course load at their university this fall, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday. Penn, however, criticizes the order and commits to helping its students continue their studies in the United States. 

Guest Column by Wharton Women in Business Leadership | Dean James’ appointment is historic

(07/01/20 3:29pm)

As rising second-year MBA students at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, we are proud to be part of the record-breaking class of 2021 with the highest percentage of women, 47%, in Wharton’s history. Now, we also have the exciting chance to be an inaugural class under Dean Erika James, whose first official day is today, July 1, 2020. Dean James is the first woman and the first person of color to lead The Wharton School in its 139 year history.