When the Class of 2020 walked onto campus for the first time in 2016, nobody could have predicted how their senior year would unfold.
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With the coronavirus decimating university budgets and halting most in-person research, some graduate students and faculty at Penn worry that without support pandemic could cause many budding scholars to completely abandon careers in academia.
While most students remain sheltered in place away from campus, West Philadelphia small businesses face growing struggles to stay afloat during the coronavirus — especially with the future of the fall semester still uncertain.
A viral video of Philadelphia police officers forcibly removing a passenger without a face mask from a SEPTA bus prompted mass backlash on social media earlier this month – but SEPTA has since reversed its policy and asserted that masks are not, in fact, required on public transportation.
With virtual dinners, prayers, and services, religious Penn students got creative while observing the holidays last week.
Vice Provost for Education Beth Winkelstein said at a Council of Undergraduate Deans meeting Wednesday afternoon that the University will consider pushing back the deadline to opt in to pass/fail grading, but did not disclose a timeframe for announcing a decision.
Although Penn required students to leave their on-campus housing more than two weeks ago, about 450 managed to successfully apply to remain in their University housing.
After widespread student activism to help workers laid-off due to coronavirus restrictions, Penn has dedicated $4 million to supporting Penn employees, contract workers, and community organizations facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.
Still struggling to adjust to life during COVID-19, Penn went back to school this week like never before – online and off-campus.
On a typical spring night, 40th Street would be lined with students waiting to enter Smokey Joe's, ready for a night of drinking and socializing. But the coronavirus pandemic has left campus a ghost town and forced local favorites like Smokes' to shutter indefinitely.
In order to help combat the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation, Penn opened the first two drive-thru test sites for Philadelphians concerned they may have contracted the virus.
For years, seniors imagined their picturesque Commencement in May, celebrating alongside their classmates in a culmination of four years of hard work.
Philadelphia Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, who received his Masters of Government Administration from Penn in 2000, is facing two federal charges for corrupt land sale practices — but he remains adamant the charges are unfounded.
A recent group of proposals in the Pennsylvania Senate, collectively dubbed the “New Deal for Housing,” will attempt to expand affordable housing and fight against gentrification efforts in Philadelphia — which can be fueled by Penn and students who live off-campus.
Nestled between a thrift store and an Argentinian restaurant on 45th and Walnut streets lies West Philadelphia's newest independent co-op bookstore: Making Worlds.
A Penn graduate's new proposal in the Pennsylvania state legislature would establish a statute to compensate wrongfully imprisoned individuals for their time behind bars.
The Lululemon pop-up located on 37th and Walnut streets finally closed its doors after reaching the end of its lease, which was extended two times since the store opened on Penn's campus in July 2018.
Six Philadelphia public schools and an early learning center have closed since September due to hazardous asbestos damage, leading Penn students who attended these schools to worry about their health.
Around 100 protesters gathered despite the rain at City Hall Saturday morning to participate in the Global Day of Protest against what they fear to be imminent war with Iran.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine worked with the School of Nursing and the School of Dental Medicine at Penn Vet's annual One Health Dog & Cat vaccination clinic to offer free and low-cost healthcare services to both people and their pets in the West Philadelphia community.