As COVID-19 restrictions loosen in Philadelphia and students continue to get vaccinated, here’s what's going to be open on campus this summer.
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Penn opened indoor dining at select dining halls three weeks ago — but few students have used the service, with some saying they feel uncomfortable eating indoors during the pandemic.
Penn's upcoming renovation projects for the Quad and Stouffer College House will feature a number of interior and exterior improvements and are set to make both buildings more accessible.
In an effort to prevent the usage of fraudulent passes, Penn has added a randomly generated, three-digit alphanumeric code that changes each day on green PennOpen Passes.
Penn announced on Feb. 15 that sophomores will be required to purchase a dining plan beginning this fall — prompting confusion, backlash, and petitions for the University to reverse its plans.
Beginning with the Class of 2024, all students will be required to remain on a dining plan for their first two years at Penn.
Williams Cafe and Benny’s Diner, along with many other Penn Student Agencies businesses, will remain closed for the spring semester as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt business operations.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic life, some students have opted to take the spring semester off instead of enrolling in virtual classes.
As about 3,000 undergraduate students continue to move in to their on-campus residences, here's what you need to know about housing and dining for the spring 2021 semester.
After just weeks of normal instruction at the beginning of the spring semester, the COVID-19 pandemic plunged academics and student life at Penn into uncertainty, indefinitely. Since spring break, the vast majority of courses have been conducted remotely — and will continue to be mostly virtual in the spring 2021 semester.
Two Wharton alumni raised nearly $20,000 in a virtual fundraiser event for their President’s Engagement Prize-winning project, which aims to launch improv theater programs across 20 more schools in Philadelphia.
On Monday, the city of Philadelphia announced stricter COVID-19 restrictions, closing indoor dining, gyms, and museums as well as banning private indoor gatherings like weddings, funerals, and parties. The new rules will take effect Friday and remain in place until Jan. 1. These regulations come as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Philadelphia and across the country.
As Penn prepares to enter its third semester under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's seniors are wondering if they will face the same fate of the Class of 2020 and see their long-awaited Commencement ceremony canceled.
Along with 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump's presidential campaign, there are 16 other Penn graduates who are running for governmental office across the country. They span across six states and the majority are running for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Nine are incumbents, while seven are running for the first time.
As COVID-19 cases rise in Philadelphia and as the spring semester looms closer, students living in dorms are worried about enforcing testing on campus.
Following an increase in gun violence in the city, Philadelphia filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to create stronger gun control laws. The number of victims this year has increased by 47% from 2019, with more than 1,600 people injured by gunfire so far this year.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died only two weeks ago, with a deathbed wish that she not be replaced until there is a new president in office. But President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Ginsburg’s newly open Supreme Court seat, and the Republican Senate majority is moving quickly to confirm her before Election Day.
With the coronavirus pandemic aging across the country indefinitely, more students than usual decided to take a gap semester or a gap year instead of studying online this semester.
The United States Department of Education released new Title IX rules that were to be in effect by August 14, a few weeks before the new academic year. Some of Penn's on-campus sexual assault advocacy groups are worried the new regulations will make it harder for victims to seek justice.
Even though few students — especially first years — are in Philadelphia this fall, some had to enroll in the Penn Student Insurance Plan. Some are frustrated with the plan's cost and question whether they should have to do so when not physically on campus.