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Penn students who drop below four courses stand to lose access to varsity sports, Greek life

(11/09/17 3:19am)

When a Penn student finds four courses in a semester overwhelming, many can choose to drop a class. However, for some students, there can be serious repercussions to doing so. Taking a reduced course load can prevent students from applying to join Greek life, participating in varsity sports and in some instances, maintaining their visa status. 

Penn has policies to investigate sexual assault off campus — but most students don't know about them

(10/16/17 1:00am)

Under the Obama administration, the “Dear Colleague” letter of April 2011 set guidelines for how universities were required to handle sexual misconduct on campus. What Penn students might not know is that many of these requirements apply even when students face sexual misconduct off-campus. 

A legal expert weighs in on Student Disability Services' accidental leak of 299 emails

(09/25/17 2:54am)

After an email from Student Disability Services on Sept. 6 accidentally revealed the email addresses of 299 students who receive accommodations, Drexel University Law professor Robert Field said Penn will likely receive a “slap on the wrist" in terms of legal repercussions. 

Penn Law students: should professor who praised 'bourgeois' culture be teaching first-year course?

(08/30/17 9:37pm)

Penn Law Professor Amy Wax has fielded widespread criticism in the past two weeks for publishing an op-ed suggesting that "not all cultures are created equal." Now, a group of Penn Law students are questioning whether Wax should be allowed to continue teaching a first-year class at Penn.