Former Vice President Joe Biden declared Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his pick for vice president, kickstarting a new era of his 2020 presidential campaign against 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump.
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Over a month after the Ivy League announced its decision to cancel fall athletics, bigger and more recognizable conferences are finally following suit. But not if a certain former Quaker has anything to do with it.
Following a spike in COVID-19 cases across the United States, Penn is no longer inviting students back to campus for the fall semester and is encouraging all students not to return to Philadelphia.
International students are expressing frustration toward the University’s failure to provide them with self-administered coronavirus tests and the lack of flexibility around move-in times.
Penn researchers from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health and Economics have released a study revealing disparities in telemedical care at Penn cardiological clinics.
Over 100 protesters, which included students and faculty from Penn and Drexel University, marched through University City on Sunday calling on both universities to defund and disband the Penn and Drexel Police Departments.
The scariest movie I’ve ever watched is Twister. It's a thriller about natural disasters, and it continues to frighten me. Watching tornadoes rip through homes and the powerlessness of humans in the face of nature is humbling. This week, Tropical Storm Isaias brought two tornadoes and ravished Pennsylvania. One of them traveled from Northeast Philadelphia to Doylestown, Pennsylvania, ripping up trees and tossing cars effortlessly. In Philadelphia, the Schuylkill River engorged, and brought extreme flooding to my Philly neighborhood of Manayunk; I had to take a different route on my morning walk to avoid submerged cars and buildings. Science tells us that storms are getting stronger. This week, Isaias illuminated that reality.
The School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania declares its vision statement to be, “the passionate pursuit of social innovation, impact, and justice.” However, SP2 does not expand that same vision of social impact and justice to the financial well-being of its student body.
Some Residential Advisors and Graduate Associates are considering quitting their jobs, prompted by the University's repeated dismissal of their concerns regarding the fall semester.
When Covid-19 forced Penn students to go home and take their classes online, it was an extremely disruptive hindrance to our education and to life as we knew it. But in Lebanon, students had been sent home long before the pandemic began. Far away, in this tiny country, students have been out of the classroom for the majority of the year due to months of protests that blocked the roads. Now their classrooms were just blown up and it can be attributed to the same corruption the people had been protesting against.
Over the past five months, Penn students have flocked back to their home cities or remained near campus as the COVID-19 pandemic continued its spread. With the summer rushing to a close, many of us now find ourselves in the position of deciding where we’ll spend our fall semester—and, more broadly, imagining our hopes for the coming year.
Pennsylvania state officials recently announced that the cost of stamps for mail-in ballots will be covered by the state for November's general election.
Students are frustrated by the lack of flexibility in scheduling as they attempt to register for online classes for the fall semester.
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.
Often, people assume that you can willingly escape an abusive or violent relationship, but it’s never that simple. While you might be able to drop a toxic friendship, cutting off a romantic partner is neither easy nor straightforward. Especially if you are living with your partner during quarantine, it’s frankly impossible to physically distance yourself. Many people live with emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive partners, particularly during these trying times. This unhealthy relationship dynamic can take a tremendous toll on the long-term emotional, mental, and physical health of victims.
Penn's task force to combat the recent increase in anti-Asian discrimination on campus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has received positive feedback since its inception in April.
During Quaker Days last year, rising Wharton sophomore Jerry Sun entered the Penn scene when a ceiling panel almost fell on top of him during a speaker event. He jumped out of the way just in time and checked to see that the girl next to him was unharmed. In that moment when no one knew how to react, Sun laughed. Seeing him make light of the situation, the crowd of nervous students relaxed and immediately joined him in laughter — an unexpected ice breaker for the prospective Class of 2023.
In the coming weeks, the thousands of Penn students who will come to campus from around the world globe face a unique set of challenges as they adjust to a hybrid semester. These hurdles will be faced most intensely by residential advisors and graduate associates, who are students that work for the University and are integral to dorm life.
Penn's Resident Advisors and Graduate Associates are demanding fair treatment from the University as the fall semester looms closer, calling for a clear outline of their job expectations and increased compensation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, Jonathan Swan interviewed 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump in a tense conversation focused on the coronavirus pandemic and our president’s apparent lack of concern. The interview was bizarre, and embodied the seemingly frenetic pace that the last several months have taken. Perhaps the most unsettling moment of the interview was when, in response to a comment about the unprecedented death toll, Trump said, “It is what it is.” Many opinion columnists are using the interview as an opportunity to viciously criticize Trump on his corruption or mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that really productive?