As COVID-19 positivity rates decrease across campus, Penn is initiating a friendly competition to encourage undergraduate students to complete three goals by Feb. 28, according to an email sent to the Penn community by Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein on Feb. 9.
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Penn Medicine's Gene Therapy Program and the Center for Breakthrough Medicines have signed a milestone agreement to collaborate on developing advanced gene therapies.
Many first-year students have been sick with coughs, sore throats, congestion, and fatigue — but campus positivity rates for COVID-19 remain low.
Penn's COVID-19 case count and positivity rate among students, staff, and faculty has remained stable over the past two weeks following a mid-August rise in positivity rates when many students moved onto campus.
After three days of being eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on campus, Penn students are grateful to have the opportunity to be vaccinated and are impressed by how smooth the vaccination site is operating.
As variants of COVID-19 run rampant in the city of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine experts say the key to controlling the spread of variants is continued adherence to public health guidelines and accelerated rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Penn's undergraduate COVID-19 case count continued to decrease last week, after a spike in cases following the week of "Spring Stay" from March 14 to March 20.
Penn has expanded the pool of students who will be eligible to participate in the University's in-person commencement ceremony on May 17.
Earlier this week, Penn announced it is planning for in-person, on-campus instruction for the fall semester, citing the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide as a large reason for its optimism.
One week after Pottruck Health and Fitness Center reopened, students are grateful and excited to have access to the facilities, even after experiencing some difficulties when reserving a time to work out.
Penn will reopen indoor dining at limited capacity in three locations beginning March 8.
As COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, many Penn students have found themselves impacted by the pandemic and forced to isolate or quarantine for extended periods of time.
Penn announced plans for renovations of the Quad and Stouffer College House and the construction of a new School of Engineering and Applied Science building at Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting.
A total of 257 reports of students violating the University's COVID-19 protocols have been submitted to Penn's Campus Compact Review Panel since the beginning of the spring semester.
Despite pandemic-related health restrictions, Penn’s Medical Emergency Response Team is still operational and prepared to respond to emergencies in the Penn community this semester.
Penn's Campus Health team created an automated text-based program to better support students who test positive, have symptoms, or have come into contact with COVID-19.
Penn will suspend on-campus operations on Tuesday for the second day in a row as a snowstorm hits the east coast.
Penn closed one of its eight COVID-19 testing sites, the Iron Gate Theatre, on Wednesday.
As the pandemic surges and the nation's COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues flailing with a decentralized distribution plan, the debate surrounding which populations should receive the vaccine first is intensifying, with Penn faculty now weighing in.
As students make their way back to campus for the spring semester, the threat of COVID-19 still looms large. To limit the spread of the virus, the University is launching the Penn Cares COVID-19 response program, which requires undergraduates to get tested for COVID-19 twice per week at one of several locations on campus.