Ranging from the CEO of a Latinx coalition to the president of a classical league, The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with newly admitted members of Penn's Class of 2025, who expressed excitement to join the Penn community this fall.
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Penn will not move the date of the Class of 2021 commencement, which falls on the Jewish holiday Shavuot, despite a petition that garnered over 1,500 signatures urging the University to do so.
When Wharton senior Gabe Low thinks about commencement, he feels disappointment. For Low, who took two gap years to serve in the Israeli Army, the journey to commencement has been an unconventional one — six years in the making. But because commencement this year is scheduled on Shavuot, a Jewish holiday, Low and other Orthodox Jewish students must grapple with whether or not to attend.
With some peer institutions canceling or modifying spring commencement ceremony plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Penn has not made any decisions to scrap its current plans.
Students representing climate activism groups took to Wednesday's University Council Open Forum to demand that Penn fully divest from fossil fuels and create more opportunities for climate change education.
Penn will implement a new block schedule format beginning in fall 2021 to standardize class start times and eliminate the possibility of back-to-back classes.
With the opening of on-campus housing this spring, many buildings and facilities have expanded their hours and on-site offerings in accordance with University and city-wide public safety regulations.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) found out that he had tested positive for COVID-19 during a recent meeting at the White House with President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump.
A new spring 2021 course will teach students how to be effective leaders amid challenges using the issues of 2020 — like the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession — as a lens.
Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of history education at Penn's Graduate School of Education, came under fire on social media this past week for his controversial op-ed in the New York Daily News, which many perceived to be making unjust excuses for The New Yorker reporter Jeffrey Toobin's workplace masturbation scandal.
The Penn Wharton Budget Model found that each additional month of school closures from the COVID-19 pandemic will cost current K-12 students up to $15,000 in future earnings due to the diminished quality of online compared to in-person learning.
Two Penn professors, who are Upper West Side residents, won the fifth annual Compassionate Communities Award from the New York City Coalition for the Homeless for their initiative supporting homeless residents living in local shelters.