Fuel Our Heroes, a student-run campaign that fundraises for frontline medical professionals, launched its Penn-specific branch on May 11 to support Penn Medicine employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Racism remains a key component of America’s identity. The recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd highlight how Black Americans are not only dying from COVID-19, but racism. It fertilizes America’s soil, fuels the mass incarceration system, widens the wage gap, and kills our people. When I learned about racist-fueled murders, I am reminded that the noose is now the gun. Lynching never went away.
When I first joined The Daily Pennsylvanian in the fall of my first year, I despised speaking on the phone. I learned English as a second language in elementary school and retained a deep fear of being misunderstood. In middle school, I placed calls to a local high school assistant principal to fundraise for a club. The principal never called me back. He eventually told my club leader that he couldn’t understand me in the voicemail. After the incident, I begged my parents to make all doctor and dentist appointments for me. I stopped calling anyone important.
In March, 2020 College graduate Ton Nguyen was offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia. By April, her program was canceled.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States on Wednesday morning.
Penn's COVID-19 Community Archiving Project hopes to document and preserve the Penn community's direct experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voters and elections officials worry that unusually high demand for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania could leave some people unable to vote in the June 2 primary.
David Charles Auten, emeritus Board of Trustees member and 1960 College graduate, died on May 9 at age 82 of complications from Parkinson's Disease, The Almanac reported.
As local hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, Penn researchers are helping infected patients decide whether or not a hospital visit is necessary.
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has begun preparing for the possibility of remote Academically Based Community Service courses, given the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming fall semester.
The Penn community is stuck on hold, waiting for more information to make substantive decisions on our futures. While Thursday’s email from the Penn administration was surprisingly transparent, it was basically a menu of options that ranged from mediocre to downright disappointing.
The Wharton Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group will begin operation in fall 2020 as the first group to solely focus on issues of currently underrepresented communities within the school.
Wharton will offer specialized tracks within the school's finance concentration beginning in fall 2020.
After instituting months of shutdowns in efforts to curb the coronavirus, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the state's plan to gradually reopen.
Professors are adapting their courses to prepare for a variety of scenarios after an announcement that the University will consider four possible plans for the fall semester.
When tech companies like Apple and Google announced their plans to develop digital contact tracing that uses Bluetooth communications to track the spread of COVID-19, there were many debates over the efficacy and necessity of this program.
Across the nation, colleges are grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapidly working to announce finalized plans for the fall 2020 semester.
Penn Democrats and Penn Student Power joined a coalition with other Philadelphia-based organizers urging the University and other large non-profit organizations to pay Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or pay an amount of money to a state or local governments in place of taxes, which are most commonly property taxes.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended students’ housing plans for the summer and fall, forcing them to seek new housing arrangements.