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Rising seniors concerned about social life, course quality ahead of their final fall term

(07/16/20 4:31am)

A college career defined by in-person experiences and a bustling campus was quickly halted by a global pandemic this spring — an obstacle that rising seniors never envisioned would mark the end of their time at Penn. As the final year for the Class of 2021 quickly approaches, they acknowledge that it will look vastly different from what they ever imagined it to be like. 

Photo Essay | Flags, flyovers, and fireworks: Phila. celebrates July Fourth amid pandemic

(07/05/20 5:44am)

Independence Day celebrations in Philadelphia were far quieter than usual this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wawa Welcome America Festival, which has been Philly's signature 4th of July celebration since 1993, was held virtually, and official firework shows above the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge were canceled.

‘Thrill of my professional life’: Geoffrey Garrett departs after six years as Wharton Dean

(07/01/20 5:59am)

On July 1, 2014 — exactly six years ago — Geoffrey Garrett began a new job that only 13 individuals had held before him: Dean of The Wharton School. Today marks his formal transition to his new role as Dean of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. 

Photo Essay | Philadelphia protests for George Floyd and racial justice

(06/08/20 6:20am)

In response to the recent death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, protests have erupted in many cities across the United States. Thousands of demonstrators in Philadelphia have marched for nine consecutive days now, demanding racial justice and systematic change. 

Photo Essay | Students reflect on life inside the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

(05/04/20 5:28am)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many Penn students to return to their permanent residences as they have transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the spring semester. For some of these students, the semester would have to be completed in New York City — the epicenter of the crisis in the United States.