While Penn’s response to the coronavirus outbreak lacked haste and clear details in execution, the time the administration took certainly shows an effort to make the most careful decisions. Amid other Ivy League institutions enacting many of the same precautions, and small to large scale shutdowns across the world, Penn’s decision should be taken seriously.
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The coronavirus outbreak has hit Philadelphia. Peer institutions have moved to remote classes, but Penn has not announced whether courses will continue to meet in-person after spring break. Penn students, particularly those who hail from other countries or low-income backgrounds, deserve answers about how this will affect University life.
After winning against Cornell last night, Penn men's basketball now just needs a victory over Columbia tonight to punch its ticket to Ivy Madness. The women have sole possession of second place after also topping the Big Red, but all can change when they face the third-place Lions tonight.
Penn men's and women's basketball have a lot riding on the final two games in the regular season, playing against Cornell tonight and Columbia tomorrow. The women tip off at 6 p.m. while the men get going at 7 p.m. Keep it here for live updates from tonight's action.
Earlier this week, Penn suspended University travel to several countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy. Since coronavirus was declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization in January, concerns have been picking up around Penn.
Penn men’s basketball pulled off an impressive win over Brown this weekend to keep its Ivy League Tournament hopes alive. Despite all the passion and drive that the members of the team put forth every season, there will be more than just Brown’s tough perimeter defense getting in their way for the coming years.
Penn men's and women's basketball take on Brown on Saturday in the second game of the Ivy Weekend. After both teams lost to Yale on Friday night, the women could put themselves in dominant Ivy League Tournament position with a win, while the men must come out victorious to avoid elimination from postseason contention.
Penn men's and women's basketball face Yale on Friday night, with the women at home and the men in New Haven, Conn. The women will take a big step towards Ivy Madness with a win over the Bulldogs, while the men will look for another upset over the League-leading Elis.
Complaints about imminent “midterm seasons” are a ubiquitous part of the Penn undergraduate experience. Many students dread these periods throughout the semester filled with papers, exams, and group projects, but they are standard practice at Penn.
Penn women's basketball is taking on No. 23 Princeton on Tuesday night in New Jersey. The Quakers are attempting to extend their seven-game winning streak and hand the Tigers just their second loss of the season.
While Penn likes to celebrate the fact that legendary American thinker W.E.B. Du Bois was an instructor at the University, many scholars say Du Bois was treated poorly during his time at Penn.
Penn men's and women's basketball faces Harvard on Saturday night, with the women at home and the men playing in Cambridge, Mass. The men are searching for their second win over Harvard, while the women are looking to avenge their Jan. 31 loss to the Crimson.
Penn men's and women's basketball faces Dartmouth on Friday night, with the women at home and the men playing in Hanover, N.H. Both sides are looking to pick up their second win of the season over the Big Green.
In a wave of high-profile clemency orders earlier this week, President Donald Trump pardoned ‘junk bond king’ Michael Milken, a 1979 Wharton MBA graduate.
Students and Penn community members recently learned that the Fresh Grocer will close, prompting widespread confusion among Penn students and West Philadelphia community members.
Penn men's basketball dropped to 4-3 in Ivy League play on Friday night after a 75-63 home loss to Brown. The Quakers have another tough task ahead on Saturday against first-place Yale.
Penn men's and women's basketball take on Brown on Friday night with hopes of extending their Ivy League winning streaks.
Earlier this week, Penn students praised the University for selecting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the speaker for Penn’s 2020 commencement, the first Black female speaker since 1978. While this does reflect an unfortunate lack of diversity presented by Penn’s choices of commencement speakers over the last four decades, it hopefully shows Penn leaning toward a more progressive and diverse future list of commencement speakers.
While the Palestra is one of college basketball’s most historic sites, many Penn students fail to attend basketball games.
Penn men's and women's basketball are gearing up for another weekend full of Ivy League basketball as the Quakers face Columbia and Cornell. The women tip off Friday night at the Palestra, while the men will play Saturday at 2 p.m. in New York City after a weather delay forced the game to be pushed back.