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The first 'teach-in' at Penn in 49 years will include talks on race and augmented reality

(03/14/18 11:57pm)

At the end of a decade of social and political upheaval, Penn faculty members conducted a school-wide "Day of Conscience" on a Tuesday morning in March 1969. Over 800 students had crowded into Irvine Auditorium to hear from influential ecologist Barry Commoner and other speakers for a lively discussion about higher education and academic research.

Jeb Bush at Penn's Silfen Forum: D.C. lawmakers are 'complicating immigration policy'

(02/15/18 8:09pm)

Members of the Senate failed to advance any immigration laws on Feb. 15, leaving the fate of various United States immigrants in an ongoing state of limbo. News of the vote came in as hundreds of attendees sat in Irvine Auditorium, listening to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush discuss immigration policy with Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Are professors responsible when they miss their lectures? Faculty and students weigh in.

(01/26/18 3:07am)

There are a variety of reasons that Penn faculty might miss class. While professors are expected to be present and prepared for scheduled course meetings, occasionally family emergencies, academic conferences, and work-related meetings get in the way. When these absences last for an extended period of time, however, students often find them disruptive.