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Penn identifies certain "high-need" students every year to ensure that they have adequate meal options over breaks like Thanksgiving, though some have indicated that the way these "high-need" students are identified remains unclear.
While many Penn students visit their families or travel to new places for Thanksgiving every year, some stay on campus for reasons ranging from financial burdens to high workloads. This year, however, students who stayed on campus had a better opportunity to celebrate the holiday than they have in previous years.
All incoming freshmen are required to choose between one of three dining plans that Penn offers — even if their dietary requirements make it inconvenient. For Muslim students, the inability to opt-out of the meal plan means they can only visit one dining hall on campus for meals. This situation is made even more complicated by the fact that several students have noticed lapses in the dining hall's adherence to the rules of halal.
Student groups at Penn regularly invite high-profile speakers to speak on campus. Depending on the honorary guest, the cost of a visit can sometimes reach up to $17,000 and other times be completely free. This multi-step process of obtaining funding can often be lengthy, unpredictable and filled with obstacles.
Against the backdrop of the impending repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the natural disasters that struck Mexico and Puerto Rico, members of Penn's Latinx community are determined to make the events surrounding Latinx Heritage Month this year an opportunity both for celebration and for support.
In one Wharton class, teams of students compete for clicks on BuzzFeed quizzes that they created. Occasionally, these quizzes go viral.
Penn students and faculty have been working for months to ensure the future of the Asian American Studies Program, but they are growing frustrated with what seems to be a lack of commitment from administrators.
While many students engage with art through student performances and publications, one Penn student has a unique connection to art in the city: her mother.
For many LGBTQ freshmen, arriving at Penn is a chance to find a community that might not exist at home. For others, it can be a chance to open up about their sexual and gender identities, maybe even for the first time.
While many Penn students choose to spend their summers pursuing internships in big cities, 11 nursing, pre-med and pre-dental students opted to spend part of their summer break in Nicaragua setting up clinics and providing health care to rural communities.
Classes at Penn can be hard, but there is one that consistently takes the top spot: Electrical and Systems Engineering 370.
With a week of classes done and dusted, most freshmen are gradually settling into their new homes on campus. For international students, however, this process has posed additional hurdles.
From politicians to comedians, Penn students saw a wide range of celebrities on campus this academic year. Here are 10 of the most memorable:
Responding in part to ongoing attacks in Syria and Iraq, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology opened a new exhibition on April 8 that explores the cultural heritage of the region and Penn’s role in ensuring its preservation.
Following the 2016 presidential election, some Americans worried their news came from within a partisan “bubble.” The founders of the app #Newsrooms may have a solution.
Students gathered in St. Elmo Club's backyard Wednesday night for a speakeasy centered around gender, sexuality and intersectionality.
Students in the Asian-American Studies Department held an open forum Tuesday to discuss the future of the program, which has been threatened by one professor's recent departure.
At universities across the country, students have protested President Donald Trump's policies. But at Howard University in Washington, D.C., students are calling for the president to be banned from campus, Inside Higher Ed reported today.
On Jan. 21, millions of people protested in Women’s Marches across the world. Ten days later, students gathered in Civic House to discuss the impact of the movement.