Penn Democrats recently hosted a panel with multiple healthcare professionals who spoke on challenges of the vaccine rollout process and how they expect the Biden-Harris administration to tackle the pandemic in the upcoming months.
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As COVID-19 continues to complicate Greek life traditions, Penn's eight Panhellenic sororities reported a decline in rush turnout, which was largely held virtually in light of the pandemic.
Some Greek life chapter houses are reopening as residences at limited capacity this semester — but fraternity and sorority operations will largely remain virtual.
In the wake of President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump's incitement of the Jan. 6 breaching of the United States Capitol, Penn alumni are renewing already fervent calls for the University to revoke Trump's degree, with some citing Penn's unique silence regarding his actions as reason to cut their donations.
Students and professors praised Penn's decision to reclassify economics as a STEM major, applauding the flexibility it gives international students to obtain an extended work visa in the United States.
This year, Ezekiel Emanuel has advised President-elect Joe Biden and served as a national authority on the pandemic response. Now, undergraduates can register to take Emanuel's course in the spring that critically evaluates Benjamin Franklin's legacy.
Penn has extended the deadline to confirm on-campus housing without incurring the $500 cancellation fee from Nov. 20 to Dec. 1.
Five Ivy League institutions welcomed at least one class of students back to campus for the fall semester. Here's how these colleges are handling the pandemic from COVID-19 testing, case numbers, to campus life — offering a window into what the upcoming spring semester could look like for Penn students.
Without in-person office hours and programs like "Take Your Professor to Lunch," professors are turning to new platforms to connect with students beyond the classroom and academic setting.
As students yearn for in-person interaction and the familiarity of their school buildings, platforms like Gather are filling the void — virtually.
The coronavirus outbreak disrupted religious traditions for Penn's students of faith, leading to a widely-cited loss of community due to the virtual setting. This fall, religious organizations at Penn have managed to create a new status quo with a mix of in-person and virtual events amid a quarantined campus.
'Zoombombing' has returned to Penn. Last week, multiple large lecture classes held over Zoom were raided by unknown people yelling racial and homophobic slurs, forcing professors to end the classes prematurely.
Last week, students in STEM classes reported being slammed by the increased workload due to the combination of synchronous and pre-recorded lectures. Behind the scenes, however, some professors say they are working double or triple the usual amount to run a fully virtual course.
With the loss of in-person events greatly diminishing the Greek life experience, fraternities and sororities are reducing chapter dues or waiving them entirely this fall.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s PRECISE Center and the School of Nursing formed a partnership with Hillrom, a medical device provider, to develop new technical solutions for health care challenges including critical care, diabetes, mental health, and cardiology.
In place of the typical excitement surrounding fall recruitment, empty fraternity chapter houses line Locust Walk this fall, as students are now forced to reimagine their Greek life experience with Zoom hangouts and virtual rush.
Penn researchers from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health and Economics have released a study revealing disparities in telemedical care at Penn cardiological clinics.
Although Penn has invited all students back to campus this fall, some students who are concerned about their health and social lives are choosing a virtual semester.
Penn students are hosting a free, three-day virtual conference in August for people interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
Next semester, a new class in the Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies departments will use the coronavirus pandemic as a lens to examine social inequalities in the United States and Latin America.