Police cars patrolled the streets every hour, blaring stay-at-home messages below the apartment window of 2019 College graduate Wilson Fisher, as he quarantined for seven weeks in Ukraine.
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In March, 2020 College graduate Ton Nguyen was offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia. By April, her program was canceled.
After a seven-week delay, construction of the Wharton Academic Research Building restarted on May 1.
The Starbucks on 34th and Chestnut streets is scheduled to close in the first week of December. A group of Penn Law School students, however, is determined not to let that happen.
The University Council Steering Committee dismissed Fossil Free Penn’s second official attempt to achieve, at least partially, fossil fuel divestment.
Penn has seen an increase in the number of cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease reported on campus, following a trend of East Coast schools that have seen more cases of the disease this fall.
Seven months ago, College senior Michael Krone and College junior Jordan Andrews won Undergraduate Assembly president and vice president, respectively, with promises to improve mental wellness, transparency, and inclusivity on Penn’s campus. Now, with only a few weeks left in the semester, transparency has become their top priority.
Minor evidence of mold, moisture, and mildew was found in about 100 student rooms in the Quad this past weekend. University administrators said they worked with outside contractors over fall break to address the mold, allowing most residents to return to their rooms by Sunday. However, there are still six rooms under mold remediation, which has forced approximately 10 freshmen to relocate to nearby hotels for a week.
Two of the three remaining college houses at Penn without air conditioning will finally be installing a cooling system this coming summer.
Nearly two dozen rooms in the Quad have experienced serious mold issues, forcing students to temporarily relocate and prompting some health concerns.
Following a nine-hour hearing, the Nominations and Elections Committee cleared two candidates of all charges relating to alleged campaign violations and were elected to their respective posts.
The Nominations and Elections Committee is pressing charges against two candidates for allegedly violating the Fair Practices Code. Results for the two races involving these candidates — for Wharton Chair and Vice President of Finance — will not be released until after a hearing Sunday.
After the University’s rejection of Fossil Free Penn’s proposal for comprehensive divestment from fossil fuels in 2015, FFP has decided to attack the divestment issue from a different angle. Its first weapon is a new proposal.
University investments in fossil fuels have been a topic of contention among administrators and students for the past several years, with the undergraduate group Fossil Free Penn largely leading the battle since its creation in 2014. As of Sept. 9, the Undergraduate Assembly has decided to join the fight.
As computer science skills continue to grow more popular among students, Penn’s Department of Computer and Information Science has found itself struggling to make the course more widely available.
The blockchain wave is catching up fast with Penn. This semester, Wharton is offering its first full-credit blockchain course for both undergraduate and graduate students.
While many students have been escaping the outdoor heat by heading inside to their air-conditioned dorm rooms, other students have not been quite so lucky.
Penn students are sweating, and it’s not just because they’re nervous classes began today.
A majority of Harvard University's graduate student employees voted in favor of unionization, according to The Crimson. The National Labor Relations Board released the official vote count on April 20, indicating that 56 percent of 3,454 votes were in favor of Harvard's union.
A Cornell student has been disqualified from a Student Assembly presidential race because of a meme created by one of his supporters.