Engineering and College sophomore Julia Lottman tested positive for COVID-19 the first week she returned from her spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain in March 2020. After feeling normal for a couple days, she soon developed fatigue and severe body aches, leading to a two-week quarantine in her basement.
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Penn will reclassify economics as a STEM major after years of consideration, becoming the last Ivy League university to do so and easing the path for many international students to obtain an extended work visa in the United States.
Penn released its annual Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 report for the 2020 fiscal year, which showed sizable reduction in carbon emissions and waste generation — largely due to the pandemic.
Now that Joe Biden, a former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice, is president-elect of the United States, there is renewed speculation on how the transition could impact the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and those who work there.
President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a widespread legal campaign in numerous battleground states he lost, including multiple lawsuits in Pennsylvania. But Penn’s legal experts and a student witness to the vote-counting process allege the claims are frivolous, arguing the lawsuits attack the foundation of the American electoral system.
Penn Vice Provost of Global Initiatives Ezekiel Emanuel has been named to President-elect Joe Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
After months of hoping and organizing, Biden's presidential victory marked a sigh of relief – but by no means the end of the road – for many Penn students and political activists.
Former Vice President and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, defeating Republican incumbent and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump in a closely watched battle that brought all eyes to the swing state of Pennsylvania.
As ballots continue to be counted in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania on Friday morning, former Vice President and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden overcame President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump in the swing state.
As the sun rises on Nov. 4, the presidential election remains too close to call.
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Philadelphia police pulled a woman from her SUV during protests in West Philadelphia, beat her, and separated her from her child for hours last week. The woman has not been charged with a crime and police remain silent on what prompted the violence.
Hundreds of demonstrators, including Penn students, marched on the streets of West Philadelphia Saturday afternoon to protest the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.
The police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia on Monday has been met with widespread grief and protests among the Penn and larger Philadelphia community.
Nervous about voting during the pandemic in the battleground Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? Don't be. Here's your guide to voting in the 2020 general election in Philadelphia.
Former President Barack Obama traveled to Philadelphia for his first in-person campaign event of this election season on Wednesday evening, where he rallied for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden in efforts to galvanize the blue vote.
Penn has repeatedly declined student and faculty pleas to give the community Election Day off, and officially stated Tuesday morning that Nov. 3 will not be a holiday for the University community.
Leaders of the American Political Science Association — including one Penn professor — believe we cannot rely on the media to call the election fairly. But elections and polling experts fiercely argue otherwise.
Nearly one month after Penn said it will not accommodate requests to allow students an excused absence from classes on Election Day, the University’s elected Faculty Senate is now renewing the call to better serve students who want to volunteer
Second-term City Councilmember and 1993 College graduate Helen Gym, often coined Philadelphia's "most progressive" Councilmember, has her sights set on a better vision for Philadelphia as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend millions of lives in the city.