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One of the most commonly reported issues is professors who aren’t accommodating students who must miss in-person classes due to health reasons.
10/25/21 12:50am
The findings from the Annenberg researchers indicate that mandates work to improve vaccination rates among Americans.
10/25/21 12:26am
The podcast, called “Med Legs," currently has eight episodes including topics like applying and interviewing for medical school to navigating academics as a FGLI student.
10/21/21 11:39pm
Both first years and sophomores are taking their first set of in-person midterms this semester, as sophomores took their exams online last year. 
10/21/21 8:22pm
Advance course registration for spring 2022 opens Nov. 1 and closes Nov. 14.
10/20/21 11:26pm
The event, “Conspiracy Theory and Political Culture, Past and Present,” covered topics ranging from the use of social media as a means to spread conspiracy theories, to the future prevalence of conspiracy theories in American political culture.
10/20/21 11:18pm
Students said they did not receive proper accommodations when the center, housed in Biotech Commons, closed for reconstruction.
10/20/21 11:15pm
The donation will contribute to a new testing location scheduled to open in the fall of 2022 for students who need accommodations.
10/19/21 10:26pm
Ritchie and Tishkoff are among the 100 new members that were elected to join the academy’s most diverse class of new members, composed of around 50% women and 50% racial minorities.
10/19/21 10:20pm
Steiner first began his tenure as dean on July 1, 2016.
10/13/21 12:39am
Students must watch lectures on their own time and work through practice problems in class — a practice that began in fall 2020, when classes were taught entirely online.
10/11/21 12:50am
The project reviews core concepts and prerequisite knowledge so that students can enter MATH 114: Calculus, Part II with more confidence regardless of their previous calculus experience. 
10/03/21 11:56pm
The program director said that Yale allowed donors to exert inappropriate influence on the program’s curriculum by agreeing to the creation of a predominantly conservative advisory board.
09/29/21 9:59pm
Path@Penn is set to contain a number of improvements to the outdated Penn InTouch system, including a cleaner interface, mobile device compatibility, and the ability to swap courses instead of adding and dropping courses.
09/28/21 5:21am
Under Asian American Studies professor Fariha Khan's co-directorship, the ASAM program will offer more courses, research and internship opportunities, and opportunities for collaboration and engagement with Asian American community organizations.
09/23/21 10:43pm
The center will not have a physical building, but its work will be done at several of Penn's existing engineering buildings, according to SEAS Dean Vijay Kumar.
09/21/21 12:48am
Some FGLI first years reported feeling pleasantly surprised by Penn's existing FGLI community and resources, though some added that they felt culture shock upon arriving on campus.
09/16/21 1:21am
AAUP-Penn is doubling down on their push for Penn to allow instructors to choose whether to teach in person or virtually.
09/15/21 11:38pm
The fall 2021 semester marks the beginning of the University's new block schedule format, which created standardized class start times and eliminated the possibility of back-to-back classes.
09/15/21 12:26am
After having adapted their instruction methods for the last year and a half, many of these professors said those changes are here to stay — at least for now.