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11 hours ago
Multiple posts levy accusations against Penn’s Chemistry Department, leading the department to apologize to certain students for their "negative experiences" related to the department, but the University as a whole has taken no such steps. 
02/23/21 1:31am
Many students experienced fatigue, struggles with time management and concentration, and stress as a result of confinement and the illness itself.
02/16/21 11:20pm
The possible merger is part of a broader trend in higher education, as universities have lost out on room and board money during the COVID-19 pandemic.
02/15/21 2:38am
The DP spoke to seven professors about their takeaways on a virtual education.
02/09/21 10:38pm
The project documents dispossessions of land, embodiments, and cultural values in the Americas from 1492 to today.
02/03/21 1:48am
Students and faculty participating in the limited number of in-person classes offered this spring are positively focusing on resuming safe instruction amid the ongoing pandemic.
02/02/21 11:59pm
The Moelis Advance Access Program is a deferred admission program that allows undergraduate students to apply for deferred admission to the Wharton MBA after two to four years of work experience.
02/01/21 11:46pm
Under the new format, classes will start at one of eight designated start times beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Students will have at minimum 15 minutes between classes.
02/01/21 9:30pm
Irvine Auditorium is the only COVID-19 testing location set to open on Tuesday, for symptomatic and close-contact COVID-19 testing only.
02/01/21 2:57am
Some students who had previously taken a gap semester in the fall opted to turn their time off into a full gap year to pursue extracurricular hobbies and internships.
01/31/21 11:43pm
SCUE releases a White Paper every five years recommending long-term changes to Penn's academic policies. This year's paper was set to be released in 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19.
01/28/21 11:50pm
Deans' discouragement towards the pass/fail grading option has left students feeling disheartened with Penn's attitude towards mental health.
01/27/21 1:26am
Schuyler, who believed his speech at an archaeological conference was being suppressed, said he used the Nazi phrase and salute to reference limits on free speech in Nazi Germany.
01/21/21 1:47am
The letter was co-authored by University of York Ph.D. candidate Liz Quinlan, the speaker that Prof. Robert Schuyler engaged in a brief altercation with at the Society for Historical Archaeology conference before he used the Nazi phrase and salute.
01/11/21 10:25pm
Anthropology Department Chair Kathleen Morrison confirmed that ANTH 220: "Historical Archaeology Laboratory," the course professor Robert Schuyler was scheduled to teach, will no longer be offered in the spring.
01/11/21 10:36am
Robert Schuyler, an associate professor of anthropology, held his arm in a Nazi salute and used the Nazi phrase “Sieg heil” during a brief altercation with an invited speaker at an archaeological conference.
01/10/21 12:27am
Robert Schuyler, who teaches anthropology and holds a position at the Penn Museum, held his arm in a Nazi salute and said “Sieg heil to you” after a speaker told him that the meeting, a Society for Historical Archaeology conference plenary session, was not the place for him to discuss a question he had raised about membership. 
12/11/20 12:26am
Although the University decided last minute no longer to bring undergraduate students back to campus in the fall, Penn Law opened its doors to approximately 550 students of its estimated 751-person class for in-person learning through Nov. 25, when classes ended for the semester.
12/08/20 12:11am
Reflecting back on the positive experiences of the unprecedented semester, professors nevertheless said they hoped to return to teaching in person as soon as possible.
12/07/20 11:51pm
The course will cover topics including voting rights, mail-in ballots, voter registration, felon disenfranchisement, and redistricting.