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Some professors say they do not use the tracking feature to take graded attendance but rather to check in on students who are not regularly viewing the lectures. 
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Currently, Penn allows students to change their courses to pass/fail grading until April 13, the earliest opt-in pass/fail deadline in the Ivy League by more than two weeks. 
04/06/20 11:07pm
Penn Abroad anticipates there will be travel restrictions that affect fall semester study abroad programs. Currently, multiple countries have implemented restrictions on incoming travelers from the United States.
04/06/20 3:23pm
Are you a student in the College looking to get more bang for your buck in your fall 2020 course load? Here's a list of all the classes next semester that will let you "double count."
04/04/20 8:50pm
In a live discussion with Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, Gutmann will offer her perspective on the actions of global leaders as well as Penn’s response to the crisis.
04/02/20 11:09pm
George Washington University professor Silvio Waisbord spoke about the online intimidation of journalists in a virtual event hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication. 
04/02/20 10:15pm
To celebrate Women's History Month, the group published three new pages and added new information to 20 other Wikipedia articles about notable Penn-affiliated women.
03/29/20 10:38pm
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, five Ivy League schools — including Penn — have implemented an opt-in pass/fail policy, while three are mandatory pass/fail.
03/29/20 10:04pm
Harvard University, Stanford University, and Columbia University have established policies that make all classes graded on a pass/fail, pass/no credit, or satisfactory/no credit basis.
03/29/20 8:18pm
Students commended the school's transparency in the decision-making process and thanked the school for listening to student opinion before making a final decision. 
03/28/20 11:11pm
Students praised the lecture, which analyzed policies intended to combat the coronavirus and their economic impacts, for its interdisciplinary approach.
03/26/20 11:31pm
Some lab classes were canceled altogether, while others were replaced with pre-recorded videos of professors and teaching-assistants performing the labs. 
03/25/20 11:34pm
Penn's first week of online classes was not without technological issues. But many students praised professors for their dedication and compassion amidst COVID-19.
03/25/20 10:03pm
Academically Based Community Service course professors are grappling with how to redesign their classes in light of Penn shifting to virtual instruction due to the coronavirus outbreak.
03/25/20 6:11pm
Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger announced in an email to Penn law students on Wednesday that the new grading system will apply to all law students and full-semester classes.
03/24/20 10:38pm
The seminar will examine the history of European-style pantomime and the social and political impacts of Chaplin’s twentieth-century silent films.
03/24/20 10:35pm
For many professors, the first day of virtual classes, conducted via online platforms like Zoom, went well despite worries that virtual learning would detract from the quality of instruction. 
03/23/20 10:12pm
Some lab classes have been canceled altogether while others will require students to watch and analyze pre-recorded videos of their teaching assistants completing the labs. 
03/23/20 12:24am
Some students praised the policy's flexibility but demand an extended deadline to choose pass/fail, while others claimed students in less privileged environments during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be at a disadvantage.
03/22/20 2:12pm
The new University-wide pass/fail policy eliminates many restrictions that the four undergraduate schools have placed on pass/fail courses.