The renovated basement, which suffered from several broken electrical outlets, now has a rewired electrical system and fully functioning outlets.
Previously, Penn Global Seminar courses were only courses that did not require prerequisites.
Penn has been ranked number eight for the past three years. Now, the University shares the No. 6 spot with Stanford University and the University of Chicago.
Anthropology professor and Undergraduate Chair Katherine Moore said the new concentration was created because of interest from students and faculty in past years, amid the growing benefit of studying anthropology through an environmental lens.
“I was really appalled that we even had a professor [at] this University making such derogatory comments,” said Nancy Ibrahim, vice president of the Muslim Students' Association and a College junior.
The University announced the creation of a new undergraduate program in fine arts and design in late August, which offers the new design major and a revamped fine arts major for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
“The opioid crisis is a catastrophe for the country, which many people have suffered and lost their lives,” said Henry Kranzler, director of the Center for Studies of Addiction at the Perelman School of Medicine.
The current bag check procedure has been working well, and there aren't any changes that need to be made, Associate Vice Provost and Deputy University Librarian Jon Shaw said.
"The Committee was unanimous that Dean Fluharty has the vision, energy, skills, and broad support needed to thrive and succeed in a second term as Dean," Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote in an email to the Penn Community. "We enthusiastically agree."
Robertson, a Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor, will replace current vice dean Lori Rosenkopf on July 1.
While students pursuing finance decreased over the years, the share of students working in the technology sector has doubled since 2011, jumping from 7% to 14%.
While University policy allows examinations to be postponed for religious observance and allows students to take make-up exams during the first week of the fall or spring semester, the exact details are left up to the faculty and students to decide, University Chaplain Charles Howard said.
Before Fall 2018, Penn Global Seminar program fees did not include travel expenses or meals, creating uncertainty regarding the actual cost of the program.
A plan to renovate DRL was scrapped in 2013 after administrators determined there was not enough funding.
The course will be taught by Byron Pedler Sherwood, a senior fellow in the Biology Department, and will be offered to students from all four undergraduate schools with no prerequisites.
The project was a part of MGMT 203's “Swag Day,” in which teams of students have to bring in an item or experience they obtained for free.
Students in the class learn about classic epics from the West, such as "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," and epics from the East, including "Gilgamesh" and "Ramayana."
Sal Caputo, director of Facilities Management for Van Pelt, said that the renovation will include new carpeting, paint, soft furniture, and a rewiring of the electrical system.
Are you a student in the College looking to get more bang for your buck in your fall 2019 course load? Here's a list of all the classes next semester that will let you "double-count."
The partnership has allowed access to unique primary sources including original photographs, architectural drawings, and historical maps from Philadelphia.