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Academics

03/20/20 11:03am
Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote in an email to Penn undergraduates Friday morning that students must opt in to take their classes pass/fail, and have until April 13 to do so.
03/17/20 11:14pm
Some institutions have implemented mandatory pass/fail grading systems, while others are allowing students to opt-in to pass/fail grading.
03/13/20 1:37pm
The course, titled “Epidemics, Natural Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty,” will run for six weeks starting March 25.
03/12/20 9:00pm
Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote in an email to all graduate school professors on Sunday evening that researchers must discontinue all non-essential on-campus research activities by March 17 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 
03/12/20 4:39pm
In an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn's Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter said out of the over 100 cases of potential exposure Penn identified, none of the cases were high risk.
03/12/20 1:31pm
Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote that Penn would provide financial assistance with flight costs and that he would be working to ensure students abroad in Europe receive "as much academic credit as possible" for this semester.
03/11/20 3:14pm
Penn will extend spring break by one week and move to remote instruction beginning March 23, President Amy Gutmann Provost Wendell Pritchett announced in an email to  Penn faculty.
03/11/20 1:24am
Global travel bans and the uncertain fate of Penn's classes and dormitory availabilities have left international and first-generation, low-income students unsure of where they will live and how they will pay for housing and meals. 
03/10/20 6:35pm
A growing number of universities are banning international travel and mandating that classes shift to online platforms to limit the spread of the virus.
03/10/20 9:53am
A further update on whether Penn is shifting to online classes will come later this week, Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote in an email to the Penn community.
03/09/20 7:59pm
Vice Provost for Education Beth Winkelstein wrote that as of now, classes are expected to meet as scheduled when Penn returns from spring break on Monday, March 16. 
03/04/20 10:01pm
Moshfegh was invited and introduced by Penn professor of Religious Studies Justin McDaniel, who teaches the popular course, Existential Despair. 
02/26/20 8:50pm
The course, Consumer Financial Decision Making, will be open to students from all years and schools and will explain how to make financial decisions relating to mortgages and insurance. 
02/25/20 9:25pm
Artificial Intelligence for Business will be the first course to be fully dedicated to studying AI in a business context.
02/23/20 7:23pm
Licht, who is in his 43rd year at Penn, has served as Civic House's Faculty Director since 2002.
02/19/20 11:55pm
Legendary sociologist and writer W.E.B Du Bois notably worked at Penn over a century ago, and his legacy is celebrated at the University with the dorm that bears his name. But the experience of one of America's foremost Black thinkers at Penn is fraught with more discrimination than is often recognized. 
02/18/20 9:56pm
The panel, held at the LGBT Center by PennFems, Sister Sister, and Fossil Free Penn, featured climate activists discussing the intersections of racial and environmental justice.
02/10/20 11:26pm
Machado is a writer in residence at Penn and a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize for her work.
02/02/20 9:41pm
The scholarship grants one year of graduate study at University of Cambridge in England and is awarded annually to only fifteen students in the U.S. for “outstanding academic achievement” in science, mathematics, and engineering.
01/29/20 9:56pm
Penn's Stuart Weitzman School of Design will offer a new degree program this fall that combines robotics and architectural design. The new program is known as Master of Science in Design: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (MSD-RAS), and it is one of the few architectural programs in the nation to use robots and artificial intelligence in design.