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Academics

05/04/20 12:18am
The course, titled “Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty,” launched on the online learning platform Coursera in April.
05/03/20 11:29pm
Many professors had to change the format of their final exams to accommodate for students’ varying time zones, lack of proctoring methods, and other at-home difficulties.
04/30/20 12:54am
Penn Abroad will monitor the pandemic and international travel policies in the coming months, but is optimistic students will be able to travel safely by winter break. 
04/30/20 12:52am
After the sudden closure of college campuses across the country in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of the fall semester for many colleges was suddenly unknown. Months later, as the pandemic continues to spread across the U.S., universities are beginning to announce their fall decisions.
04/28/20 12:56am
University administration said they have no plans to amend the current leave of absence policy for the fall semester. 
04/27/20 12:40am
College juniors Annah Chollet and Camilo Duran are among 62 winners selected from a pool of 773 candidates nationwide.
04/23/20 11:56pm
Although Wharton currently offers a finance major to MBA students, new courses have been created specifically for the quantitative finance major, including classes in data science, asset pricing, and financial engineering.
04/23/20 12:52am
Gutmann also discussed the process of making major decisions such as asking undergraduates to move off campus and shifting to remote learning. She said that the University has not yet decided when students will be allowed back at Penn.
04/20/20 10:44pm
The website, called The Virtual Vine, will feature weekly videos created by ambassadors from 15 universities for incoming students to learn about resources for academics, research, financial aid, and student life.
04/19/20 10:09pm
College junior Misha McDaniel is the 13th Penn student to receive the $34,000 award since its founding in 1975, and is one of 18 Beinecke Scholars chosen from applicants across the United States. 
04/17/20 12:31am
Since the move to remote teaching, some TAs said they are dedicating significantly more time to teaching and struggling to balance their work as both a teacher and student. 
04/16/20 10:00pm
Some international students have said that they feel pressured to attend live lectures to sufficiently prepare for exams, and they now have less time to spend with their families at home.
04/16/20 12:46am
While some students have expressed support for a semesterly Dean’s List based only on academic performance in fall 2019, the University has decided against this option.
04/15/20 1:14am
Some students feel that they are unfairly paying for less rigorous classes and on-campus benefits that they are not receiving, including libraries and academic help centers.
04/12/20 11:32pm
Perry World House seeks to publish three to four diary entries per week, which can be submitted anonymously or under a byline.
04/12/20 10:09pm
For students who have not made a decision about pass/fail by April 13, the Office of the University Registrar has created a Petition for Change of Grading Option that students can fill out anytime from April 14 to April 29.
04/09/20 11:59pm
The talk was led by Ezekiel Emanuel, who is Penn's Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and served as a healthcare advisor in the Obama administration.
04/09/20 5:55pm
Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the change and the suspension of the 2019-2020 Dean's List in a Thursday afternoon email to Penn undergraduates.
04/08/20 11:50pm
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. 
04/08/20 11:45pm
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.