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Academics

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. 
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.