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.
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.
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.
A growing number of universities are banning international travel and mandating that classes shift to online platforms to limit the spread of the virus.
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.
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.
Moshfegh was invited and introduced by Penn professor of Religious Studies Justin McDaniel, who teaches the popular course, Existential Despair.
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.
Artificial Intelligence for Business will be the first course to be fully dedicated to studying AI in a business context.
Licht, who is in his 43rd year at Penn, has served as Civic House's Faculty Director since 2002.
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.
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.
Machado is a writer in residence at Penn and a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize for her work.
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.
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.
O'Neil wrote The New York Times bestselling book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," which was assigned to all incoming members of the Class of 2023 last summer as part of the Penn Reading Project.
College senior and UA President Natasha Menon said the student government branches will create a document compiling all academic policies listed across different student handbooks from the four undergraduate schools by the end of February.
Although the actuarial science concentration was removed from Wharton's web homepage late last semester, the program is now expected to continue for three more years.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George cited several reasons why climate change is difficult to write about, including verb tense issues and the waste created by theatrical productions.
The donation, made by 1992 College graduate Mindy Gray and 1992 College and Wharton graduate Jon Gray, will fund annual tuition and summer grants for 10 highly aided students from New York City.