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07/22/20 12:27am
The letter also called on the Criminology department to diversify its current faculty members and future Master’s cohorts. 
07/20/20 1:18am
'Wharton Families: Summer Webinar Series' consists of five virtual one-hour presentations that are conducted weekly by Wharton faculty members on topics including online marketing, big data, and resilience.
07/17/20 12:51am
Meharry Medical College students selected for the program will earn a medical degree from Meharry and a Ph.D. from Wharton. 
07/16/20 12:31am
A college career defined by in-person experiences and a bustling campus was quickly halted by a global pandemic this spring — an obstacle that rising seniors never envisioned would mark the end of their time at Penn.
07/14/20 11:47pm
Penn faculty and School District of Philadelphia partners have been collaborating to figure out how to adapt ABCS courses to an online format, ABCS Research and Program Coordinator Faustine Sun said.
07/13/20 11:51pm
After self-quarantining for two weeks, rising Nursing seniors have the option to complete their missed in-person clinical pediatric experience from Aug. 4 to Aug. 15, 2020 for NURS 225: Pediatric Nursing, a required Nursing course for juniors. 
07/10/20 12:01am
Some graduate students who are currently weighing whether to teach courses in person this fall expressed confusion and frustration over the lack of support for graduate and professional students in Penn's fall 2020 plan.
07/09/20 4:20pm
Wharton's fall classes enrolling more than 48 students will be conducted online, with classes of fewer than 48 students potentially offered in a hybrid format. 
07/08/20 12:57am
Each school that has announced a plan so far will implement a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction on campus, with varying levels of in-person instruction.
07/05/20 11:51pm
Under Penn's hybrid model, courses with more than 25 students will be recorded and taught remotely while all smaller courses may be taught in person, at the discretion of the individual professor, and with larger seating space permitted. 
07/05/20 11:08pm
The speaking intensive seminar, taught in English, will study foundational critical theory alongside recent media, activism, and policy to analyze the pandemic's impact on poor communities and people of color. 
07/03/20 1:06am
The undergraduate chemistry department announced that in fall 2020 and onwards, the 1.0 course unit organic chemistry lab, CHEM 245 Experimental Organic Chemistry, will be offered as two 0.5 course unit labs. 
07/02/20 11:41pm
While they will be present on campus in the fall, incoming transfers are concerned that online instruction and the Student Campus Compact will make the transition to the University more difficult than normal.
07/01/20 1:44am
Responses to an AIS survey so far suggest “no clear majority” among the three options — going back, staying home, or unsure — for what international students plan to do in the fall. 
06/30/20 3:37am
Regardless of size, all Penn Nursing lectures, seminars, and discussion groups will be conducted online in the fall, according to a June 29 announcement from Nursing School faculty. Clinicals and simulation and skills labs — the majority of which were moved online last semester — will still be held in person in the fall. 
06/29/20 1:17am
All chemistry lab courses will be taught entirely remotely for fall 2020 with potential optional in-person experience, Merriam Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Undergraduate Chair Jeffrey Winkler said.
06/25/20 11:56pm
Shortly after the University released its fall semester plan to open campus and offer instruction in a hybrid format, students voiced mixed reactions. While some are concerned about intense time zone differences, Penn's testing abilities, and housing, others are excited to return to campus. 
06/25/20 12:01pm
Penn will invite students back to campus on Sept. 1 for a hybrid fall 2020 semester with a mixture of in-person and virtual instruction. The remainder of the semester will be conducted online after Thanksgiving break.
06/25/20 10:11am
Selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants, the newly assembled cohort is a diverse set of rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from four undergraduate schools and many different countries. 
06/25/20 12:33am
Because summer classes are taught remotely and not in person this year, students said they chose to take summer courses at other institutions which charged less for transferable course credits, in comparison to courses that Penn is offering.