The Compact expects students to adhere to a set of public health and safety measures, including practicing strict physical distancing and using facial coverings for two weeks before returning to campus before classes start on Sept. 1.
University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy declined to say whether Penn is considering a change to a fully online semester or not.
About 14% of admitted students to the Class of 2024 classify as international students who come from 98 countries, placing over 450 admitted international first years at risk under the restrictions.
Beginning with the Class of 2020, Penn is offering Certified Electronic Diplomas, which are now available for purchase and download.
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms.
Penn donated $100,000 to The Enterprise Center to help rebuild the commercial corridor of 52nd Street, after it endured losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of recent nationwide demonstrations calling for racial justice.
Some international students are now returning to their home countries to study remotely without worrying about losing their visa status.
Penn is facing a net difference in budget of $164 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic largely from forgone revenues including tuition, housing, and others. The University, more tuition-dependent than its peer institutions, will raise its total cost of attendance for the upcoming academic year — but also expects to provide more student financial aid.
Although members of the Penn & Slavery Project hope to see further removal of statues, they said the University must take further action to address its historical ties to slavery.
The campaign, Penn for PILOTs, is the first united effort by Penn faculty and staff that demands the University pay PILOTs, voluntary financial payments that property tax-exempt organizations make to local governments.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security agreed to uphold the guidelines it issued in March that permit students to take online courses in order to remain in the country.
Penn is joined by 58 other nationwide colleges and universities in submitting the brief, which was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.
The role strives to bring a greater focus to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Engineering School.
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the lawsuit seeks to prevent ICE and the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing the policy, arguing it violates the Administrative Procedure Act.
International students will be prohibited from staying in the United States if taking an entirely online course load at their university this fall, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday.
Penn also spends money on cash grants to University City and the School District of Philadelphia, according to the University's most recent Form 990 from the 2018 fiscal year.
Although the email vowed the statue would be removed from campus, it contained no mention of when it would be removed or whether it would be replaced with another figure.
James, the newly appointed dean of the Wharton School, is making history as the first woman and person of color to lead the school since its establishment in 1881.
Exactly six years ago, Geoffrey Garrett began a new job that only 13 individuals had held before him: Dean of The Wharton School. Today marks his formal transition to his new role as dean of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences are implementing initiatives to listen to student voices.