The statement comes the day after an unknown individual vandalized the Penn Hillel building Thursday ahead of a morning prayer service.
Magill's letter details several actions that Penn is taking, which include initiating a review of the process that external groups use to reserve Penn's space and host events on campus.
The disparate responses — combined with the impact of external Jewish activist groups across the country — represent only some of the Jewish communities who have weighed in on the controversy.
Several Arabic courses, including ARAB 0100: "Elementary Arabic I" and ARAB 0300: "Intermediate Arabic III," had previously required that students attend.
Signatories including current trustees Robert Stavis, Andrew Heyer, and Marc Rowan; who is also chair of the Wharton Board of Advisors.
"When I walked into Hillel, I noticed that the lobby was completely trashed — one of the podiums was smashed, one of the tables was smashed. There was stuff everywhere," a witness said.
Brigitte Weinsteiger was announced on Wednesday as the interim director of Penn Libraries.
Kozuma — who was announced as Penn's next VPUL in February — began his position on May 1.
Since their departure, Matthew Oiler has been named the new general manager of Hill House, and Penn plans to name its new campus executive chef "very soon."
Literature and humanities professors called on Penn President Liz Magill to immediately amend administrators' statement on the festival.
Student groups wrote that Penn's statement was "unprecedented" given its alleged silence "when hateful and concerning views have been espoused by campus visitors and even faculty in the past.
The upcoming Shabbat event on Sept. 22 was organized to promote unity on campus by celebrating Jewish identity.
Lunch options include entrees, sandwiches, sides, desserts, and beverages that rotate daily, as well as a salad bar.
The administrators' statement, which said the event was not organized by the University, was the first in recent memory to respond to criticism of a campus event.
Additional renovations including the redesign of rooms, furniture, and aesthetics of the building have been completed.
The first students who can major and concentrate in DEI will graduate in 2024 following its start this academic year.
Without an active search for a permanent Indigenous studies coordinator to replace Margaret Bruchac, students are raising concerns about Penn's commitment to the program.
Weisberg has worked in various capacities at PWH since 2020, including serving as a Senior Faculty Fellow, Global Climate Policy Lead, and Director of Post-Graduate Programs.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with students and alumni to look back on the initial uproar, and to understand how their thinking on the name change might have evolved since then.
Jared Taylor’s scheduled return to Amy Wax’s seminar comes as Penn remains silent on whether it will sanction Wax.