Penn does not have any standing sustainability professors — only lecturers, adjunct, and visiting professors — and professor Irina Marinov is the only standing faculty member studying climate science.
Some have expressed support for Penn taking steps to support more mental health support, and others pushed back on the idea of singling out Wharton over the other undergraduate schools.
Penn announced it would require all sophomore students to live in a college house, starting in three years. New College House West's opening in 2021 will help accommodate these students.
"I want this to show how seriously we take our right to vote," Gutmann said. "The implications are very, very clear; young people’s voices need to be heard."
This is the first time undergraduate students will have access to mental health care directly within their school, but there are currently no plans to station a clinician in any other undergraduate school, CAPS Deputy Executive Director Meeta Kumar said.
Established in May 2018, the Penn First Plus Office aims to improve the experience of first-generation, low-income students at Penn, as administrators look to accommodate the school's biggest-ever FGLI class.
After a failed attempt in 2015 to convince Penn to divest from all fossil fuels, the student group called on the University to divest from coal and tar sands, a specific type of fossil fuel.
Apple is looking to expand this policy to other schools including Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University, and, closer to home, Temple University.
Executive Director of Penn's Ortner Center of Violence & Abuse in Relationships Susan Sorenson spoke to students in a time of shifting federal policy over sexual assault on college campuses.
The AKO Foundation, the charity branch of hedge fund AKO Capital LLP, granted the donation which will also fund the Katja and Nicolai Tangen International Endowed Scholarship.
At a dedication ceremony with President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett Tuesday, Ronald and Leonard Lauder, 1965 and 1954 Wharton graduates, respectively, presented the donation.
Penn has seen an increase in the number of cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease reported on campus.
'We think that the increased use of our office in discussion of such matters stems from the new policy of confidentiality for the ombuds office and also from the MeToo movement,' University Ombuds Lynn Hollen Lees wrote to the DP.
The total value of Penn's endowment also rose to $13.8 billion — the fourth largest among the Ivies — in fiscal year 2018.
This is the first time either group of students has had specialized financial aid counselors.
From Oct. 15 to 19, Penn Sustainability will be running its annual ReThink Your Footprint campaign to minimize waste.
The requirement went into effect this semester, but the decision was made in March 2017 as part of the President and Provost's Faculty Inclusion Report.
1982 College graduate Ruth Turner and her husband 1982 College graduate and 1985 Penn Law David E. Schulman created a research fund to promote student research at the Center.
Vice Provost and Directors of Penn Libraries Constantia Constantinou emphasized her excitement to live and work in the city of brotherly love.
This year, Penn's annual flu clinic that administers flu vaccines is free for all Penn students, faculty, staff, and post-doctorate students.