The letter was co-authored by University of York Ph.D. candidate Liz Quinlan, the speaker that Prof. Robert Schuyler engaged in a brief altercation with at the Society for Historical Archaeology conference before he used the Nazi phrase and salute.
Students and RAGAs reported that some first years are gathering in large groups, violating the Quiet Period. Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé confirmed that Penn has intervened with some students who have violated these guidelines, but added that no COVID-19 clusters among students are currently known.
To limit the spread of the virus, the University is launching the Penn Cares COVID-19 response program, which requires undergraduates to get tested for COVID-19 twice per week at one of several locations on campus.
Anthropology Department Chair Kathleen Morrison confirmed that ANTH 220: "Historical Archaeology Laboratory," the course professor Robert Schuyler was scheduled to teach, will no longer be offered in the spring.
Robert Schuyler, an associate professor of anthropology, held his arm in a Nazi salute and used the Nazi phrase “Sieg heil” during a brief altercation with an invited speaker at an archaeological conference.
Some alumni believe Wednesday's Capitol riots should be the final straw in pushing Penn to revoke Trump's degree, with some citing the University's unique silence on his actions as reason to cut their donations.
Robert Schuyler, who teaches anthropology and holds a position at the Penn Museum, held his arm in a Nazi salute and said “Sieg heil to you” after a speaker told him that the meeting, a Society for Historical Archaeology conference plenary session, was not the place for him to discuss a question he had raised about membership.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett called efforts to undermine the election “assaults on the political freedom of all citizens" — but their statement did not include any explicit condemnation of Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, for inciting the mob.
The University announced it will extend the pass/fail grading policy for undergraduates to the spring 2021 semester, as it prepares for undergraduates to live in on-campus housing and resume more in-person activities.
The early decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2025 marks a 4.7 percentage point decrease from last year. This year, 7,962 students applied through the University's early decision program, a 23% increase from last year's 6,453 applicants.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to more than a dozen nurses, doctors, and clinical students who work across Penn Medicine’s hospital system. While Penn undergraduates enjoyed virtually unlimited access to COVID-19 testing this semester, some health care workers continue to be denied COVID-19 tests.
The virtual town hall, titled “From Campus Access to Testing and Vaccination: What to Expect for Penn’s COVID-era Spring Semester,” discussed the future of the COVID-19 vaccine, Penn’s plans for opening campus in the spring, and COVID-19 testing.
“We’ve spoken to Vice President Rush, confirmed that the remarks were not directed at the student but another matter unrelated to University Council, and she has apologized for the use of inappropriate language,” University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian. “We consider this matter closed.”