The Penn Wharton China Center opened in March 2015 and works to facilitate Penn student and faculty research and expand Wharton’s impact on business practices in China.
The announcement comes over a year after the University Council steering committee rejected Fossil Free Penn’s proposal to divest from coal and tar sands.
The open forum took place the same day Penn announced a new University-wide initiative to expand research on the climate crisis and recruit more faculty focused on sustainability.
Carey Law has changed its shortened name back to “Penn Law” for the next three years, capitulating to widespread pressure from students and alumni.
The school will be changing its short-form name to "Penn Carey Law" in the 2022 to 2023 school year.
Since the survey results were published, the University added an associate director position to Penn Violence Prevention, expanding the office to a total of four staffers.
Moving La Casa Latina, Makuu, and the Pan-Asian American Community House out of the ARCH basement has been a longstanding goal of the 6B.
The hiring comes after a national search to fill the spot left by previous PVP Director Jessica Mertz, who left Penn in May.
Both SHS and CAPS were previously overseen by the Vice Provost for University Life.
The panel explored a series of student and university programs increasing voting awareness among both college students and high school students in the city.
The meeting ended about 20 minutes early after student protesters drowned out the board members for more than half an hour.
The renaming was approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, the Board of Trustees Chair David Cohen and Penn President Amy Gutmann wrote in an email sent to all students.
The suggested renovations to Steinberg-Dietrich Hall cover a 30,000-square-foot space. They would provide new spaces for the Wharton Behavioral Lab, the Wharton undergraduate division, private offices, and classrooms.
The board also proposed a potential joint master’s degree program that would involve collaboration from the Graduate School of Education, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Weitzman School of Design.
The College Hall construction will cost $5.4 million and will take place between December 2019 and June 2020.
In two weeks, Nguyen will be leaving Penn to take on the top position at Harvard University Health Services following a national search for a replacement for Harvard's former director.
At the forum, held at the LGBT Center, students criticized Penn for the lack of significant change from the last AAU survey in 2015 to the report that was released earlier this month.
ASAM has struggled with maintaining leadership since the founding director of the program left Penn in 2017. Park was named the ASAM program's interim director in 2018 and was set to serve for a year.
Provost Wendell Pritchett said the University plans to expand staff members for Penn Violence Prevention and create a series of focus groups to analyze the survey responses.
Penn is the best-represented school in the rankings and 24% of the Forbes 400 graduated from an Ivy League school.