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Administration

04/21/21 12:12am
Some students said that the timing of the announcement, which was made less than two weeks before the end of spring classes, blindsided them, given how hard they worked to receive the award.
04/20/21 12:49am
Penn attributed the increase to the addition of an international development department to The Power of Penn, the University’s most ambitious fundraising campaign which ran for the first time in the fiscal year 2019.
04/20/21 12:17am
Forty-five members of University leadership — including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, and Division of Public Safety Vice President Maureen Rush — signed the email affirming Penn's commitment to advancing racial equity. 
04/19/21 1:27pm
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University suspended dean's list awards to keep academic policies consistent with the previous year, in which Penn also adopted an extended pass/fail grading system.
04/14/21 1:09am
Several faculty members reported unclear communication from administrators about whether they would be required to teach for extra time, and if so, whether they would be compensated.
04/12/21 10:22pm
Pam Grossman, dean of the Graduate School of Education, and Ted Ruger, dean of Penn Law School, will now hold their positions until June 30, 2023.
04/12/21 7:08pm
Penn Museum and the University issued an apology for their "unethical possession of human remains" in a Monday evening statement.
04/08/21 1:33am
The seminar took place just hours after Penn announced its new plan to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from endowment investments by 2050.
04/07/21 2:39pm
While Penn announced it plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions associated with underlying investments in its endowment, it will not be completely divesting from fossil fuels.
04/04/21 11:07pm
Some students were optimistic that a return to traditional learning will be beneficial for their social and mental health. 
04/01/21 11:51pm
A petition garnered over 1,500 signatures urging the University to move the date of the 2021 Commencement ceremony.
04/01/21 12:51am
The protest, called #PhillySchoolsDeserve: A March for PILOTs, was co-sponsored by Penn Community for Justice, Drexel Community for Justice, Penn for PILOTs, and other community organizations.
03/31/21 1:22am
The search will occur during the 2021-2022 academic year in an effort to have the new faculty join SAS in the 2022-2023 academic year, according to an announcement by School of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Fluharty.
03/28/21 11:38pm
A primary concern shared by students was feeling a lack of community while taking virtual classes. Some students also said that grappling with feelings of inadequacy and impostor syndrome as FGLI students has been a struggle.
03/26/21 12:42am
Female enrollment in Penn Engineering currently stands at about 40%, which Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar said is not enough.
03/26/21 12:31am
While faculty members welcomed the option to submit a pandemic impact statement, some expressed concern over how answers would be interpreted.
03/24/21 1:06am
University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy did not respond to a request for comment about whether the University is aware of the petition and if it is considering moving the date of commencement, which coincides with Shavuot.
03/23/21 12:40am
The event — which some student and faculty leaders say is an important step in a longer process of voicing climate concerns to administrators — will take place on April 7 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
03/22/21 12:35am
To commemorate the 52 weeks since the University was evacuated, The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to 52 members of the Penn community, who shared how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
03/17/21 4:23pm
Yesterday's incident follows an increase in incidents of discrimination and violence directed against Asian and Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.