Penn will extend spring break by one week and move to remote instruction beginning March 23, President Amy Gutmann Provost Wendell Pritchett announced in an email to Penn faculty.
Global travel bans and the uncertain fate of Penn's classes and dormitory availabilities have left international and first-generation, low-income students unsure of where they will live and how they will pay for housing and meals.
According to a University–wide email, Penn has also created a task force to review and update the “existing pandemic planning procedure.”
Protesters held signs cut and painted to look like gravestones with epitaphs citing facts about the climate crisis and demanding that the University divest from fossil fuels.
The Trustees also approved an undergraduate financial aid budget of $256 million for the next academic year, a 3.7% increase from last year’s budget of $247 million.
James said that her long-term goal is to leave Wharton better than it was when she began the job.
Horowitz has served as interim director of PWH since July 2019 and will succeed PWH’s founding director, Penn Law professor William Burke-White.
The identity of Penn’s foreign donors remains unclear in many cases, but some include Chinese banks, foreign pharmaceutical countries, and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Other topics presented by students at the open forum included sexual assault reporting and voter turnout at Penn.
Gutmann is now the fourth-highest paid president in the nation and the highest-paid president in the Ivy League, according to The Chronicle for Higher Education.
Penn raised 6 times more than its most the second-highest fundraiser, Thomas Jefferson University at approximately $93 million.
In her new role, McCoullum said she will be able to focus more on Penn's pipeline and college preparatory programs for high school students in Philadelphia.
The new location at VPUL's main office at 3609-3611 Locust Walk will house PVP Director Malik Washington’s office and student meeting space for student groups associated with PVP.
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.