Gutmann was confirmed by a vote of 54 to 42 when the Senate convened Tuesday afternoon. President Joe Biden officially nominated Gutmann after months of speculation on July 2, 2021.
Path@Penn, which was created by Next Generation Student System, will be a renovated version of Penn InTouch and offers many changes that students have been asking for.
Pritchett will serve until University of Virginia Provost M. Elizabeth "Liz" Magill begins her tenure as Penn's ninth president on July 1. He will be the first Black individual to serve as Penn president.
Students who report their positive test can expect instant information and answers from PennOpen Pass and will automatically be put on the Penn Wellness team’s radar.
The memorandum of agreement between the two institutions was confirmed at a Jan. 27 School District of Philadelphia board meeting with no dissenting votes.
In a Feb. 1 email, Penn announced that the restriction on indoor social gatherings and event registration will remain, citing the doubling of COVID-19 positivity among undergraduate students.
The case was originally brought against Harvard University in 2014 by conservative activist group Students for Fair Admissions on the basis that Harvard and the University of North Carolina discriminate against white and Asian American applicants.
Citing Penn’s almost 100% vaccination rate and recent campus record high positivity rates, the petition demands the University remove the booster shot requirement.
Wax, who has worked at Penn for two decades, decried the current state of higher education and the conservative political movement in the United States.
The investigation led to extensive national media coverage and strong reactions from the University community, drawing attention to what it means to qualify as a first-generation, low-income student in higher education.
In a Jan. 7 email to the Penn community, administrators announced that all community members in campus buildings must either double-mask or wear a KN95 or N95 mask.
Students are expected to provide proof of vaccination in compliance with Philadelphia’s vaccine card mandate when dining at any of Penn's retail dining locations.
Director of Residential Services Patrick Killilee confirmed that the relocation of the offices is not permanent and that they will return to Stouffer Commons following the renovations.
In an email sent to the Penn community on Thursday morning, Penn administrators pointed to indicators that the peak of the Omicron variant has passed, following a surge of cases in the region.
In the statement, Penn Law School Dean Ted Ruger wrote that complaints from Penn community members about Wax, who is a tenured University professor, motivated his decision to initiate the sanctions process.
The letter criticizes Wax, who is a tenured University professor, for making generalizations that are “a betrayal of the prestigious platform granted to faculty of an Ivy-League university.”
Almost 20% of undergraduate students benefit from the Penn First Plus program, which was launched in 2018 by President Amy Gutmann.
Prosecutors claim that over two decades, these universities have shortchanged over 170,000 aid-eligible students hundreds of millions of dollars in tuition.
In a wide-ranging interview, covering topics spanning from Penn Medicine and University fundraising to fly fishing, Magill spoke to The Daily Pennsylvanian after the announcement.
Magill served as provost of University of Virginia and dean at Stanford Law School and is known for her commitment to law and leadership in higher education.