Magill, who currently serves as the University of Virginia's Provost and Executive Vice President, will assume the Penn Presidency on July 1.
Some committee members expressed concerns — which Penn has previously refuted — about alleged Chinese donations to the University made under Gutmann’s presidency.
1,281 Penn community members tested positive for COVID-19 last week — the highest number of new cases in one week since the start of the fall semester.
Residential dining halls will suspend indoor dining and operate with a grab-and-go "takeout" system for the foreseeable future.
Penn will begin the spring semester with several COVID-19 mitigation measures — including two weeks of virtual learning and a new masking requirement.
University administrators announced that all students need to be tested for COVID-19 48 hours prior to arriving on campus and receive a gateway test upon arrival.
Gutmann faced questions about the millions of dollars in donations that the University has received from China during her time at Penn.
Schilling entered Penn in 1962 as an undergraduate student and remained at Penn until his retirement from being director of Financial Aid in 2012.
After the Dec. 14 hearing, the committee will schedule a vote to submit Gutmann’s nomination to the Senate — favorably, unfavorably, or without recommendation.
The petition calls for final exams for large lecture classes to be moved online, citing several grievances with the enforcement of the PennOpen Pass self-reporting system and difficulties with social distancing in classrooms.
Penn community members coped with the ever-changing pandemic and associated losses, and they managed a complicated and often stressful return to in-person classes and exams.
Several high-ranking members of Penn’s administration announced their plans to leave Penn, either temporarily or permanently.
Whether in-person or online, masked or unmasked, socializing or isolating, COVID-19 continued to determine what life at Penn looked like in 2021.
Penn's climate-related initiatives ranged from its commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to its second annual Climate Week, and most recently, its decision to halt new investments in fossil fuels.
Pritchett will be reinstated as a faculty member at the Penn Law School after the spring 2022 semester.
Natives at Penn is the second organization to join the coalition in the last three years, which meets regularly with top University administration to advocate for the interests of their constituents.
This year’s report, released on Nov. 8, tracks progress made during the 2021 fiscal year towards the goals set in the University's third Climate Action Plan, which was released in 2019.
The theme of this year’s Beyond Business lecture series is examining business and corporations through the lens of environmental, social, and governance concerns.
The University is adding multi-stall, all-gender bathrooms for future buildings on campus, but student groups are still advocating for renovations to existing buildings that are popular among community members.
Even with these delays, CAPS Director of Integrated Care Initiatives Batsirai Bvunzawabaya said students should understand they can also choose to walk into the CAPS office, call for 24-7 support, or attend Let’s Talk.