Independence Day celebrations in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, looked very different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Military aircrafts flew over the city, protesters filled the streets, and unofficial fireworks lit up the sky.
Personal liberty is the argument used to hide the crux of the issue, which is that individuals unwilling to wear masks simply don’t value the lives of others around them as much as they value their own.
The online orientation should list how the virus spreads, preventative measures, and the consequences when breaking the Student Campus Compact.
While students expressed an understanding of the importance of coronavirus prevention measures, they believe the restrictions on large gatherings and in-person classes will negatively affect their semester.
The renovation of the first floor of College Hall and the Wharton Academic Research Building, have been delayed, while New College House West remains on schedule following a partial shutdown of construction.
While they will be present on campus in the fall, incoming transfers are concerned that online instruction and the Student Campus Compact will make the transition to the University more difficult than normal.
Though the economic downturn is hurting everyone in America, including private institutions like Penn, the burden should not be placed on students to recuperate the University’s money.
A spring season would not only keeps players safe, it would expose Ivy football to a national audience and allow for a postseason to take place.
Responses to an AIS survey so far suggest “no clear majority” among the three options — going back, staying home, or unsure — for what international students plan to do in the fall.
Through operation on a mannequin, the video depicts a doctor treating a COVID-19 patient suffering from respiratory failure.
In many ways, the team has become even closer in quarantine, as players must expend effort and energy if the team environment and culture is to survive.
Regardless of size, all Penn Nursing lectures, seminars, and discussion groups will be conducted online in the fall, according to a June 29 announcement from Nursing School faculty. Clinicals and simulation and skills labs — the majority of which were moved online last semester — will still be held in person in the fall.
After the coronavirus pandemic began interfering with students’ summer plans, leaving many with ample free time, some Penn students ventured to create organizations that provide online educational opportunities for young students.
With no vaccine or treatment in sight, we are lagging in resources to keep up with our accustomed pace. Members of the Penn community will inevitably get sick.
Penn’s international students are worried about their long-term prospects in the United States following President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that will institute sweeping restrictions on work visa availability to foreign nationals.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé and Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter discussed health and safety initiatives for bringing students back to campus, including the Student Campus Compact, and emphasized that many specifics of Penn's plan remain fluid.
In mid-March, Philadelphia became the only jurisdiction in Pennsylvania to bar food truck operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
FGLI students said that while they were relieved to hear they would have housing for the upcoming semester, they are still concerned about balancing responsibilities, prioritizing their health, and accessing academic support.
All chemistry lab courses will be taught entirely remotely for fall 2020 with potential optional in-person experience, Merriam Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Undergraduate Chair Jeffrey Winkler said.
As graduate students, we experience the ongoing COVID-19 crisis both as students and as teachers.