As the fall 2020 semester comes to a close, students who decided taken a leave of absence reflect on a time of improving mental health and exploring other interests — with some even realizing that finishing college might no longer be in the cards for them.
O’Mara, who received a master’s in English and History from Penn in 2017, ran for the second time this election season to continue representing Pennsylvania’s 165th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.
College sophomore Keerthi Jayaraman won an October special election with 22 total votes. College senior Anish Welde also ran unopposed in the November special election and secured election to the final vacant seat with just 12 votes.
A Penn Graduate School of Education professor released a set of prediction trends, including transforming typical college curriculum and the addition of three-year undergraduate degrees, that will influence higher education decision making in 2021.
Instead of traveling to Argentina and Chile, students who enroll in PSCI 313: People of the Land: Indigeneity and Politics in Argentina and Chile will conduct a series of Zoom interviews with experts in the field.
While most student visas are valid up to one year after graduation, international students majoring in STEM-designated programs can become eligible for an additional two-year work extension in their Optional Practical Training.
Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of the Penn Police Department Maureen Rush confirmed that she said, “F*** you, bitch,” during a student’s speech on suspending University operations on Election Day, but maintained that the words were not directed at the student.
Two Wharton graduates raised nearly $20,000 in a virtual fundraiser for their 2020 President’s Engagement Prize-winning project, The Unscripted Project, with the goal of expanding their youth improv theatre program.
During Tuesday's panel, titled “Race and the Selling of America” the two panelists discussed how they both started new projects pushing for diversity and inclusion in their respective industries.
The University will follow a phased approach to provide students living on-campus with access to academic facilities, such as libraries and research laboratories.
Scoring a B-, Penn received six out of 13 available points. Harvard University, Yale University, and Brown University all received A grades.
The Penn community will now be screened for COVID-19 using saliva tests instead of nasal swabs that had been in use for the majority of the fall semester. The saliva testing method will enable the University to increase its testing capacity, especially as more students are expected to return to campus in the spring.
The announcement comes amid a fierce student backlash over a lack of breaks during the 2020/21 academic year, which has seen fall break canceled in addition to a shortened spring break.
Regeneron Pharmaceutical's antibody cocktail was granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the United States Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 21 for use in high-risk patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.
Trump's final legal challenge against Pennsylvania's election results was dismissed by the state Supreme Court on Saturday, protecting almost 2.6 million mail ballots.
Pennsylvanian suburbs shifted toward Biden to deliver his victory, including Allegheny County, which is home to Pittsburgh and its suburbs.
The Oct. 28 report also found that 2020 MBA graduates receive a median base salary of $150,000 — the same figure earned by the Class of 2019 the previous year.
Physiology professor E. Michael Ostap and biostatistics professor Qi Long from the Perelman School of Medicine were among 489 AAAS members selected as fellows.
Researchers found that health care institutions must reevaluate and redefine standards of professionalism in order to improve the culture and retention rates of minorities and women in the academic medicine field.
The Penn Biden Center was always intended to continue even after Biden left. Now, students and professors are hoping the Center continues to expand and become a formal space for those interested in public policy careers.