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07/03/20 3:34pm
Career fairs, employer information sessions, and interviews will be conducted online to accommodate students who will not return to campus and employer partners who have staff travel restrictions in place. 
07/03/20 1:12am
Penn also spends money on cash grants to University City and the School District of Philadelphia, according to the University's most recent Form 990 from the 2018 fiscal year.
07/03/20 1:06am
The undergraduate chemistry department announced that in fall 2020 and onwards, the 1.0 course unit organic chemistry lab, CHEM 245 Experimental Organic Chemistry, will be offered as two 0.5 course unit labs. 
07/03/20 1:01am
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.
07/03/20 12:52am
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.
07/02/20 11:41pm
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.
07/02/20 3:10pm
Although the email vowed the statue would be removed from campus, it contained no mention of when it would be removed or whether it would be replaced with another figure.
07/02/20 3:00pm
James, the newly appointed dean of the Wharton School, is making history as the first woman and person of color to lead the school since its establishment in 1881.
07/01/20 1:59am
Exactly six years ago, Geoffrey Garrett began a new job that only 13 individuals had held before him: Dean of The Wharton School. Today marks his formal transition to his new role as dean of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
07/01/20 1:44am
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. 
07/01/20 1:41am
The School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences are implementing initiatives to listen to student voices.
07/01/20 1:27am
Institutions such as Penn, Yale, and Princeton have deep-rooted ties to slavery and other discriminatory practices, prompting students to call on their schools to address and denounce their pasts.
07/01/20 12:00am
Through operation on a mannequin, the video depicts a doctor treating a COVID-19 patient suffering from respiratory failure.
06/30/20 6:34pm
Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett made the announcement on Tuesday that Mamta Motwani Accapadi will replace Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum as Penn’s new VPUL on Aug. 17. Accapadi will arrive to Penn with committed to goals of inclusion, community, and social justice.
06/30/20 3:37am
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. 
06/29/20 11:21pm
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.
06/29/20 10:58pm
Although schools have been closed since March 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WePAC, a grassroots nonprofit organization that operates volunteer-run elementary school libraries in Philadelphia, has found ways to continue its programming with Penn Libraries’ assistance.
06/29/20 2:21am
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.
06/29/20 2:17am
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. 
06/29/20 1:41am
In mid-March, Philadelphia became the only jurisdiction in Pennsylvania to bar food truck operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.