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01/16/21 11:45pm
The group of triplets credits Penn for providing them with opportunities to host bootcamps and build a network of students and alumni, thereby contributing to their success.
01/16/21 11:39pm
As more than 3,000 undergraduate students move in to their on-campus residences, here's everything you need to know about changes to housing and dining this spring.
01/13/21 4:34pm
1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump, the only Penn graduate ever elected to the presidency, has been impeached for the second time after inciting a deadly attack against the Capitol.
01/13/21 11:44am
The panelists criticized the United States law enforcement system which they said claims to serve and protect all communities but disproportionately harms communities of color. 
01/11/21 10:25pm
Anthropology Department Chair Kathleen Morrison confirmed that ANTH 220: "Historical Archaeology Laboratory," the course professor Robert Schuyler was scheduled to teach, will no longer be offered in the spring.
01/11/21 10:36am
Robert Schuyler, an associate professor of anthropology, held his arm in a Nazi salute and used the Nazi phrase “Sieg heil” during a brief altercation with an invited speaker at an archaeological conference.
01/10/21 1:03am
Some alumni believe Wednesday's Capitol riots should be the final straw in pushing Penn to revoke Trump's degree, with some citing the University's unique silence on his actions as reason to cut their donations. 
01/10/21 12:27am
Robert Schuyler, who teaches anthropology and holds a position at the Penn Museum, held his arm in a Nazi salute and said “Sieg heil to you” after a speaker told him that the meeting, a Society for Historical Archaeology conference plenary session, was not the place for him to discuss a question he had raised about membership. 
01/08/21 12:42am
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett called efforts to undermine the election “assaults on the political freedom of all citizens" — but their statement did not include any explicit condemnation of Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, for inciting the mob.
01/07/21 11:45am
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote that Penn condemns "threatening incitements and assaults on the political freedom of all citizens."
01/06/21 11:08pm
Penn Medicine's frontline health workers and researchers have begun receiving COVID-19 vaccinations — including the Penn scientists whose findings on mRNA technology laid the groundwork for the vaccines to be developed.
01/01/21 10:55pm
Although Philadelphia's 2021 Mummers Parade was canceled, some Mummers and residents still marched down 2nd Street on New Year's Day to protest Mayor Jim Kenney and celebrate the beginning of 2021.
12/31/20 5:43pm
An "Overheard at Penn" page administrator attributed the decrease in posting to a lack of shared experiences among students while they haven't been on campus.
12/30/20 9:28pm
Three Penn graduates were appointed to Biden's White House staff this week, completing the Biden-Harris transition team's endeavor to appoint 100 diverse staffers by the end of 2020. 
12/17/20 2:47pm
The University announced it will extend the pass/fail grading policy for undergraduates to the spring 2021 semester, as it prepares for undergraduates to live in on-campus housing and resume more in-person activities. 
12/16/20 8:23pm
The early decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2025 marks a 4.7 percentage point decrease from last year. This year, 7,962 students applied through the University's early decision program, a 23% increase from last year's 6,453 applicants.
12/11/20 1:11am
Krajewski defeated three opponents in the June Democratic primary election. His campaign's three priorities are to enact progressive state healthcare and criminal justice reform, connect underprivileged Philadelphians with essential government services, and provide relief for small businesses and workers. 
12/11/20 12:26am
Although the University decided last minute no longer to bring undergraduate students back to campus in the fall, Penn Law opened its doors to approximately 550 students of its estimated 751-person class for in-person learning through Nov. 25, when classes ended for the semester.
12/10/20 10:06pm
The bill offers financial relief to non-chain restaurants that have seen at least a 50% drop in revenue since the start of the pandemic and are currently operating with under 100 employees.
12/10/20 1:54am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to more than a dozen nurses, doctors, and clinical students who work across Penn Medicine’s hospital system. While Penn undergraduates enjoyed virtually unlimited access to COVID-19 testing this semester, some health care workers continue to be denied COVID-19 tests.