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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.
12/10/20 1:52am
University officials said they are aware of the reports of forced labor and are waiting for the results of a full investigation to find out the details of the alleged violations. 
12/09/20 11:36pm
The virtual town hall, titled “From Campus Access to Testing and Vaccination: What to Expect for Penn’s COVID-era Spring Semester,” discussed the future of the COVID-19 vaccine, Penn’s plans for opening campus in the spring, and COVID-19 testing.
12/09/20 4:11pm
Wolf said he is currently experiencing no symptoms but is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health guidelines. 
12/09/20 12:29am
One CIS professor described the loss of TAs as a “major headache” for the CIS department, predicting more crowded office hours.
12/09/20 12:22am
Gong’s debut novel “These Violent Delights” is a retelling of Shakespear’s “Romeo and Juliet” set in Shanghai in the 1920s.
12/08/20 11:03pm
For just the third time this semester, the positivity rate climbed above 2% for the week ending on Dec. 5. Penn recorded its highest weekly case count at 107.
12/08/20 10:41pm
After an outbreak inside city jails caused at least 150 infections, Philadelphia's Department of Prisons adopted shelter-in-place measures and indefinitely canceled prisoner transports to court dates, again prompting concern from prisoners-rights advocates.
12/08/20 12:12am
During phone banking events, held every Monday evening over Zoom for the past two months, Penn Dems members urge eligible Georgia voters to vote blue.
12/08/20 12:11am
Reflecting back on the positive experiences of the unprecedented semester, professors nevertheless said they hoped to return to teaching in person as soon as possible.
12/07/20 11:55pm
The Bensalem Police Department plans to bring on two social workers for a two-year pilot program. The program will direct some people towards social services and away from the criminal justice system and reduce the time police spend on social service-related calls. 
12/07/20 11:53pm
Following the university's 2018 scandal, Temple University will pay a $700,000 settlement to the U.S. Department of Education for the misreporting of its business school's data that falsely boosted its place in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings. 
12/07/20 11:53pm
Kaufman’s research played a major role in the development of a treatment for hereditary cancer caused by BRCA. The treatment uses PARP inhibitors, which prevent the body from repairing cancerous cells damaged by chemotherapy.
12/07/20 11:52pm
Across the country, positive cases for the virus have increased following travel and visitations made in the week after Thanksgiving. 
12/07/20 11:51pm
The course will cover topics including voting rights, mail-in ballots, voter registration, felon disenfranchisement, and redistricting.
12/07/20 1:03am
Walke has served as the Chief of the Division of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine since 2018. Previously, she served on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years.