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06/17/20 11:43pm
The suit, filed on April 20, argued that the city's current jail conditions increase the likelihood of incarcerated people contracting the virus and becoming seriously ill.
06/17/20 1:12am
The inaugural issue of Q-INE, pronounced 'queen,' features essays, poetry, and photography created by 26 members of Penn's LGBTQIA+ community, including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.
06/17/20 12:55am
After many internships were canceled or shifted online due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, students are coping with the new virtual formats of their work while at home. 
06/17/20 12:51am
Penn admitted 196 students out of 2,506 transfer applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year.
06/16/20 11:32pm
Pregnant women have previously been excluded from these trials out of concern for the woman and the fetus, which has led to a lack of data on treatment for pregnant women. 
06/16/20 1:58am
The goal of the program is to increase students' access to high-quality learning and help prepare them for success after high school.
06/16/20 1:50am
Defunding the police is largely understood to mean reallocating funds from police departments to other community resources. 
06/16/20 12:38am
Manāna, a nonprofit organization founded by a Penn graduate in 2014, creates celebrations and sends hopeful messages for children in need. It has locations in both Philadelphia and Atlanta.
06/15/20 3:35am
PLTV, the Office of Government and Community Affairs, and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships released Penn’s official 2020-21 voter engagement action plan on June 1. 
06/15/20 2:04am
After a significant decrease in business during the coronavirus pandemic, Hakim's bookstore has seen a huge influx in orders due to Americans' desire to support Black-owned businesses and read anti-racist literature.
06/15/20 2:02am
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships has awarded eight Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Grants, which is funding projects that range from providing education to families struggling due to the pandemic to a mentorship program for Bangladeshi immigrant students in West Philadelphia.
06/15/20 1:44am
As hundreds of thousands of protesters continue to march over the death of George Floyd, Penn students across the country are joining the worldwide movement for racial justice.
06/15/20 1:09am
The demonstration began at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday at LOVE Park in Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Plaza. The group gathered and walked along Market Street until arriving at the Benjamin Franklin statue in the middle of the College Green.
06/14/20 6:10pm
The LDI researchers also found a significant racial disparity in patients who received follow-up treatment, as Black patients were half as likely to receive follow-up treatment as non-Hispanic white patients.
06/14/20 12:45am
There are two bail funds in the city — the Philadelphia Bail Fund and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund — which work in conjunction with each other. 
06/13/20 12:18am
When accounting for the impacts of the pandemic, PWBM predicts the depletion date could be as early as 2032.
06/13/20 12:04am
The program is inviting proposals for projects led by or primarily serving Black artists and practitioners in response to the George Floyd protests against racial injustice. 
06/12/20 8:57pm
The report ranked Philadelphia County at No. 2,169 out of a total of 2,617 U.S. counties, and No. 63 out of 64 counties within Pennsylvania. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked in the top half of all U.S. states at No. 18. 
06/12/20 4:33pm
Through PFP, over 100 students who identify as FGLI and come from underrepresented backgrounds have the chance to move in early, take classes for credit, and meet professors and other students before the school year begins.
06/12/20 1:56pm
Institutions such as Penn and Temple University are reviewing old social media posts containing racial slurs that have resurfaced, while other universities have taken disciplinary action in response to inflammatory posts targeted at the George Floyd protests.