Penn's chapter of the American Association of University Professors urged the administration to refrain from encouraging professors to teach through the 10-minute passing time at the end of class meetings.
A recently released Penn Medicine study by Chair of the Department of Microbiology Frederic Bushman and his team found that 35% of the sample COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia resemble variants of the virus.
The center hopes to create opportunities for collaborative research projects and classes across the schools, focusing on how communication can address issues such as health care, politics, data privacy, and journalistic trust.
The principles aim to provide a framework for Yale to encourage fossil fuel producers to uptake more sustainable practices and shift to a decarbonized energy future.
Many students — particularly those living in on-campus housing — said they were especially happy that Penn was able to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
Campus Health director Ashlee Halbritter expressed concerns over what Campus Health calls the "Romeo and Juliet Effect," an interconnected system that can put multiple students and their romantic partners at risk for COVID-19.
Students who have been in West & Down and witnessed long lines outside the club expressed doubts about its enforcement of mask-wearing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
The vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
PURM is a 10-week program that allows undergraduates to conduct research with standing Penn faculty.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said the low positivity rate is a testament to continued adherence to public health guidelines, and he urged students to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands.
Some students said that the timing of the announcement, which was made less than two weeks before the end of spring classes, blindsided them, given how hard they worked to receive the award.
The School of Veterinary Medicine found that specially trained dogs can sniff out COVID-19 with 96% accuracy.
Penn Medicine will work to gain a better understanding of influenza viruses around the world and finding out what viruses may have the potential to cause future pandemics.
Penn community members who are vaccinated on Wednesday will receive the second dose of the vaccine on May 12, a victory for students in on-campus housing who are required to move out by May 13.
The Thursday talk, titled "A Right to Lie? Presidents, Other Liars, and the First Amendment," was part of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy's "Free Speech Battles" faculty workshop series.
Penn attributed the increase to the addition of an international development department to The Power of Penn, the University’s most ambitious fundraising campaign which ran for the first time in the fiscal year 2019.
Forty-five members of University leadership — including Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, and Division of Public Safety Vice President Maureen Rush — signed the email affirming Penn's commitment to advancing racial equity.
Ghose’s work will focus on strategies used by sex workers in India to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these strategies were shaped by the HIV epidemic.
The Penn Institute of Immunology found that people who had a prior COVID-19 infection had a significant antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but minimal increase in immunity after the second dose.
Voters will cast their decision for local races, and for new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — some of the highest positions in state government that will affect policy for years to come.