Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police Maureen Rush appointed McCoy as the Division of Public Safety's first commanding officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion in January.
Multiple students attended the meeting to speak against the proposal, arguing that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition has been used to target Palestinian activists.
Panelists discussedmedia coverage of current events, such as the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd.
The event, called the #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, takes place in the spring and fall of each year with the goal of updating Wikipedia articles about healthy aging with information from credible sources.
City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced that Philadelphia had an average of 507 new cases per day and an 8.7% positivity rate for COVID-19 tests.
This year marked Penn's largest application pool in history, with 56,333 — a 34% increase from last year. Penn offered admission to 3,202 of these applicants
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley cautions, however, that "not everyone who is eligible will be able to get vaccinated right away due to limited supply."
Researchers in Drew Weissman's lab are currently working on three primary projects: developing new vaccines, replacing and editing proteins, and using mRNA to target specific genes.
Gryffin, a DJ and music producer, and Cherub, an electro-indie duo, will perform on April 9, and pop singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama and EDM duo Louis the Child will perform on April 10.
Although students can only currently match with students at their own university, the Berri team has plans to add an intercollegiate matching feature that will allow users to match with students at other schools.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to four local food truck owners about their experiences in navigating the pandemic.
Sanitation workers, utility workers, postal delivery workers, and maintenance and janitorial staff are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The wide availability of vaccines has allowed the school to plan for an in-person semester, although the plan has not been finalized yet.
Cornell will allow students exemptions for medical and religious reasons, but expects the majority of students on campus to be innoculated.
Biden recently ordered an expansive review of existing Title IX regulations on sex and gender discrimination and violence in schools, prompting members of Penn’s anti-violence groups to call for further support for sexual assault survivors at the University.
During the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, all clubs overseen by the Student Activities Council used Penn Clubs for virtual recruitment.
The study found that the United States government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children saw an 8% increase in enrollment in states that switched from paper vouchers to electronic benefit cards.
The Nominations & Elections Committee postponed the Class of 2024’s fall elections because students had not had a chance to be on campus or get to know one another.
Some students were optimistic that a return to traditional learning will be beneficial for their social and mental health.
Thirty-five percent of the samples resemble variants of the virus in genome sequences in positive COVID-19 samples from the Philadelphia area.