Penn's Resident Advisors and Graduate Associates are demanding fair treatment from the University as the fall semester looms closer, calling for a clear outline of their job expectations and increased compensation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What exactly will the fall semester look like and how will Penn administer testing throughout the semester? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more — here is everything you need to know about Penn's fall semester plan.
With pre-portioned takeout containers and no more self-serve stations, Penn dining facilities — which are opening in less than three weeks — will be operating quite differently for students this year due to the University's coronavirus guidelines.
After the state's 20 electoral votes were decided by less than one percentage point in the last presidential election, both parties have since been pouring resources into Pennsylvania. But recent state polls place presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of 1968 Wharton graduate and president Donald Trump.
Muslim students at Penn who were unable to go to their local mosque and gather in person on Eid celebrated with virtual communal gatherings and prayer sessions.
PennMedicineTogether's site was founded at the beginning of April and has had over 100,000 page views and 10,000 active users since then.
This year’s report analyzed data from 138 funds utilizing capital with a gender lens that raised a total capital of $4.8 billion — an increase in gender lens investing over the past three years.
The recently published study finds that personal political affiliation has more influence on social distancing than health-related concerns. It also dismisses the popularized notion that youth socialization is responsible for rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in America.
Penn is contracting with testing laboratory Genetworx for mail-away testing, Provost Wendell Pritchett and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli wrote in an email sent to all undergraduates Tuesday morning. Testing kits will be sent to students' permanent addresses between Aug. 8 and Aug. 12.
Rising Wharton sophomore Jerry Sun was killed in a car accident in Colorado on July 25, according to a email sent Monday morning to undergraduates by Associate Vice Provost for University Life Sharon Smith on behalf of Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
The DP surveyed undergraduates to gauge what students are planning to do for fall 2020 amid the pandemic. Though the vast majority of the nearly 1,000 respondents will return to campus in less than a month, they expressed a general distrust in the Student Campus Compact and mixed feelings about the fall semester.
Some dining employees feel like they do not have the ability to decline their return offers if they want to continue to provide for their families.
The two Penn Medicine hospitals rank three spots higher in the 2020-21 Honor Roll released on June 28, in comparison to their placement last year.
Students involved in Greek life believe there is room for reform, while those calling for abolition disagree because of Greek life’s long history of alleged racism, classism, and sexism.
One in 10 Black and Hispanic pregnant women tested positive for exposure to the virus, while only one in 50 white pregnant women and one in 100 Asian women had the same results.
Friday's announcement comes as a shift from The Wharton School's initial plan for a hybrid fall semester. Newly appointed dean Erika James announced the MBA program change to students in a town hall meeting Friday morning.
While colleges across the nation are reversing their fall plans, the University continues to stand by its initial hybrid instruction model. The vast majority of undergraduate fall classes will be held online, the statement read, with very few in-person offerings.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring medical professionals stating misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic and labeled it as a “must watch!!!" Hours later, Twitter suspended his account for 12 hours for violating "Twitter Rules."
As the reopening phases progress, Campus Recreation will increase hours, group exercise programming, services, and access to other indoor facilities such as squash, indoor tennis, and the Fox Fitness Center.
Carlos de la Fuente anticipates his testing model will be produced at cheaper costs and offer faster results than current tests.