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05/31/20 9:23pm
Gutmann’s statement addressed the “tragic and senseless” nature of Floyd’s murder, as well as the University’s commitment to creating a safer and more inclusive campus community.
05/31/20 7:16pm
Thousands of demonstrators, including Penn students, have taken to the streets of Philadelphia to protest racism in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd. Here's the latest from Philadelphia.
05/30/20 8:12pm
The Crew Dragon capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley is expected to reach the International Space Station at approximately 10:30 a.m. EDT Sunday morning after about 19 hours in space.
05/30/20 3:53pm
Although Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said police would be respectful of protesters, activists were met with tear gas and pepper spray hours into the demonstration, shortly after protesters began breaking into police vehicles.
05/30/20 1:51am
Labs have been operating at less than 10% of normal capacity, with researchers observing social distancing and hygiene protocol, while also wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as recommended by the CDC.
05/30/20 1:44am
Penn announced in January that they would not invest in thermal coal and tar sands industries in the future and a University spokesperson wrote Penn has no further plans to report.
05/30/20 12:44am
The National Legal and Policy Center complaint alleges the University has millions of dollars in undisclosed funds from China. 
05/30/20 12:37am
The organization is directly partnered with Penn Medicine, and has raised over $7,000 with a team of 10 student ambassadors.
05/30/20 12:09am
The new structure will divide GAPSA's executive board into three divisions: programming, policy, and operations. 
05/29/20 10:10pm
Sixty RAs and GAs sent a letter to College Houses and Academic Services arguing that RAGAs and on-campus residents who left campus in mid-March should receive credits or full housing refunds.
05/29/20 10:03pm
Invisible Hands PHL currently has more than 250 volunteers who carry out contactless deliveries to Philadelphia residents for free, or work remotely by taking calls from residents requesting deliveries.
05/29/20 7:47pm
Nine members of the Class of 2020 were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
05/29/20 1:39am
The project is collecting submissions from students, faculty, staff, and alumni that can be used by future historians and scholars seeking insight into life during this time period.
05/28/20 10:58pm
On April 22, Wolf announced that the plan to reopen Pennsylvania in three distinct phases — red, yellow, and green — would be designated on a county-by-county basis. 
05/28/20 10:58pm
COVID Watch sends automated check-in text messages to the patient twice a day to assess the severity of their symptoms and determine if the patient needs immediate medical attention.
05/28/20 10:50pm
In a May 27 livestream, Wolf announced his endorsement for Biden, stating he believes Biden is the best candidate to lead the country out of the coronavirus pandemic. 
05/28/20 9:02pm
Auten served on Penn’s Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1988, and was a board member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, now Penn Medicine.
05/28/20 8:19pm
Mail-in ballots must be received by county elections officials by 8 p.m. on June 2, next Tuesday, to be counted. A postmark prior to that time will not count. 
05/28/20 3:05pm
Even in a possibly remote semester, professors are trying to retain the community service aspect of ABCS courses.
05/28/20 1:57am
In real time, these interactive maps are tracking the fall reopening policies of over 300 colleges across each of the 50 states. Double click to zoom into the maps.