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07/27/20 1:23am
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, visitors will be required to wear facial coverings and remain six feet away from those who are not in their household groups. 
07/24/20 9:21pm
About 14% of admitted students to the Class of 2024 classify as international students who come from 98 countries, placing over 450 admitted international first years at risk under the restrictions.
07/24/20 4:46pm
Penn students and Philadelphia community members gathered outside the Penn Police Department headquarters on 4040 Chestnut Street shortly after 12 p.m. on Friday to protest Penn Police's alleged involvement in tear gassing protesters on 52nd Street on May 31.
07/24/20 4:30pm
2020 Wharton graduate Evan Thomas said the album "Foundations" will be a “beautiful story” addressing his coming out and his experiences as a gay Black man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
07/24/20 12:42am
After determining how they can be most effective to the communities they partner with, student groups such as A Moment of Magic, Camp Kesem, and West Philadelphia Tutoring Project all decided to operate virtually this fall.  
07/24/20 12:12am
Beginning with the Class of 2020, Penn is offering Certified Electronic Diplomas, which are now available for purchase and download. 
07/23/20 11:38pm
After receiving their fall assignments on July 17, many students felt it was unreasonable that they only have until July 31 to confirm their housing assignments without facing additional charges. 
07/22/20 11:25pm
Professors also expressed concerns about their children's safety, as students in the School District of Philadelphia will return to school in person two days a week this fall.
07/22/20 10:50pm
Applications are now open for the Class of 2024 and fall 2020 transfer students to apply for any of the University's five pre-orientation programs — PENNacle, PennArts, PennCORP, PennGreen, and PennQuest.
07/22/20 10:29pm
David Fox, director of NSO and the Penn Reading Project, said Convocation may be run in a similar form to the Class of 2020's virtual commencement this spring. NSO will be held primarily through Thrive at Penn modules on Canvas.
07/22/20 9:21pm
Although the study was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now prepared to enroll the first cohort of children at the start of the upcoming school year. 
07/22/20 1:27am
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms. 
07/22/20 12:49am
As some immunocompromised students prepare to return to campus despite the health risks posed by the ongoing pandemic, they worry that their peers may not take the threat of the virus seriously — potentially endangering their lives. 
07/22/20 12:39am
Vice Dean for Liberal and Professional Education Nora Lewis said 2020 summer enrollment has increased by approximately 850-900 course units as compared to 2019.
07/22/20 12:34am
New York Times bestselling author Angela Duckworth began teaching a course unlike any other at Penn this spring, enrolling 60 students across the four undergraduate schools and featuring weekly alumni guest speakers.
07/22/20 12:27am
The letter also called on the Criminology department to diversify its current faculty members and future Master’s cohorts. 
07/21/20 5:30pm
Penn donated $100,000 to The Enterprise Center to help rebuild the commercial corridor of 52nd Street, after it endured losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of recent nationwide demonstrations calling for racial justice. 
07/20/20 9:43pm
The Center for Carceral Communities is an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice, headed by SP2 professor Toorjo Ghose, that helps formerly incarcerated people reengage with their communities in West Philadelphia.
07/20/20 3:48am
While facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black-owned businesses have also received an outpouring of support in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here's how six Philadelphia Black-owned small businesses have been affected.
07/20/20 1:34am
Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger, a professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy at the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Perelman School of Medicine, founded HEPL in an endeavor to use social statistics for social change.