Penn students from the West Coast — many of whom remain at home due to the coronavirus pandemic — began the fall semester from areas with the most dangerous air quality on Earth right now.
Despite the virtual and socially distanced Rosh Hashanah celebrations, students and spiritual leaders said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a greater meaning to the holiday, which signifies a fresh start and new year.
Chapters such as Phi Gamma Delta, commonly known as FIJI, and Sigma Kappa are only charging partial dues, while Sigma Delta Tau is waiving chapter dues entirely this fall.
Students fear the political consequences of her death under the leadership of Trump — who is expected to nominate a justice just weeks before the election.
Only 13% of Penn founders are women and raise just 6% of venture capital, according to Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association.
While the closure was a surprise to many on social media, Yuen said he had been planning to close the restaurant and retire for nearly two years.
First years praised the overall NSO experience despite its completely remote status. Some, however, encountered difficulties accessing certain events online and wished events allowed for more communication amongst students.
College senior and UMOJA co-chair Martha Gakunju said UMOJA has been calling for increased funding from the University for years.
COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic students arriving in Philadelphia is available in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall Monday through Saturday until Sept. 12.
Starbucks and Amazon@Penn at Class of 1920 Commons will be open. Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Service will provide both telehealth and in-person services.
To help Penn's new students navigate this uniquely challenging semester, The Daily Pennsylvanian asked upperclassmen and professors for advice about how to succeed in college amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs overseen by SAC will use the platform Penn Clubs while those overseen by The Wharton Council will use Virtual Event to recruit new members and host group meetings over Zoom.
$200,000 will go to Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, with $150,000 of this portion reserved for UMOJA and its coalition groups. The remaining $50,000 will go to the Center for Africana Studies at Penn.
International students are “encouraged, but not required” to receive a coronavirus test before returning to the United States.
During a meeting with Deputy Provost Beth Winkelstein, RAGAs said they were given little opportunity to voice their concerns.
The University decided to shut down both Williams Cafe and Benny's Diner for the upcoming semester in an effort to keep the community healthy amid 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.
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.
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.