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10/13/21 11:17pm
The University also reported that 97% of faculty and staff and 96% of all students, both graduate and undergraduate, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
10/12/21 12:04am
Penn has the fewest days off of all the Ivy League schools with a fall break of only four days including the weekend.
10/11/21 10:57pm
Starting Sept. 13, the GIC began to offer weekly opportunities to pick up a bag of produce at the center’s location on 37th and Chestnut streets behind Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. 
10/11/21 1:07am
Perelman School of Medicine second year Andrew Siaw-Asamoah and College junior Cristle Ike received funding from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to pursue pediatric oncology research alongside a mentor. 
10/11/21 12:47am
The Marriage Pact system is currently at 55 different schools, including Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, and Duke University, and has facilitated 68,192 matches.
10/11/21 12:12am
The Daily Pennsylvanian interviewed the 6B leaders about their priorities and ambitions for the fall semester, especially as the groups transition to in-person activities during COVID-19.
10/07/21 1:57am
From Old City to the Gayborhood, College Houses are giving students the opportunity to explore different parts of Philadelphia with their hallmates during their first in-person semester at Penn.
10/05/21 9:56pm
Penn's Information Systems and Computing has "identified vendor software bugs that have been impacting performance" and is tentatively planning to upgrade to a newer version of the vendor software over fall break.
10/05/21 9:08pm
Class Board 2022 announced on Sept. 29 that Hey Day for the Class of 2022 would take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 during class hours.
10/04/21 11:21pm
This year, the Penn fellows will work towards campus-wide initiatives pertaining to sustainability, educational access, food insecurity, equitable vaccine distribution, and immigrant rights, among others.
10/01/21 8:58pm
The group of demonstrators, part of the Key of David Christian Center, a non-denominational Christian Church, held signs and yelled homophobic slurs at passersby.
10/01/21 12:42am
The decision to eliminate gender as a qualification for membership comes after an “extensive strategic review” involving over 50 undergraduates and alumni of the 400-member Club.
09/29/21 11:20pm
2022 Class Board President and College senior Sam Strickberger said that this year’s Hey Day will be like a typical one in all respects, including shirts, skimmers, and canes.
09/28/21 1:14am
The flu clinic — which provides vaccines to students, faculty, and staff for free — will open Oct. 4 and close Oct. 8.
09/27/21 12:12am
We Succeed is a tutoring platform that connects college student tutors with K-12 students in need of flexible tutoring to shrink the educational opportunity gap. 
09/21/21 12:48am
Some FGLI first years reported feeling pleasantly surprised by Penn's existing FGLI community and resources, though some added that they felt culture shock upon arriving on campus.
09/20/21 2:01am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to five students — from Hong Kong, Sudan, China, and Australia — who are excited for in-person learning, but concerned about cases in the United States compared to the more limited spread in their home countries. 
09/17/21 11:52am
Penn’s campus is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but students with disabilities are struggling to find accessible entrances, navigate buildings without elevators, and secure accessible on-campus housing.
09/15/21 11:38pm
The fall 2021 semester marks the beginning of the University's new block schedule format, which created standardized class start times and eliminated the possibility of back-to-back classes.
09/12/21 10:50pm
The service will be offered for a full semester for the first time following its pilot launch last spring.