From May 2 through May 8, only four undergraduate students tested positive, less than 0.10% of students who were tested for COVID-19.
The Class of 2021's final year at Penn was marked by pandemic-induced modifications to academics and campus life, featuring online classes, COVID-19 testing, and a largely shuttered campus.
The Class of 2021's junior year started off like any other, but was upended as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, forcing students to cut their spring semester on campus short and transition to online learning.
From the Eagles' first-ever Super Bowl victory, to a contentious Amy Wax op-ed, the Class of 2021's first year at Penn was defined by celebration and controversy.
The prizes are awarded annually to graduating seniors to encourage them to design engagement projects that will make a positive difference in the world in their first year after college.
Wang was a 22-year-old student in the accelerated seven-year joint Biology-Dental program from Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
The cookbook contains vegan and vegetarian recipes, as well as some that include meat and seafood. There are also pages dedicated to indoor herb gardening, composting, local farmers’ markets, and multipurpose cooking.
Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter said the continued low case count was good news and urged students to continue following public health guidelines as the end of the semester nears.
The U.S. Department of State announced on Monday that foreign nationals from China, Iran Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen area of Europe, the United Kingdom, and Ireland will be allowed to enter the United States.
The event was part of Penn Climate Venture's mission to encourage climate careers by extending climate programming to students through opportunities working in energy and entrepreneurship, and to improve campus sustainability.
Collective Climb, which was founded by 2020 College graduate Hyungtae Kim, 2020 Wharton graduate Kwaku Owusu, and 2020 College graduate Mckayla Warwick, was originally awarded the prize to fight poverty by utilizing Philadelphia’s community assets.
The University expects that masks will still be required in many locations on campus and COVID-19 testing may still be mandatory.
Campus Health director Ashlee Halbritter expressed concerns over what Campus Health calls the "Romeo and Juliet Effect," an interconnected system that can put multiple students and their romantic partners at risk for COVID-19.
Students who have been in West & Down and witnessed long lines outside the club expressed doubts about its enforcement of mask-wearing and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said the low positivity rate is a testament to continued adherence to public health guidelines, and he urged students to continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands.
Penn community members who are vaccinated on Wednesday will receive the second dose of the vaccine on May 12, a victory for students in on-campus housing who are required to move out by May 13.
Bhatia will pursue a master’s degree in history and philosophy of science at Cambridge, after majoring in science, technology, and society with a concentration in energy and the environment at Penn.
The podcast, called “Oluswole,” features conversations between Adekeye and his guests, who range from Penn students to family members and high school classmates.
The prestigious, merit-based award, created by Congress in 1975 to honor the 33rd president, offers recipients up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for a career in public service.
The theme for the April 10 conference was “Unknown,” centering around stories of science, discovery, and the human condition.