Pottruck reopened some of its facilities to all undergraduate students on Feb. 24 after piloting COVID-19 protocols that proved successful.
About 70% of respondees said they believe their peers are not acting responsibly and over 71% said they know someone who has attended a gathering of over 10 people this semester.
Lockdown Letters has expanded their reach to target all essential workers, after focusing exclusively on health care workers at the start of the pandemic.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé and Chief Operating Officer for Wellness Services Erika Gross confirmed that students had been creating fake green PennOpen Passes to access campus buildings when they did not actually meet the required criteria to enter that building.
Multiple posts levy accusations against Penn’s Chemistry Department, leading the department to apologize to certain students for their "negative experiences" related to the department, but the University as a whole has taken no such steps.
Wellnest is the newest part of the University's Penn Cares program to help the Penn community cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The club, Penn Bucket, will host events for its members that lead them to venture outside of the “Penn bubble” and explore Philadelphia.
As students continue to host in-person gatherings in off- and on-campus locations, Penn Police Department officers responding to the parties are voicing concerns over contracting the virus while on the job.
Winter storms across large parts of the Central and Southern United States have hit Texas with high levels of snow and unusually cold temperatures, causing widespread flooding and power outages.
University administrators urged students to remain vigilant in following public health guidelines — particularly after a student was hospitalized due to severe symptoms and two students tested positive for the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant since arriving on campus this semester.
The interdisciplinary background of students in the College is one of the main things that differentiates Gryphon from other school-specific senior societies, such as Hexagon for Engineering, Lantern for Wharton, and Nightingales for Nursing.
Pottruck began a reopening pilot program on Feb. 3 after the Quiet Period ended, with plans to potentially reopen to all students. Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé told The Daily Pennsylvanian on Feb. 23 that the protocols taken during the pilot program “have been shown to work.”
Many students experienced fatigue, struggles with time management and concentration, and stress as a result of confinement and the illness itself.
Good Pizza Philadelphia hosts "pizza drops" each week, offering a limited number of free pizzas to people with the request that they donate to local organizations.
While some first years say the ability to meet others in person for the first time has been crucial in easing the transition to college life from an isolating first semester at home, others describe difficulties in balancing social distancing guidelines and forming new friendships.
Many students said they were happy with Penn's planned COVID-19 guidelines, but are anxious to see if the University will be able to enforce them in practice.
4thWave aims to publish a zine every semester featuring poetry, prose, and visual art from people who are underrepresented in feminist spaces.
The decision comes after the University observed that the majority of students who have been exposed to COVID-19 end up testing positive on their 10th day in quarantine or before, if they test positive at all.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé emphasized that while the University's lower positivity rate is encouraging news, it does not signify that community members can become complacent in adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.
When MERT arrives at the scene of an emergency, they screen the patients for COVID-19 symptoms from a distance before approaching to administer care.