After one year of the pandemic, first-generation, low-income students are still facing a variety of challenges — some of which they say stem from Penn's high-pressure culture and a lack of institutional support from the University.
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election.
Despite challenges, such as more heterosexual women than men signing up, 2,759 Penn undergraduates participated and were matched with one other person with whom they are compatible romantically or as friends.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said he is apprehensive about the effect that potential student travel in spite of COVID-19 safety protocols over the break may have on the campus positivity rate in the coming weeks.
Despite the shortened two-day spring break taking place this week, some students reported that they have assignments due on days where no classes will be held.
The app was first launched by a group of students at Dartmouth College and has since spread to 40 colleges and universities.
The Social Planning and Events Committee announced it would hold the concert virtually on April 9, 10, 16, and 17. The event will be free and feature multiple performers that have yet to be announced.
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.