Six RAGAs participated in the pilot program, though there are around 95 of them currently living on campus. The program used an an app to regulate students as they dined during 30-minute time slots at 1920 Commons.
This semester, VPUL Mamta Motwani Accapadi hopes to provide students with the resources they need to vote in the upcoming presidential election and help the Penn community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guide, published annually, was written by various student groups including Penn Community for Justice, Police Free Penn, the Penn Slavery Project, Fossil Free Penn, Philly Jobs with Justice, and the Coalition Against Fraternity Sexual Assault.
Penn SPAC, a new student organization, launched this semester to inform students about a business venture rising in popularity: special purpose acquisition companies.
Penn administrators wrote that the decision to modify spring break was made in an effort to "discourage travel during the pandemic," similar to the reason they canceled fall break this semester. But students want more time off during the spring semester to recover from a heavy courseload.
Through StudyRev, which fully launched this semester, tutees can request help when they need it and tutors can work as their schedule permits.
After choosing a book to read together, the club meets virtually every Thursday for a discussion that may include politics, personal experiences, and other topics the books may inspire.
First years said they are not overly concerned about the absence of student leaders to represent their class, due to alternative ways to meet people through clubs and organized meet-ups virtually or outdoors.
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.