Some students chose to stay home in efforts to protect their families and themselves from the virus, adding that being away from Penn has nevertheless made them feel lonely.
Although students of color said they largely settled for Biden, many remain cautiously optimistic of the new administration.
The app, called Monet, allows users to send drawings to each other to start a conversation instead of swiping left or right on profiles.
All patrons must comply with Penn's COVID-19 testing protocols, show a confirmed reservation, and show a green PennOpen Pass in order to enter the library.
SCUE releases a White Paper every five years recommending long-term changes to Penn's academic policies. This year's paper was set to be released in 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19.
PCV plans to host speakers and events to educate and excite students about climate topics such as energy, agriculture, and waste this semester.
The platform, called Magic Connects, has preregistered more than 100 students ahead of its launch at the end of this month.
Students expressed disagreement with Penn Hillel's pro-Israel stance which they said makes it an exclusionary space for some progressive students.
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Students said they were excited to finally come to campus, but expressed concerns about the clarity and effectiveness of Penn's Quiet Period COVID-19 guidelines.
An "Overheard at Penn" page administrator attributed the decrease in posting to a lack of shared experiences among students while they haven't been on campus.
Although the University decided last minute no longer to bring undergraduate students back to campus in the fall, Penn Law opened its doors to approximately 550 students of its estimated 751-person class for in-person learning through Nov. 25, when classes ended for the semester.
From Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, the University conducted 6,499 tests — over 1,000 more than any week prior — with the total positivity rate reported at 1.54%, slightly above the 1.29% average for the semester.
Fierceton will pursue a Ph.D. in social policy and conduct research on the foster care-to-prison pipeline, representing a disproportionate risk of incarceration for young people in foster care, at the University of Oxford beginning in fall 2021.
Out of the 107 new cases, 90 were undergraduate students with 17 new cases reported among graduate students, faculty, staff, and other Penn affiliates.
For just the second time this semester, the positivity rate climbed above 2%, reported at 2.2%.
The three voting sites nearest to Penn's campus — Houston Hall, ARCH, and Walnut Street West Library — have reported no lines since around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Although Pennsylvanians have been casting their ballots for over a month through early and mail-in voting, voters can head to the polls in person today.
Citing Penn's reversal of its fall 2020 plans just weeks before the start of the semester, students now doubt that the University will follow through with its current reopening plan for the spring.
Undergraduate students will be required to be tested twice weekly for COVID-19 and to enroll in PennOpen Pass as well as receive a flu shot before returning to campus.