Articles by Amy Kaplan
Philadelphia COVID-19 vaccine requirement for city workers to begin May 31Several delays have occurred in mandating vaccination for these union employees.
Department of Education to issue credits after mismanagement of loan forgiveness programThe waivers will help millions of borrowers move toward loan forgiveness.
Pa. House passes bill that would ban transgender women from women's sportsThe bill — titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” — passed by a 115 to 84 bipartisan vote and will be passed on to the state senate.
Penn begins $94.5 million Sansom Place East renovation with reopening scheduled for 2023The renovation, which was announced in July 2021, includes plans for 473 furnished units, totaling 588 beds, reported the Construction Specifier.
Limited inpatient psychiatric capacity in Philadelphia hospitals puts stress on providersAn October 2021 survey by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing found that 78% of organizations experienced increased demand for behavioral health services in the three months prior.
Former Penn professor and Grammy-winning composer George Crumb dies at 92Considered an accomplished avant-garde composer, Crumb gained public recognition as a talented composer in the 1960s and 1970s.
College campuses across the nation face increasing COVID-19 casesWith only 14% of colleges starting the spring semester online, universities have seen rising case numbers on campus due to the highly transmissible omicron variant, WHYY reported.
Penn study finds increase in depression among type 2 diabetics during pandemicThe study assessed insomnia, loneliness, and depressive symptoms in the patient cohort at visits before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study finds Penn Med's triage tool effective at determining severity of COVID-19 symptomsThe Triage Tool was delivered through a chat box on the Penn Medicine website and patient portal.
University City foot traffic returns to pre-pandemic levelsCenter City, however, has not seen the same increase because many workers have not returned to their in-person workplaces.
Penn Medicine receives $14 million grant for new suicide prevention research centerThe initiative will be implemented over the next five years and will be called the Penn Innovation in Suicide Prevention Implementation Research (INSPIRE) Center.
Penn Engineering breaks ground on new data science building named Amy Gutmann HallConstruction for Amy Gutmann Hall, a data science building for research collaboration, is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Annenberg survey shows increase in knowledge about Constitution in 2021The survey measures American adults' knowledge about civics and government.
Penn Wharton Budget Model predicts GDP decrease in 2050 from Senate budget resolutionPWBM examined the Senate budget reconciliation proposal under two scenarios: that the non-health spending provisions expire after 10 years, and that the provisions continue indefinitely.
Penn senior Tathagat Bhatia receives Gates Cambridge ScholarshipBhatia 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.
Rutgers to require COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to campus in the fallThe only students exempt from the immunization requirement will be those studying online, away from campus, or those with medical or religious exemptions.
Penn study finds Twitter bots less influential than verified users in spread of informationAlthough the number of bot accounts significantly outnumbered the verified media accounts, the verified accounts were far more likely to receive retweets, suggesting that they are much more visible.
Penn Medicine has administered over 62,000 COVID-19 vaccines to patients in five weeksPenn Medicine began the transition from vaccinating staff to vaccinating patients by identifying eligible patients via electronic medical records and sending them an email with a link to schedule an appointment.
White House to open mass vaccination clinic in Philadelphia this weekThe new clinic has the potential to double the number of vaccine doses administered in Philadelphia each week.