Articles by Hadriana Lowenkron
Hadriana Lowenkron | My most challenging, yet rewarding, four yearsHadriana Lowenkron, former DP editor-in-chief, reflects on the progress that the DP made during her leadership, and her hopes for the future.
Penn Law brought 551 students to campus for a hybrid fall semester deemed a 'success story'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.
Penn to fully transition to saliva-based COVID-19 testing Dec. 7The Penn community will now be screened for COVID-19 using saliva tests instead of nasal swabs that had been in use for the majority of the fall semester. The saliva testing method will enable the University to increase its testing capacity, especially as more students are expected to return to campus in the spring.
Delayed COVID-19 test results disrupt Penn students’ Thanksgiving travel plansPenn's test results website states that results could take up to 72 hours or longer. For some students, this unexpected change in timeline, coupled with other COVID-19-related concerns, has altered their Thanksgiving break plans.
Penn still plans to reopen in the spring despite new citywide COVID-19 restrictionsThe city's rush to close parts of daily life in response to the rise in cases has not motivated the University to reconsider its plan to open on-campus housing in the spring.
PLTV study finds 80% of Penn students reported high stress levels from 2020 electionPenn Leads the Vote conducted a survey on the effect of the 2020 election on students' mental health, and found that 80% of respondents reported that they were somewhat, moderately, or very anxious and stressed leading up to Election Day.
Penn voters: Here's what you need to know before casting your ballotAlthough 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.
Penn's official response to Wallace Jr. killing omits police involvement, outraging studentsIn an email signed by Penn President Amy Gutmann and other Penn officials, Gutmann referred to Wallace Jr. as a neighbor of the Penn community, and his killing as a "death" with no mention of the word "police," escalating student outrage.
Students, profs, and politicians fear disenfranchisement of voters of color this electionFor Penn-affiliated politics aficionados, President Donald Trump and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbate America's sordid history of voter disenfranchisement.
Robot salad stations and custom cakes: Acme amenities to check out at Friday's grand openingThe supermarket, which will replace The Fresh Grocer after its closure in March, features a variety of take-out stations including sushi and poke bowl, Asian hot eats, focaccia pizza, and BBQ. The store will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Acme will open on Oct. 23 at 6 a.m., replacing The Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streetsThe store will feature a beer and wine shop, indoor and outdoor seating, and a third Starbucks location within a seven-block radius, according to Acme Communications and Public Affairs Manager Dana Ward.
Penn Med experts question Trump's COVID-19 treatment plan and his downplaying of virusPenn Med experts were bewildered by the combination of treatments given to Trump, which are commonly used for severely ailing patients, against the backdrop of his and his doctors' portrayal of the illness as mild.
Penn FGLI students say pandemic exacerbates pre-existing educational disparitiesFGLI students at Penn maintain that the pandemic has certainly hit FGLI students and students of color harder than other students, citing their struggles to secure housing during the pandemic and "disjointed" communication from administration.
Resisting student pressure, Penn stands by decision to scrap fall breakWhile all seven other Ivy League institutions either have at least one day off in the middle of the semester, a week-long Thanksgiving break, or both, Penn's fall semester only features a four-day Thanksgiving break.
Penn launches new $2000-COVID-19 Childcare Grant for eligible faculty, staff, and postdocsSome members of the Penn community say the grant is, in many cases, not enough and excludes graduate students with children.
Penn will not create an ethnic studies, anti-racism requirement despite community supportEmory University, the University of Pittsburgh, and California State University — the largest public university system in the United States — have all recently required students to take a class on ethnic studies and anti-racism.
Prof. sparks backlash for tweeting spread of COVID-19 in India is 'contribution of Islam'Despite contradictory interpretations of the tweets, however, Sarkar maintains that her comments are not Islamophobic, and said she was surprised by the backlash.
Barack Obama urges grads to inspire change in YouTube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020’ ceremony'Dear Class of 2020' also featured speeches and performances by Michelle Obama, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Malala Yousafzai, Condoleezza Rice, Lady Gaga, and more.
Acme will open in October to fill vacancy left by The Fresh Grocer’s March closureThe store will feature a beer and wine shop, indoor and outdoor seating, and a Starbucks.