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Penn cancels student group social events through 2021 following uptick in COVID-19 casesSocial events include parties, formals, and other spaces where alcohol, food, and dancing are present.
Penn to honor Class of 2020 at in-person commencement ceremony in May 2022The ceremony will include the undergraduate Class of 2020 and graduate students from the Classes of 2020 and 2021.
Dude With Sign comes to Penn to promote HUP Pavilion opening"Dude With Sign" runs a viral Instagram account with 7.7 million followers where he posts pictures of himself holding up cardboard signs with different phrases.
Duke introduces stricter COVID-19 guidelines after over 300 students test positiveAlmost all of the people who tested positive are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the vast majority are asymptomatic.
College senior and Dental School first year Matthew Wang dies at 22Wang was a 22-year-old student in the accelerated seven-year joint Biology-Dental program from Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Penn student charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing former boyfriendSobejano denied that she attacked Parente, telling police she acted out of self-defense after he came at her with a knife.
College modifies natural sciences sector requirement to foster interdisciplinary approachThe new sector, Natural Science Across Disciplines, will take effect for students in the entering Class of 2025, but all current students may choose from the new list of courses.
Penn undergraduate weekly positivity rate reaches 4.47% as COVID-19 cases doubleChief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said there is "no evidence of an out-of-control outbreak" on campus despite undergraduate cases increasing from 113 to 239 between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6
Penn warns Greek life to stop in-person events after finding strong link to COVID-19 casesA “completely disproportionate” number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus has been linked to fraternities and sororities.
Penn professor uses Nazi phrase and salute at archaeology conference, sparking outrageRobert Schuyler, who teaches anthropology and holds a position at the Penn Museum, held his arm in a Nazi salute and said “Sieg heil to you” after a speaker told him that the meeting, a Society for Historical Archaeology conference plenary session, was not the place for him to discuss a question he had raised about membership.
Penn to extend pass/fail grading, increase in-person research opportunities in spring 2021The University announced it will extend the pass/fail grading policy for undergraduates to the spring 2021 semester, as it prepares for undergraduates to live in on-campus housing and resume more in-person activities.
‘Time to think’: Students on gap semesters reflect on chance to relax and explore interestsAs the fall 2020 semester comes to a close, students who decided taken a leave of absence reflect on a time of improving mental health and exploring other interests — with some even realizing that finishing college might no longer be in the cards for them.
First years living off campus must break lease or request housing exemption for spring 2021While some first-year students have chosen to bypass the on-campus housing requirement due to concerns of possible COVID-19 spread in the dorms, others are opting to pay one month's extra rent to break their leases to live on campus in the spring.
In wake of new statue, Black students call on Penn to go beyond 'performative' gesturesWhile Gutmann highlighted the statue’s placement in a prominent location on campus, Black students said the artwork was largely meaningless if it was not accompanied by concrete action to support the Black community at Penn.
For Penn students and graduates who campaigned for Biden, the long hours were worth itNow that the election is over, Penn students and recent graduates who poured countless hours into Biden's campaign are looking toward the future with optimism and pride in what they accomplished in this historic election.
Penn’s latest campus sculpture aims to celebrate Black womanhoodThe sculpture, titled 'Brick House,' was created by acclaimed artist Simone Leigh, and features cowrie shells on the woman’s braids which symbolize wealth, femininity, and the African slave trade in which the shells were used as currency, according to Penn Today.
Pennsylvania may determine outcome of presidential election as vote count carries onAlthough Trump took a strong lead in Pennsylvania on Election Day when in-person results were tallied, the vote count is now trending towards Biden in a “blue shift," as mail-in votes are more likely to favor the Democratic nominee.
Students travel around Pa. and across state lines to vote in 2020 presidential electionStudents who are not currently living on campus trekked from other states to cast their votes in Pennsylvania — one of the key battleground states that could determine the outcome of the election.