Articles by Hannah Gross

02/10/21 12:16am
Chief 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
02/04/21 3:43am
A “completely disproportionate” number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus has been linked to fraternities and sororities.
01/10/21 12:27am
Robert 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. 
12/17/20 2:47pm
The 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. 
12/04/20 12:36am
As 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. 
11/24/20 11:57pm
While 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.
11/17/20 11:36pm
While 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.
11/13/20 12:33am
Now 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.
11/11/20 1:03am
The 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. 
11/05/20 1:09am
Although 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.
11/04/20 12:11am
Students 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. 
11/02/20 12:03am
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.
10/29/20 12:22am
Students said the current deadline of Oct. 30 is too early for them to know how they are doing in their classes, citing the lack of grades so far in their classes and heightened anxiety concerning the online semester.
10/26/20 11:50pm
As the campaign reaches its final stretch, politically active students are grinding nonstop to help the former vice president emerge victorious in key battleground states like Pennsylvania and Florida next week.
10/20/20 10:27pm
Van Pelt’s ground floor will be open for individual study from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday as part of the pilot program.
10/20/20 12:46am
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to 25 colleges and universities on July 10, requesting information regarding the participation of women and minority-owned asset management firms in the administration of endowment assets. 
10/13/20 12:34am
Students who live in the building located at 3720 Chestnut Street estimate that there is a total of 40 to 50 first-year students living in The Chestnut. The building opened on July 1 and consists of apartments ranging from $1,800 to $6,100 a month. 
10/06/20 11:57pm
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.
10/01/20 9:50pm
Lecturer Susan Haas died of a heart attack on Sept. 25, and lecturer Emile Bruneau, who served as director of Annenberg’s Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab, died of brain cancer on Sept. 29.
09/30/20 10:49pm
Students who have previously only taken four or five courses are now enrolled in up to seven courses due to the increased flexibility of online learning and Penn’s decision to extend the spring’s pass/fail grading option.
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