Articles by Jonah Charlton

08/09/20 11:51pm
Protesters' demands include that Penn fire Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, Drexel cut ties with independent police department reviewer and former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Penn and Drexel pay PILOTs, payments which support the Philadelphia community and schools.
08/06/20 11:46pm
The video series, titled “LGBTQ+ Tips: Navigating the New Normal,”  released an introduction video on June 22 and has since published three episodes.
08/05/20 2:05am
What exactly will the fall semester look like and how will Penn administer testing throughout the semester? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more — here is everything you need to know about Penn's fall semester plan.
07/31/20 1:29pm
While colleges across the nation are reversing their fall plans, the University continues to stand by its initial hybrid instruction model. The vast majority of undergraduate fall classes will be held online, the statement read, with very few in-person offerings. 
07/31/20 4:33am
On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring medical professionals stating misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic and labeled it as a “must watch!!!" Hours later, Twitter suspended his account for 12 hours for violating "Twitter Rules."
07/24/20 4:46pm
Penn students and Philadelphia community members gathered outside the Penn Police Department headquarters on 4040 Chestnut Street shortly after 12 p.m. on Friday to protest Penn Police's alleged involvement in tear gassing protesters on 52nd Street on May 31.
07/12/20 4:36pm
After asking six University health professionals questions ranging from the viability of safely bringing students to campus to the importance of testing requirements, the DP consolidated their responses to provide the most important information for the Penn community. 
06/29/20 2:17am
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé and Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter discussed health and safety initiatives for bringing students back to campus, including the Student Campus Compact, and emphasized that many specifics of Penn's plan remain fluid. 
06/25/20 12:01pm
Penn will invite students back to campus on Sept. 1 for a hybrid fall 2020 semester with a mixture of in-person and virtual instruction. The remainder of the semester will be conducted online after Thanksgiving break.
06/22/20 4:19am
Over 500 people gathered in LOVE Park on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Before marching to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a series of speakers, including multiple Black transgender women, recounted personal stories.
06/18/20 2:04pm
After leading Penn's Admissions Office since 2008, Furda will join the college counseling team at William Penn Charter School.
06/12/20 3:29am
For years, Twitter has passively watched the president use its platform as a bullhorn to antagonize political rivals and spread misinformation, but on May 26, for the first time, the social media platform placed an addendum on the the 1968 Wharton graduate's false claims.
06/01/20 4:33pm
The Class of 2020's junior year at Penn saw a record-breaking turnout at the 2018 midterm elections and the emergence of an admissions scandal that took the nation by storm in spring 2019.
05/31/20 7:16pm
Thousands of demonstrators, including Penn students, have taken to the streets of Philadelphia to protest racism in response to the recent police murder of George Floyd. Here's the latest from Philadelphia.
05/30/20 3:53pm
Although Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said police would be respectful of protesters, activists were met with tear gas and pepper spray hours into the demonstration, shortly after protesters began breaking into police vehicles.
05/28/20 1:57am
In real time, these interactive maps are tracking the fall reopening policies of over 315 colleges across each of the 50 states. Double click to zoom into the maps.
05/25/20 1:35am
Each undergraduate school will likely continue to add more courses, seats, and sections for Summer Session II as students continue to demonstrate interest to their academic advisors.
05/21/20 4:39pm
The four scenarios include a hybrid of in-person and online instruction, a shortened in-person semester, more robust summer 2021 course offerings, and entirely online learning.
05/20/20 11:23pm
Throughout summer and fall, CAPS is looking to continue streamlining collaboration with Campus Health and Student Health Services, and identify and create more student-centered support groups.
05/13/20 11:53pm
Brandon Ferguson was arrested and charged with four counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
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