Articles by Katie Busch

06/01/20 4:33pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, students were forced to cut their spring semester on campus short and transition to online learning.
05/03/20 11:10pm
Social distancing and travel restrictions have forced in-person fieldwork and research to a standstill, and universities' nationwide hiring freezes are making it harder to secure a job in academia.
04/26/20 11:15pm
Over a month after lockdown, West Philadelphia businesses struggle to receive loans and grants – and even they manage to do so, it is often not enough.
04/20/20 1:28am
A video of Philadelphia police officers forcibly removing a  passenger without a face mask from a bus went viral on Twitter earlier this month.
04/14/20 12:23am
Students resorted to online video chat platforms such as Zoom to connect with distant loved ones and attend virtual services over the holidays, and many got creative with substitutes for various components of their religious traditions. 
04/08/20 11:45pm
Currently, Penn allows students to change their courses to pass/fail grading until April 13, the earliest opt-in pass/fail deadline in the Ivy League by more than two weeks. 
04/05/20 9:08pm
After tumultuous evictions from campus amid the pandemic, select students managed to stay in their University housing. Now, Penn is asking students to relocate to other dorms in an effort to consolidate resources. 
03/30/20 10:42pm
The funds will go to affected workers as well as the PHL COVID-19 Fund, which is helping local nonprofits stay afloat during the pandemic. 
03/25/20 11:34pm
Penn's first week of online classes was not without technological issues. But many students praised professors for their dedication and compassion amidst COVID-19.
03/22/20 10:12pm
Without student clientele and with coronavirus commerce restrictions in full swing, small businesses around Penn are struggling to make ends meet.
03/20/20 1:04am
The sites allow patients to stay in their cars as healthcare professionals in protective gear approach them individually to complete a nasal swab. 
03/17/20 6:13pm
After Penn originally announced Monday it would hold a virtual Commencement in May in lieu of a traditional ceremony, some seniors launched a viral petition to persuade the university to change its decision.
03/01/20 10:51pm
Johnson and his wife Dawn Chavous, both Penn alumni, have been accused of participating in a complex bribery scheme that allowed them to profit off of various land deals that Johnson oversaw.
02/26/20 10:42pm
The average price of a home in University City has skyrocketed in recent years, increasing from $78,500 in 1995 to $500,000 in 2018. This has caused the displacement of many former residents, with the area’s Black population declining by more than half, according to WHYY. 
02/23/20 9:44pm
Located on 45th and Walnut streets, new independent bookstore Making Worlds aims to share the stories and ideas of marginalized groups, as well as foster a space for community bonding.
02/17/20 10:44pm
The proposal, written by 2006 College of Liberal and Professional Studies graduate and Pa. State Rep. Christopher Rabb, would provide each exoneree $65,000 for every year they were wrongfully incarcerated.
02/09/20 9:05pm
The store was part of Lululemon’s national effort to establish pop-ups on college campuses in order to target students and promote wellness through free events
02/04/20 1:15am
Six Philadelphia public schools and an early learning center have closed since September due to hazardous asbestos damage, and numerous Penn students who attended these schools are worried about their health. 
01/26/20 11:28pm
The protest was part of an anti-war movement sparked by the Jan. 3 assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
01/20/20 10:35pm
Penn Vet offered free pet vaccinations and low-cost microchips to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
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