Articles by Lindsey Perlman

04/09/21 12:51am
Penn released decisions for regular decision applicants on Tuesday, offering admission to 3,202 students and recording its lowest ever acceptance rate of 5.68%.
04/01/21 11:51pm
A petition garnered over 1,500 signatures urging the University to move the date of the 2021 Commencement ceremony.
03/24/21 1:06am
University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy did not respond to a request for comment about whether the University is aware of the petition and if it is considering moving the date of commencement, which coincides with Shavuot.
03/18/21 3:04am
The students described how their outlooks on life and the pandemic were upended in just a year, and expressed hope that their stories would compel their peers to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. 
02/04/21 12:45am
Bon Appétit workers are subcontracted and not employed by Penn, which complicated providing them access to testing.
12/10/20 1:54am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to more than a dozen nurses, doctors, and clinical students who work across Penn Medicine’s hospital system. While Penn undergraduates enjoyed virtually unlimited access to COVID-19 testing this semester, some health care workers continue to be denied COVID-19 tests.
11/11/20 12:51am
As some students are deciding whether to return to campus for the hybrid spring semester, The Daily Pennsylvanian virtually sat down to talk with three students, each of whom offered a glimpse into their different fall semester experiences living on campus, off campus in University City, or at home with their family.
11/05/20 1:10am
Despite having fewer food options, standardized portion sizes, and no guest swipes for the semester, first-year students will have to pay nearly $100 more for their meal plan than what was required last academic year.
10/28/20 1:36am
While some professors have implemented anti-cheating measures like "live proctoring" on Zoom, students claim that many professors have failed to take necessary precautions against cheating even in the face of inflated class scores.
10/12/20 12:56am
Many Penn international students had no choice but to become “nocturnal” and operate on Eastern time in order to attend club information sessions and interviews this semester.
10/06/20 11:22pm
In response to the financial downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidents of four other Ivy League schools have taken pay cuts of 20% or more for this academic year. 
09/28/20 11:55pm
Residential Services will no longer cover the cost of storing students’ belongings until January 2021 as it previously had promised. Students must now choose to have all belongings shipped home, or have them donated or discarded at no cost.
09/21/20 11:54pm
Despite the virtual and socially distanced Rosh Hashanah celebrations, students and spiritual leaders said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a greater meaning to the holiday, which signifies a fresh start and new year. 
09/21/20 12:20am
The food truck will be stationed near Clark Park and serve dairy foods such as macaroni and cheese, tomato basil soup, quesadillas, chili fries and "build your own" pasta options.
09/14/20 12:43am
While Bon Appétit workers will not receive pay this semester, the 113 dining workers directly employed by Penn are not furloughed and will continue to be paid for their typical 40-hour work week.
09/07/20 12:51am
The University will invite specific asymptomatic members of the Penn community, including students, faculty, and staff who are deemed have a higher exposure risk, to enroll in surveillance testing protocols once Penn has finalized the details of the program.
09/02/20 10:41pm
The shipping process will begin around mid-September and take several weeks to complete, Penn Business Services Director of Communications and External Relations Barbara Lea-Kruger wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian on Monday. 
08/31/20 11:58pm
Many students believe the lost and damaged belongings were the result of a disorganized process with little oversight from Penn and poor record keeping from moving companies.
08/29/20 7:29pm
Installation of air conditioning in Gregory College House has been delayed by one year, while the Weitzman Plaza will experience a seven-week delay.
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