Articles by Pia Singh

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After spending the morning with Latinx elected officials and community leaders during a closed-door roundtable discussion in Kensington, Harris made a surprise visit to the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee headquarters.
09/16/20 11:56pm
The goal of the initiative is to make it easier and free-of-charge for undergraduates living near campus to have the materials to get their vote in on time.
09/13/20 11:10pm
Penn Democrats, College Republicans, Penn for Biden, and the Wharton Politics & Public Policy Club sent a letter to Provost Wendell Pritchett requesting that Penn adjust all classes' attendance accommodations for students seeking to work the polls.
09/07/20 11:16pm
From Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, participants will refrain from teaching and administrative duties in efforts to focus on public teach-ins about police brutality and violence particularly against communities of color. 
08/20/20 4:55pm
To help Penn's new students navigate this uniquely challenging semester, The Daily Pennsylvanian asked upperclassmen and professors for advice about how to succeed in college amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
08/11/20 5:32pm
Harris will be the first Black woman and first Asian American to be nominated for national office by a major party, and the fourth woman in American history selected for one of their presidential tickets.
08/07/20 1:31am
Members of the Penn community are mourning the loss of Sun, 19 years old, who died on July 25 after his car collided with an International Bus in Colorado while on a hiking trip.
08/03/20 3:21am
The DP surveyed undergraduates to gauge what students are planning to do for fall 2020 amid the pandemic. Though the vast majority of the nearly 1,000 respondents will return to campus in less than a month, they expressed a general distrust in the Student Campus Compact and mixed feelings about the fall semester. 
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."
07/30/20 2:24am
The University has had a total of 176 cases of COVID-19 among its student body since March, and currently has no more than two active cases. Though student cases have steadily declined, Penn has among the highest number of reported cases out of U.S. colleges according to a recent New York Times analysis.
07/29/20 3:08am
As an emergency medical technician in the Bronx, rising Wharton sophomore Stuart Harris likens his job to watching a “horror movie” — even months after the city survived its most devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to date. 
07/15/20 4:20am
Penn is facing a net difference in budget of $164 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic largely from forgone revenues including tuition, housing, and others. The University, more tuition-dependent than its peer institutions, will raise its total cost of attendance for the upcoming academic year — but also expects to provide more student financial aid.
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.
06/24/20 12:56pm
Following backlash from thousands of students, alumni, and faculty regarding the University's relationship with local police forces, the University has also commissioned an independent review of its Division of Public Safety.
06/22/20 3:13am
The DP surveyed undergraduates to gauge what students hope to see and are currently most concerned about regarding fall 2020. Over half of the nearly 1,000 respondents prefer a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction, while only 9% preferring an entirely remote, online option. 
06/06/20 4:34pm
More than 9,600 people have signed a petition demanding that Penn cease its institutional support of a "racist, fascist police state" that has led to continued violence against Black people. After decades of postwar gentrification, the petition also asks the University to open its campus to West Philadelphia and pay PILOTS.
06/04/20 6:12pm
Computer Connection, a technology retail store located in the Penn Bookstore, will permanently close due financial impacts from larger businesses, fewer product releases, and tight margins. 
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 320 colleges across each of the 50 states. Double click to zoom into the maps.
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.
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