Articles by Sarika Rau

04/22/21 1:26am
A recently released Penn Medicine study by Chair of the Department of Microbiology Frederic Bushman and his team found that 35% of the sample COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia resemble variants of the virus.
04/21/21 11:59pm
Many students — particularly those living in on-campus housing — said they were especially happy that Penn was able to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
04/08/21 11:57pm
A total of 28 undergraduate students tested positive for COVID-19 between March 28 and April 3, down from the 32 undergraduate student cases between March 21 and March 27.
03/24/21 11:02pm
Undergraduate students who completed their graduation requirements in August or December 2020 will now be able to participate in the May 17 in-person ceremony.
03/18/21 3:00am
What does Philadelphia's vaccine rollout mean for members of the Penn community, and what should they do after receiving the vaccine? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more.
03/05/21 12:56am
Pottruck reopened some of its facilities to all undergraduate students on Feb. 24 after piloting COVID-19 protocols that proved successful.
03/03/21 12:59am
The decision to reopen indoor dining comes after Philadelphia loosened restrictions on dining in the city, Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said. 
03/01/21 11:47pm
Students with a red PennOpen Pass are automatically enrolled in the COVID Navigator program and receive daily text messages checking in on their well-being.
03/01/21 10:39pm
While Penn reduced its mandatory quarantine period for students who are exposed to COVID-19, spending this much time physically away from others has proven difficult — emotionally, socially, and academically — for students.
02/26/21 12:45am
University officials announced the three projects are all set to begin construction in 2022 and will carry steep price tags. 
02/23/21 1:31am
The Campus Compact Violation Data Dashboard, which will be updated monthly and was released on Friday, shows that 52% of violations resulted in disciplinary sanctions, 33% in educational interventions, and 14% in campus restrictions.
02/16/21 3:30am
When MERT arrives at the scene of an emergency, they screen the patients for COVID-19 symptoms from a distance before approaching to administer care. 
02/01/21 9:30pm
Irvine Auditorium is the only COVID-19 testing location set to open on Tuesday, for symptomatic and close-contact COVID-19 testing only.
01/28/21 1:16am
The University maintains the closure will not decrease Penn's testing capacity, Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian.
01/25/21 1:42am
Some experts believe that those who have a higher exposure to COVID-19 should be first in line, while others believe that people who face a higher risk of death should be prioritized. 
01/19/21 3:40pm
To limit the spread of the virus, the University is launching the Penn Cares COVID-19 response program, which requires undergraduates to get tested for COVID-19 twice per week at one of several locations on campus.
11/22/20 11:08pm
Penn College Houses and Academic Services and Residential and Hospitality Services held a series of events in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. 
11/06/20 1:38am
No charges have been filed against the officers who fatally shot Wallace Jr., though an internal investigation by the police department as well as a criminal investigation by the District Attorney's Office are ongoing. 
10/30/20 2:59am
Inveniam, a newly launched program between Penn Engineering and Steppingstone Scholars, aims to provide underrepresented and underserved students in the Philadelphia area with free STEM resources and programming. 
10/15/20 9:40pm
On Wednesday, the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education unanimously voted to continue on with the plan, even as the faculty union warns that more than 300 members might lose their jobs by next year.
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