Articles by Tyler Harris
A rundown of next year’s campus housing options and application deadlinesThe Preferred Room Selection Application opens for current sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a graduation date later than May 30, 2022, on Oct. 26.
A look back at Amy Gutmann’s greatest accomplishments in her 17 years as Penn presidentAs Gutmann awaits U.S. Senate confirmation for her ambassadorship, here's a look at her greatest accomplishments during her 17-year presidency.
Penn Law students urge admin. to arrange meeting about student debt with Biden officialsA group of Penn Law students collectively wrote an open letter to refute Biden's argument that Ivy League students are undeserving of student debt relief.
Penn Medicine will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19The University of Pennsylvania Health System is one of the first health systems in the country to require all of its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
From mathematicians to aspiring journalists, meet five members of the Class of 2025Penn released decisions for regular decision applicants on Tuesday, offering admission to 3,202 students and recording its lowest ever acceptance rate of 5.68%.
Penn refuses to move 2021 commencement from Jewish holiday despite student pleasA petition garnered over 1,500 signatures urging the University to move the date of the 2021 Commencement ceremony.
More than 1,300 petition against Penn’s decision to hold commencement on a Jewish holidayUniversity 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.
As some schools cancel in-person Class of 2020 commencement, Penn has yet to finalize its plansBrown University and Princeton University have recently canceled their plans to hold an in-person ceremony for the Class of 2020 this spring.
Students demand fossil fuel divestment, mandatory climate course at University Council forumEight of the 15 topics at Wednesday's forum covered a wide range of climate-related demands, including mitigating the climate risk for Philadelphians and supporting issues of race and the environment.
Penn to standardize course times, eliminate back-to-back classes in fall 2021 schedule revampUnder the new format, classes will start at one of eight designated start times beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Students will have at minimum 15 minutes between classes.
On campus this semester? These buildings are open to students.Many University buildings have expanded their hours and on-site offerings to account for the larger number of students living on campus.
Pa. Republican state senator tests positive for COVID-19 while in contact with TrumpPennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) found out that he had tested positive for COVID-19 during a recent meeting at the White House with President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump.
New Wharton course uses COVID-19, racial justice protests to teach crisis leadershipThe half-credit course, titled “MGMT 799: Leadership in Challenging Times,” will be taught by three Wharton School professors and offered in Spring 2021.
Penn prof. stands by controversial Toobin op-ed, but denies he defended sexual harassmentToobin was widely criticized for engaging in workplace harassment by masturbating with his camera and mic on in front of colleagues during a meeting, but in the op-ed, Zimmerman argued that the scandal was instead about society's unease with masturbation.
Penn Wharton Budget Model finds school closures may cost students $15,000 in future wagesPWBM used a microsimulation model to show the future implications of both remote learning and in-person learning, should students return to the classroom during the pandemic.