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Student Excited to be Back Making Direct Eye Contact with Self for 15-25 Hours a Week

(09/24/20 6:43pm)

After a disappointing spring term and a monotonous summer, Lily Garcia (C '23) was excited to get back to all of her classes this semester. The sophomore and PoliSci major was ready to get back onto her Zoom account that she first opened last March, and, through the platform, begin making direct and sustained eye contact with herself for 15-25 hours a week.

New COVID Guidelines Asking All Students to Return to Campus and Sit Very, Very Still

(08/02/20 5:03am)

University administrators released a statement to the Penn community this past Friday with an updated social compact for this fall’s on-campus programing. Despite unprecedented surges in COVID-19 cases this summer, the University is moving forward with their plans for an on-campus fall. Despite recommendations from epidemiologists for frequent and randomized testing, the school is moving forward with guidelines that, primarily, rest on a request for all students to, “sit very, very still.”

Amid Coronavirus, Penn Commits to Providing All Incoming Freshmen with Clinical Depression Come Fall 2020

(06/26/20 3:58pm)

Penn President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli sent an email to the Penn community on Thursday announcing plans for a hybrid in-person and online model for academic programming in the upcoming semester. As part of the plan, Penn is committing to providing all incoming freshmen with clinical depression come fall 2020.

Too Many People Are Part of the Problem in 2020 Political Discourse. Not Me — Here’s Why.

(03/03/20 5:42am)

Yesterday I was on Twitter and I saw a jarring image. Michael Bloomberg shared a picture of his campaign office in Flint, Michigan. “Eat the Rich” had been spray painted over the door. I couldn’t believe it. When did destruction of property become okay? When did that become proper political discourse?