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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, November 9, 2020


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University urges COVID-19 testing for students prior to returning home

In preparation for the departure from campuses after in-person instruction ends on Nov. 20, Penn State has announced an aggressive fall departure plan offering all students COVID-19 testing, at no cost to students. Penn State is partnering with Vault Health for departure testing, which will be conducted either in person at predetermined testing sites on certain campuses or via self-administered test kits. Students can now book their appointment to receive an administered test or to pick up a self-test by using the Return Home Event on the Penn State Go App or by visiting  Full story

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11/6: Penn State COVID-19 dashboard updated

Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Nov. 6). The University Park campus received 136 positive on-demand test results and nine positive random test results from student testing during the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. As of Nov. 5 at University Park, there are 232 active student cases and 3,840 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.  Full story

Angel Asomugha stocks Penn State Brandywine's food pantry.

Brandywine's campus food pantry supports students in need of food assistance

Food insecurity is a social issue that impacts thousands of local individuals — including college students — and has the potential to stand in the way of students achieving their educational and professional goals. At Penn State Brandywine, students, faculty and staff have taken action to combat student hunger by creating a campus food pantry.  Full story

Deadline approaching to submit proposals for diversity and inclusion initiatives

The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee invites faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding to support Penn State's diversity, inclusion and equity efforts and advance the University's strategic plan with investments in programs and ideas. The deadline to submit proposals for summer 2021 is Dec. 4, and the deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is Jan. 22.  Full story

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Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for annual Stand Up Awards

The Rock Ethics Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Stand Up Awards. Any faculty, staff, student or community member may nominate undergraduate students in any major from any campus for a Stand Up Award, which recognizes Penn State undergraduates who have demonstrated ethical leadership by "standing up" for a cause, idea or belief.  Full story