Alumni

Alice Paul’s mysterious manuscript

Heather J. Sharkey and three students transcribed a hand-written manuscript of the doctoral dissertation by Alice Paul, who earned her Ph.D. from Penn in 1912. As part of a virtual symposium, they joined John Pollack of the Libraries to discuss their efforts.

Louisa Shepard

Penn announces five 2021 Thouron Scholars

Four seniors and a 2019 graduate have received a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree there.

Louisa Shepard



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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Regional roundup

Heather Sharkey and undergrad Lindsey Perlman of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about their work transcribing the doctoral dissertation of feminist Alice Paul, who earned a Ph.D. at Penn in 1912.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Tragedy made this Penn Wharton grad an orphan, but hard work and talent make him a rising star

Wharton alumnus Kayvon Asemani spoke about his path to Penn and what he’s accomplished since graduating in 2018. “I realized I could show a lot of people that if it’s possible to come from where I came from and get to Wharton, then, from wherever they came from, they also could get to this place,” he said.

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The Economist

Economists are rediscovering a lost heroine

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in economics, attended Penn as an undergrad in 1916 before returning to the school twice more: once to get her doctorate and again for a law degree, which she used to help desegregate Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton 2020 MBAs earned an average of $150,000 salaries after graduation

Recently released statistics show that Wharton School alumni earn a median annual salary of $150,000 each.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton has been named a Rhodes Scholar, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia

AOP Spotlight Series: Mike McLaughlin, Father Judge—Class of 1984

The former AOP student-athlete has guided Penn women’s basketball since 2009-10, leading the Quakers to four Ivy League titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

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