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The New York Times

Paul Farmer is awarded the $1 million Berggruen Prize

President Amy Gutmann spoke about Paul Farmer, the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize, for which Gutmann was juror. “Dr. Farmer’s call to improve public health systems is a matter not only of science but also of politics, economics, and ethics,” she said. “In this crisis, like the ones that preceded it, our knowledge far outpaces our will to put effective solutions into action.”

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Associated Press

University of Pennsylvania vows $100 million to fix Philadelphia school building hazards

Penn has pledged $100 million over 10 years to the School District of Philadelphia. The gift aims “to significantly improve the learning environment for Philadelphia’s schoolchildren in a way that will have a long-lasting impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire city,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn president and husband donate $2 million for nursing scholars program at the university

President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have donated $2 million to the School of Nursing to establish leadership scholarships for undergrads and grad students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Russian-born Internet mogul Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students

Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to fund scholarships for Israeli students. “Yuri’s philanthropy has been as visionary as his distinguished business career. He is one of the founders of the acclaimed Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes pioneering achievements in the sciences,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump administration agrees to end policy that could have led to mass deportation of students from U.S. colleges

President Amy Gutmann said she was pleased with the rescinded directive to ban international students taking exclusively online classes at U.S. universities this fall. “We are unrelenting in our commitment to continue fighting for our international students to ensure that they are treated as equal members of our educational community,” she said. “Today we can celebrate an important step forward in that effort.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn to provide $4 million in emergency financial assistance to employees, contractors, small businesses

Penn will provide $4 million in emergency funding to support local workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a crucial time for civic leadership,” President Amy Gutmann said.

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