Undergraduate Students

Engaging in the election

In a collaborative English course taught by Lorene Cary in the fall, students shared their experiences with civic engagement by writing for publication, partnering with nonprofits like Vote That Jawn to share non-partisan information with other young first-time voters.

Louisa Shepard

A Move-in like no other

Penn undergraduates start arriving on campus to move into College Houses during an extended eight-day period in keeping with pandemic health and safety protocols.

Louisa Shepard

On-campus chemistry

After waiting almost two years to join a chemistry lab, Calais Cronin is one of the few students allowed on campus this fall to do research.

From Omnia

Penn has four new Schwarzman Scholars

Penn seniors Cristina Pogorevici, Paulina Ruta, and Yixi (Cecilia) Wang and 2019 graduate Annie Sun have received the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

Morning Edition (NPR)

4 teams head into finals of collegiate a cappella championship

Penn Masala is among four teams heading into the final rounds of an a cappella championship, singing a mashup of Ed Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill” and the Bollywood song “Ilahi.”


The New York Times

Meet Chloe Gong, one of the year’s best-selling authors

College of Arts and Sciences senior Chloe Gong of New Zealand was interviewed about her best-selling book “These Violent Delights,” a reimagining of “Romeo and Juliet.”


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.


Chronicle of Higher Education

Student interest in the election is high. So are the barriers to voting

Nicholas Williams, College of Arts and Sciences sophomore and Penn Leads the Vote’s Communications Fellow, spoke about the organization’s efforts to teach students how to properly vote by mail.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Shamir used to be an ‘accidental pop star.’ Now, the Philly indie rocker has come into his own

Grant Pavol, a College of Arts and Sciences junior and musician, has released a new album under a local label.



How college activists are trying to win the youth vote remotely

Senior Owen Voutsinas-Klose and Junior Eva Gonzalez spoke about how student activists are organizing their peers amid the pandemic. “I think we’ve definitely seen a lot of people wanting to get more engaged, and, you know, obviously voting is a part of that,” said Gonzalez.