West Philadelphia

Invested and engaged

In a Q&A, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli reflects on the University’s latest Economic Impact Report and the new effort to include an account of Penn’s civic engagement and impact on Philadelphia, its residents, and surrounding communities.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

Boston Globe

The Boston Public Schools are in crisis. Harvard (or BC or MGH) can help

Penn Alexander was highlighted as an example of a successful partnership between higher education and local school districts.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine and PHMC take over at Mercy hospital in West Philly

The University of Pennsylvania Health System is now running the emergency department at the former Mercy Hospital in West Philadelphia.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Black and Hispanic Americans are most likely to miss health screenings due to COVID-19. A Penn physician is meeting the need

Carmen Guerra of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the structural and social barriers that have prevented communities of color from getting screened for cancer, even before the pandemic. Guerra and her colleagues have created a colorectal cancer screening navigation program to help remedy this disparity in West Philadelphia.


The New York Times

What are the greatest 2,020 songs ever? Philadelphia is deciding

WXPN is airing a countdown of the greatest 2,020 songs, as decided by their listeners.



Stretch your charitable dollar with Penn’s 2019 High Impact Giving Guide

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its annual giving guide. This year, the guide focused on three main areas: “Those recovering from substance abuse, hard-to-reach communities lacking basic healthcare, and students at various stages of life at risk of being left behind.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?

The School of Design’s Erick Guerra discussed the issue of delivery trucks blocking major streets in Philadelphia. “One of the big first steps is closely analyzing and understanding the problem,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s quite been done yet.”