Campus & Community

The unbridled brilliance of Julian Abele

The 1902 graduate of the architecture program is finally starting to receive credit for his vast and iconic portfolio, which includes the central branch of the Free Library, Penn’s President’s House, Harvard’s flagship library, and more than 30 spaces and places on Duke’s campus.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn touts 2.8% tuition hike as lowest percentage increase in more than 50 years

Penn’s tuition rate for the 2021-22 school year will be the university’s lowest percentage increase since the 1960s. “The moderate increase in charges was determined through careful consideration of the impact of the pandemic on students and their families as well as the ongoing financial challenges confronting the University,” said Trevor Lewis, vice president for budget planning and analysis.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum has hired its first Black director, who pivoted from physics to antiquities

The Museum’s new director, Christopher Woods, was interviewed about his journey to Penn and how he plans to address challenges faced by the institution.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These Penn students have helped send more than 13,000 letters to front-line workers

Undergraduate students Rupa Palanki and Preethi Kumaran worked with peers to found an initiative to send letters of appreciation to front-line workers during the pandemic.

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The New York Times

Why are there so few monuments that successfully depict women?

Simone Leigh’s “Brick House” sculpture, installed on Penn’s campus in November 2020, was mentioned.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Made in Philadelphia, the ‘first modern computer’ is celebrated on 75th anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, the first all-electronic programmable computer was unveiled at Penn. This year, a weeklong series of events celebrates the men and women that made it possible.

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