Campus & Community

Penn Libraries releases its strategic plan through 2025

After an 18-month process that entailed gathering and synthesizing information from the Penn community and beyond, the Penn Libraries has released a strategic plan to guide its work through 2025.

From Penn Libraries

Rare sparrows make guest appearance at Penn

Earlier this year, Penn Medicine epidemiologist Doug Wiebe glimpsed two small all-white birds outside Van Pelt Library that turned out to be albino house sparrows. Their coloration is likely the result of a genetic condition in which a bird’s feathers lack pigment.

Michele W. Berger



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Against the clock

Tarik Khan, a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing, has been spending his evenings delivering leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses to homebound people in Philadelphia.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

After 159 years, the UPenn Glee Club goes co-ed

Penn’s Glee Club has formally merged with the Penn Sirens to create a gender-neutral singing group. “The main consideration is we can expand our repertoire,” said Glee Club President Jake Milner, a senior in the Wharton School. “We can do more musically than we currently can when we have singers with all the voice ranges.”

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Al Día

UPenn’s Dr. Antonia Villarruel to receive Mexico’s highest honor for service to its diaspora

Dean Antonia Villarruel of the School of Nursing has been named a recipient of the Ohtli Award, the highest honor given by Mexico’s government to those supporting the Mexican diaspora.

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Los Angeles Times

High school revisited: Students reflect on their year away from campus

Kaitlyn Nguyen, a high school senior in Pomona, California, spoke about being accepted to Penn as an early decision applicant. “I came to the realization that this was the school for me,” she said. “I came to this conclusion primarily because of Penn’s commitment to community service and community advocacy work, which has been something that I have been passionate about growing up.”

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The Wall Street Journal

‘Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaeological Science’ review: More than meets the eye

A Penn Museum exhibition featuring scientific images of ancient artifacts was reviewed.

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