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Amanda Mott manages media relations related to the Office of the Executive Vice President which includes facilities and real estate, Penn’s Climate Action Plan, student financial services, business services, campus housing and dining, and the endowment. In addition, she covers Commencement and Penn Global including Perry World House, the Penn Wharton China Center, and the Penn Biden Center.
Penn today announced admission decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2023, the institution’s 267th class. The admitted cohort of 3,345 was selected from a pool of 44,960 applicants.
Penn announced a $6 million gift to launch the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program, which will reimagine the ancient Greek ideal Paideia—or “education of the whole person”—with courses focusing on wellness, service, and citizenship.
The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees approved a 3.9% increase in tuition for the coming year, while also approving a record $247 million undergraduate financial aid budget.
Dr. Gregory Eells, a national leader in university counseling services, will take the helm as executive director of Counseling and Psychological Services in March.
At Perry World House, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney sat down with former City Solicitor Sozi Tulante, a PWH Visiting Fellow, to discuss the administration’s role in significant immigration-policy decisions.
Three Penn researchers have been awarded prizes by the American Physical Society (APS), and three others were elected to its 2018 APS Fellowship class.
In addition to his residency at PWH, Penn’s global policy research institute, Al Hussein will also co-teach a class at the Penn Law School during the spring semester.
Seven distinguished alumni will be awarded at the 2018 Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday, Nov. 9., including best-selling crime novelist, Lisa Scottoline for her life-long commitment to the arts.
During the next two years, Penn IREF will award as much as $2 million in matching research grants to Penn faculty to stimulate and support research activity in India.