Jill DiSanto manages media relations efforts for the School of Social Policy & Practice; the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research; and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Her beats also include Naval ROTC battalion, the African-American Resource Center, history, political science, College Houses (dorms), the Division of Public Safety, and the Office of Government & Community Affairs. Her student feature stories showcase the Center for Undergraduate Research, community engagement activities, and the experience of students who identify as first-generation, low-income, or FGLI.
Returning to Vietnam
A child of Vietnamese refugees, David Thai has returned to his family’s homeland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he will teach English at the Hoang Le Kha High School for Gifted Students, in the southwestern region of Vietnam, a few hours from where his mother grew up.
Day of Play adds some fun to the first day of classes
The inaugural Day of Play, featuring games, wellness exercises and snacks, sets the stage for future “Thriving at Penn” events that will focus on fun through community engagement.
Helping the Class of 2022’s first-generation community early on
During New Student Orientation, first-generation, high-need students find an increased level of support, community and resources to help the transition into campus life.
A novel history: Penn doctoral student uncovers first bill of sale for Jane Austen work
While digging through the Royal Archives in the U.K., Nick Foretek, a second-year doctoral student, made a surprising discovery: The Prince Regent paid 15 shillings to buy the first copy of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”