Campus & Community

Class of 2023 is ready for liftoff

At Monday’s Convocation, Penn’s newest students were welcomed to the University family. “The very first step in expanding your orbit is reaching out to somebody new,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Lauren Hertzler

The Class of 2023 moves in

On Aug. 21, the newest cohort of Quakers arrived on campus. Of all 2,400 incoming first-year students, nearly one-third arrived for Penn’s official Move-In day.

Tina Rodia

Mary Francis to head Penn Press

Mary Francis has been named director of Penn Press at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 23. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett.

Leo Charney

In the News

Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”


The Wall Street Journal

Falling yields unleash flood of muni ‘century bonds’

MaryFrances McCourt, vice president for finance and treasurer, said a recent century bond purchased by the University cost half a percentage point less than anticipated. “Our borrowing costs beat our expectations,” she said. “We were thrilled.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

In a nation paralyzed by ‘active shooter’ situations, local colleges have to balance informing students and curbing fear

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety spoke about the procedure for handling potential active shooter situations. “We have to investigate it, because we have to get it right,” she said. “We can’t say ‘never mind, that didn’t happen’ or ‘actually, it’s a different location.’”


Psychology Today

Medical science needs to partner with ethics

“Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” a new book by President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno, was reviewed.


‘Bridges to Wealth’ helps to close gap through education

A program sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Wharton School is working with local youth to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship.