The Shot Felt 'Round the World
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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.
Highlights from the report show progress on reducing carbon emissions, expanding sustainable transit, and increasing academic outreach.
With nearly 500 Penn faculty, students, and staff already on registered travel abroad as the coronavirus began to close borders, Penn’s Global Incident Management Team is assisting hundreds with travel, emergency evacuations, and repatriations.
Staff in Residential Services, Student Registration and Financial Services, Student Intervention Services, Penn First Plus, Penn Global, and College Houses and Academic Services gathered to support students leaving campus and respond to Penn’s most vulnerable populations.
At its meeting today, the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees approved a 3.9% increase in tuition for the coming year, while also approving a record $256 million undergraduate financial aid budget, the largest financial aid budget in Penn’s history.
As director of Perry World House, Horowitz will lead the center which was founded in 2015 for scholarly inquiry, teaching, research, international exchange, policy engagement, and public outreach on pressing global issues.
At Penn’s 264th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18, the author will also be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
The largest gift in Penn Engineering’s history—a $25 million commitment from alumnus Harlan M. Stone to support the construction of a new Data Science Building—will serve as a hub for cross-disciplinary collaborations that harness expertise, research, and data across Penn’s 12 schools and numerous academic centers.