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.
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 gift from 1992 Penn graduates, Mindy and Jon Gray, supports undergraduate financial aid for students from New York City, and the Penn First Plus program for students who are low income and/or the first in their families to attend college.
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.
The University of Pennsylvania will honor seven distinguished alumni at the 2019 Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday, Nov. 8., including Higdon and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw.