Reflections on suffrage: The 19th Amendment at 100
Penn Today reached out to experts from centers and schools across the University to look at suffrage through the lens of history, this election, and the fight yet to come.
Why the pandemic introduces language that is ‘hard to explain’
Linguist Andrea Beltrama discusses new words and phrases that have entered the language during the current health crisis, and the “massive” impact the pandemic has had on language.
Anti-discrimination task force aims to ‘flatten the hate’
Launched in April, the new Task Force on Supporting Asian and Asian American students and scholars at Penn is offering events, seminars, and resources for countering and reporting stigma and anti-Asian behavior.
Amid COVID-19, young adults aging out of foster care are especially vulnerable
With limited resources, youth who are aging out of foster care are bearing a heavy social and economic burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing under or unemployment, education disruption, homelessness, and food insecurity.
SP2 graduate is now a policy fellow for Philly’s LGBTQ population
Sayeeda Rashid, who identifies as a queer South Asian woman, advocates for social justice in the Philadelphia Mayor’s office of LGBTQ Affairs.
Juneteenth: A day for reflection, conversation, and learning
As the Penn community takes time today to consider the significance of Juneteenth, Penn Today also pauses for critical reflection
Historian Mary Frances Berry responds to the George Floyd protests
The professor of history and Africana studies speaks with Penn Today about protesting injustice, pushing for change, and the history of African American civil rights.