School of Arts & Sciences

Wyatt at the bat

The fourth-year third baseman on the baseball team discusses his 36 best friends, hitting home runs, getting hit by 90 mph fastballs, and why the New York Yankees are “God’s team.”

Greg Johnson

In the News

The Wall Street Journal

Suddenly there aren’t enough babies. The whole world is alarmed

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde of the School of Arts & Sciences estimates that global fertility last year fell to below global replacement for the first time in human history.


The world’s oceans just broke an important climate change record

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the warming of the oceans is helping to destabilize ice shelves and fuel more powerful hurricanes and tropical cyclones.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia’s Tyshawn Sorey wins Pulitzer Prize in music

Tyshawn Sorey of the School of Arts & Sciences has won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in music for “Adagio (For Wadada Leo Smith),” a concerto for saxophone and orchestra.


The New York Times

Jerome Rothenberg, who expanded the sphere of poetry, dies at 92

Charles Bernstein of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the late Jerome Rothenberg was the ultimate hyphenated person: a poet-critic-anthologist-translator.


Philadelphia Inquirer

A collector donated 75,000 comic books to Penn Libraries, valued at more than $500,000

Alumnus Gary Prebula and his wife, Dawn, have donated a $500,000 collection of more than 75,000 comic books and graphic novels to Penn Libraries, featuring remarks from Sean Quimly of the Kislak Center and Jean-Christophe Cloutier of the School of Arts & Sciences.