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Philadelphia Inquirer

A journey years in the making: Mom and daughter graduate from Penn together

Mother-daughter duo Stephanie and Arielle Pierson graduated from the School of Arts & Sciences simultaneously. “We have never done anything conventionally, so this graduation, of course, is going to be unconventional,” said the younger Pierson.


A $5M donation to Wharton will establish a new AI for Business program

The Wharton School is establishing “AI for Business,” a new organization made possible by funding from alumni Tao Zhang and Selina Chin. The organization will be led by Kartik Hosanagar. “The advances made possible by artificial intelligence hold the potential to vastly improve lives and business processes,” said Dean Geoff Garrett.


Philadelphia Inquirer

New Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was a star athlete at St. Joseph’s Prep, Penn

At 37, Stefanski has climbed through the coaching ranks since his first job at Penn, going from an offensive assistant for the Minnesota Vikings to offensive coordinator. He will be the third-youngest head coach in the NFL.


Sports Illustrated

Cleveland Browns to name Kevin Stefanski head coach

Kevin Stefanski, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, will be the 18th head coach of the team. The former Quaker will be tasked with hiring the rest of his staff as well as the team’ general manager.


The Pennsylvania Gazette

‘Very little fazes her’

One of only a few female members of a college men’s basketball staff, May alumna Sarah Parks jumps into a new gig as Director of Operations.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly ‘Host Home’ program aims to slash LGBTQ youth homelessness, shelter costs

Recent alum and President’s Engagement Prize winner Brendan Taliaferro was highlighted for his Host Home program, which connects young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness with volunteer households and social workers.