Homeward Initiative takes on the challenge of supporting homeless LGBTQ youth
With his President’s Engagement Prize, May graduate Brendan Taliaferro is creating a nonprofit to provide housing and assistance for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.
W. P. Carey Foundation makes historic $125 million gift to name Penn’s law school
Leader in legal education is named University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in recognition of transformative commitment—the largest ever to a law school.
Penn honors seven alumni including Creative Spirit awardee, composer Jennifer Higdon
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.
One of only a few female members of a college men’s basketball staff, Penn’s Sarah Parks has jumped into her new gig.
Penn Athletics launches the Track & Field and Cross Country Campaign for Excellence
The centerpiece of the new Campaign is a planned indoor track & field facility, named for Jane and David Ott, Wharton alumni and former track athletes.
‘Power of design’
In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, President Amy Gutmann celebrated the naming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Stuart Weitzman Plaza. Weitzman, the designer and footwear industry icon, graduated from the Wharton School in 1963.
Lauder College House named
The new name was revealed at a ceremony celebrating the house’s first cohort of fourth-year residents, along with incoming Class of 2023 and second- and third-year residents.
Views from the top of the world
Members of the Penn community give accounts of their expeditions to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
Wharton alum is new coach of NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies
Taylor Jenkins has been hired to lead the Grizzlies, who finished 33-49 this season and currently have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Penn’s 263rd Commencement
The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”
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Candice Bergen Was Pretty Psyched to Get Expelled from Penn
In an interview about her new role in “Book Club,” alumna Candice Bergen reminisced about her time at Penn. Bergen, though crowned both Miss University and homecoming queen, “flunked out of opera and art” in the mid-60s. She returned in 1992 to receive an honorary degree for her accomplishments.
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Video: Watch as Andrea Mitchell Gives the Commencement Address at UPenn
NBC Foreign affairs correspondent and Penn alumna Andrea Mitchell addressed the class of 2018 on Monday, sharing her experiences and offering the new graduates guidance for life after college.
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