Alumni

Catching up with Justin Watson

The 2018 alumnus, currently in training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, discusses learning a new offense, playing with Patrick Mahomes, similarities between Mahomes and Tom Brady, and why he is excited for the Penn football season.

Greg Johnson

A mural to honor a civil rights pioneer

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held last month, a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Citizen.

From Penn Law

Flying high with Skyla Wilson

The May graduate discusses her track career, what she enjoys about racing, her favorite event, the rhythm involved in hurdling, her advice for underclassmen, and her plans for the future.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Forbes

$50 million gift to University of Pennsylvania for autoimmune disease research

A $50 million gift from Wharton School alumni Judy and Stewart Colton will further develop the work of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at the Perelman School of Medicine, with a statement from President Liz Magill.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

$50 million gift to Penn is aimed at new treatments for autoimmune disease

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine hopes to find better answers for autoimmune conditions as director of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, established and now accelerated by alumni Judy and Stewart Colton.

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Forbes

University of Pennsylvania receives $55 million gift to study, treat hereditary cancers

The $55 million gift from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will be used to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, featuring a statement from President Liz Magill.

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Kansas City Star

Why Chiefs’ Justin Watson felt confident before touchdown reception in Chiefs’s 27-24 win over Chargers

The Penn alum and Kansas City Chief’s receiver Justin Watson felt confident just before his 41-yard touchdown reception in KC’s 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Fox 4 (Kansas City)

The Watson Effect: Jaylen, Justin Watson make biggest plays in Chiefs win

The Kansas City Chiefs’ newest acquisitions are both Watsons—Jaylen and Justin. Justin, a Penn alum and current KC Wide receiver caught a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to bring the Chiefs within 3 points of the Chargers, while rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson intercepted Justin Herbert and ran back a 99-yard pick-six to complete the Chiefs’ comeback.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

$55 million gift to Penn is aimed at stopping breast cancer before it starts

Mindy and Jon Gray’s new Basser Institute is a spinoff of their previously funded Basser Center for BRCA, named for Mindy’s late sister Faith Basser and led by Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine.

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