City of Philadelphia

Projects for Progress, two years in

An Oct. 17 event celebrated six teams of Penn students, faculty, and staff working to promote equity and inclusion in Philadelphia by addressing health care, education, and systemic racism as part of the Projects for Progress.

Kristina García



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

This Philly-area elementary school saw test scores plummet. Now it’s putting all its resources toward catching up.

Nicole Carl of the Graduate School of Education says that teachers are feeling pressure from administrators to boost test scores.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

SEPTA said ‘there really is no way forward’ to build the Roosevelt Boulevard subway

Jay Arzu of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design appreciates that SEPTA officials are being honest about not having the funding for a massive subway project.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter says he won’t run again now ‘or in any other year’

Former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter intends to start a center for public policy at Penn in order to address poverty and income inequality in the city.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

What does the future hold for the Tanner House? Historic preservation grad students have ideas

Graduate students at the Weitzman School of Design are teaming with Weitzman’s Randall Mason to discuss ways to expand the historical significance and preserve the architecture of the Henry O. Tanner House in North Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphians welcomed PhilTel’s first free public phone as a small way to resist big tech

Naveen Albert, a fourth-year in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has co-founded PhilTel, a free-to-use public wifi payphone project in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Why there’s nowhere to hang out at night in Philly anymore

The Penn Bookstore is noted as one of the few public evening spaces remaining after the pandemic, with remarks from Associate Vice President Anthony P. Sorrentino and Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice.

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