The unbridled brilliance of Julian Abele

The 1902 graduate of the architecture program is finally starting to receive credit for his vast and iconic portfolio, which includes the central branch of the Free Library, Penn’s President’s House, Harvard’s flagship library, and more than 30 spaces and places on Duke’s campus.

Greg Johnson

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Al Día

2021 AL DÍA Top Doctors: A celebration of diversity in medicine unlike any other

Iris Reyes of the Perelman School of Medicine is among 12 Latino doctors honored by AL DÍA for contributions to the profession and the community. Reyes founded the UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physicians which has expanded diversity in the Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Perelman School of Medicine. “I am proud to work alongside such talented and passionate medical students, trainees and faculty who seek to change the status quo,” said Reyes.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Tracing Montco’s decades-long shift from GOP stronghold to boon for Biden

Obed Arango of the School of Social Policy & Practice spoke about the diversification of Norristown, Pennsylvania. “I am one of the few Latinos, or perhaps the only Latino, who participates in a county commission,” he said, “When you have lack of representation, the agenda that is set will benefit the groups that are represented there. Many times, I’ve had to bring that perspective.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘We all have a lot more to do’: Del. business leaders get crash course on reducing racial disparities in the workforce

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School spoke to the Delaware Chamber of Commerce about addressing race and diversity in the workplace. “The more that we actually pretend that race isn’t a factor or that we don’t have different races, what the studies have shown is that we actually tend to engage in more biased behavior,” she said.


Chronicle of Higher Education

How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman discussed the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color.


Times Higher Education U.K.

U.S. Student Enrolment Growth to ‘Decline Over Next Decade’

College enrollment is set to decline, but will see a simultaneous increase in racial diversity, according to Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education. Gasman suggested that most universities are ill-prepared for the shift and will need to diversify faculty to better accommodate future students.


Christian Science Monitor

Ivy Degree – Now What? Low-Income Grads Struggle with Careers, Status

Low-income first-generation college students met at Penn in February for the fourth annual 1vyG conference, where President Amy Gutmann welcomed the scholars.