The Class of 2023 moves in
On Aug. 21, the newest cohort of Quakers arrived on campus. Of all 2,400 incoming first-year students, nearly one-third arrived for Penn’s official Move-In day.
Talon Bazille Ducheneaux is at home with Natives at Penn
For 25 years, Penn’s small Native American community has tried to grow its presence on campus, through powwows, Ivy League conferences, and student and faculty outreach. But trying to shed the “feeling of being invisible” has been a struggle.
Lightbulb moment: A snap-on solution for energy conservation
Senior Wharton student Michael Wong won a President’s Innovation Prize for his startup InstaHub.
Two undergrads named Truman Scholars
Louis Lin and Ángel Ortiz-Siberón, have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or public service.
Podcast series charts a path for Latin Americans in science
Concerned about the scarcity of Latin Americans in scientific careers, doctoral students Kevin Alicea-Torres and Enrique Lin-Shiao took action to prime the pump. On their Spanish-language podcast, “Caminos en Ciencia,” they chat with Latinx scientists who discuss their career paths and provide advice for young scientists-to-be.
A celebration as thank-you note
The Fall Scholarship Celebration brings together donors to undergraduate financial aid with their scholarship recipients every year to build connections with the students that their philanthropy supports.
Marc Lo named executive director of new Office of Penn First Plus Students
The announcement was made on Friday by Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett. He is the first director of the new program, which was established earlier this year by Pritchett and President Amy Gutmann.
Returning to Vietnam
A child of Vietnamese refugees, David Thai has returned to his family’s homeland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he will teach English at the Hoang Le Kha High School for Gifted Students, in the southwestern region of Vietnam, a few hours from where his mother grew up.
Helping the Class of 2022’s first-generation community early on
During New Student Orientation, first-generation, high-need students find an increased level of support, community and resources to help the transition into campus life.
Penn welcomes the Class of 2022
Hailing from 49 states (all but Wyoming), Puerto Rico, and 88 countries around the world, the 2,552 members of the Class of 2022 moved in to Penn on Aug. 22.
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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.
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Student debt crisis: This 28-year-old mom is ‘drowning’ in $80,000 of debt
Penn’s loan-free, grant-based financial aid program was highlighted in a discussion of the burden of student debt. President Amy Gutmann was cited as a first-generation college graduate.
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