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Reopening the ARCH building

A Sept. 7 event celebrated the building’s new incarnation as a centrally located space dedicated exclusively to cultural resource centers and affiliate groups.

Kristina García



In the News


Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Newly appointed Penn President M. Elizabeth Magill welcomed by students and staff

M. Elizabeth Magill has been officially approved as Penn’s next president. She marked the occasion with a walk through campus, where she was greeted by staff and students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Virginia provost will replace Amy Gutmann as Penn’s next president

Current University of Virginia provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to serve as Penn’s next president. “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the remarkable institution that is the University of Pennsylvania—and to succeed Dr. Amy Gutmann, who has been a visionary and innovative leader,” Magill said in a statement.

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Times Higher Education U.K.

Penn chooses Virginia’s Elizabeth Magill as president

University of Virginia Provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to succeed Amy Gutmann as Penn’s president. “From its founding, Penn set its sights on making a difference, and 282 years later the Penn community continues to change the world every day,” Magill said.

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Inside Higher Ed

UPenn president nominated for German ambassadorship

Amy Gutmann has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany.

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The Washington Post

Joe Biden is sending an academic to Germany. Here’s why it might pay off

An op-ed by Elisabeth Piller, a German professor, considered the long-standing tradition of sending U.S. scholars and university presidents to Germany as ambassadors. Amy Gutmann’s “standing as an esteemed political philosopher and university president uniquely positions her to help achieve Biden’s goal of rebuilding alliances,” Piller wrote.

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