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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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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 New York Times

Paul Farmer is awarded the $1 million Berggruen Prize

President Amy Gutmann spoke about Paul Farmer, the recipient of the 2020 Berggruen Prize, for which Gutmann was juror. “Dr. Farmer’s call to improve public health systems is a matter not only of science but also of politics, economics, and ethics,” she said. “In this crisis, like the ones that preceded it, our knowledge far outpaces our will to put effective solutions into action.”

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Associated Press

University of Pennsylvania vows $100 million to fix Philadelphia school building hazards

Penn has pledged $100 million over 10 years to the School District of Philadelphia. The gift aims “to significantly improve the learning environment for Philadelphia’s schoolchildren in a way that will have a long-lasting impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire city,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn president and husband donate $2 million for nursing scholars program at the university

President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have donated $2 million to the School of Nursing to establish leadership scholarships for undergrads and grad students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Russian-born Internet mogul Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students

Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to fund scholarships for Israeli students. “Yuri’s philanthropy has been as visionary as his distinguished business career. He is one of the founders of the acclaimed Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes pioneering achievements in the sciences,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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