A ‘first’ Commencement like no other

As the pandemic moves an in-person Commencement ceremony to a future date and time, a special live online University-wide celebration on Monday, May 18, will offer up a salute to graduates, the conferral of degrees, and some surprises.

Amanda Mott

Commemorating a milestone moment

Although unable to meet at College Green this semester, President Amy Gutmann celebrated Hey Day—the official “moving up” day for Penn juniors to seniors—in a video with Class Board 2021 members.

Lauren Hertzler

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn to provide $4 million in emergency financial assistance to employees, contractors, small businesses

Penn will provide $4 million in emergency funding to support local workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a crucial time for civic leadership,” President Amy Gutmann said.


The Wall Street Journal

Wharton names first female dean

Erika James of Emory University has been named the new dean of the Wharton School. “A passionate and visible champion of the power of business and business education to positively transform communities locally, nationally, and globally, she is exceptionally well-prepared to lead Wharton into the next exciting chapter of its storied history,” said President Amy Gutmann.


“Academic Minute” (WAMC, Northeast Public Radio)

Jonathan Moreno on bioethics and the transformation of health care in America

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed the book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” which he co-authored with President Amy Gutmann.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania Society is abuzz about David Cohen stepping down at Comcast

President Amy Gutmann was this year’s Pennsylvania Society gold medalist and spoke about Board of Trustees chairman David Cohen’s contributions to Comcast and Penn.


Penn Live

PA Society: ‘It’s an annual tradition and a must-attend event’ for politicians and power brokers

President Amy Gutmann will be honored at the 121st Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society in New York City tomorrow.


The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins $1 million Berggruen Prize

President Amy Gutmann spoke about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been awarded the Berggruen Prize: “She inspires women and men of all ages to realize that a democracy thrives to the extent that it provides every citizen equal footing to achieve their dreams.”