Undergraduate Students

Redlining and rentals

Historian Brent Cebul in the School of Arts & Sciences is working on a new digital mapping project looking at the impact of Federal Housing Administration policies on the availability of affordable rental housing post-World War II. 

Kristen de Groot

Penn Glee Club goes to Italy

Rome, Milan, and Naples became the stage for the Penn Glee Club during its 10-day tour of Italy. Thirty-seven members went on the trip, mostly vocalists, but also members of the band and the tech crew.

Louisa Shepard

Making virtual worlds

In a class this spring, Jeffrey Vadala of the Penn Brain Science Center taught students to analyze virtual reality landscapes and create their own.

Erica Moser

The English major’s cheerleader and champion

Bestselling author Jennifer Egan taught an undergraduate literature course in the spring as an English Department artist in residence in the School of Arts & Sciences. A 1985 Penn graduate, she is a passionate advocate for the English major, the humanities, and a liberal arts education.

Louisa Shepard

Our favorite photos of the year

Penn Today’s iconic photos of the 2023-24 academic year highlight the beauty, achievements, innovation, and celebration in the Penn community.

Penn Today Staff

Measuring readers of romance

Researchers at Penn's Price Lab for Digital Humanities conducted a quantitative analysis of the romance genre, studying thousands of avid readers and the hundreds of thousands of books in their collections in Goodreads

Louisa Shepard

In the News

Associated Press

Record-breaking Matthew Fallon leads young contingent on U.S. men’s Olympic swim team

Rising fourth-year Matthew Fallon of Warren, New Jersey, has qualified for the men’s U.S. Olympic swimming team.


PBS NewsHour

How Philadelphians are working to protect birds from deadly window collisions

Penn is working to keep birds safe from window collisions, with remarks from university landscape planner Chloe Cerwinka and Zade Dohman, a rising fourth-year in the College of Arts and Sciences from Spearfish, South Dakota.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Hoop dreams sprout again for middle schoolers in the reborn Penn-West Philly league

The Penn-West Philadelphia Basketball League, a program for middle-schoolers that consisted of eight teams run by Penn students, has been rebooted by Marquese Johnson and Sarah Kelly of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.



Aiding Ukraine is in our national interest

In an opinion essay, School of Engineering and Applied Science third-year Arielle Breuninger from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, explains why the U.S. should have a clear interest in continuing active support for Ukraine against Russia.


Philadelphia Inquirer

He started college in prison. Now, he is Rutgers-Camden’s first Truman scholar

Tej Patel, a third-year in the Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences from Billeria, Massachusetts, was one of 60 college students nationwide chosen to be a Truman Scholar.


The Washington Post

College internships matter more than ever — but not everyone can get one

Almost 90% of students who graduated from Penn in 2023 completed an internship during college. Barbara Hewitt of Career Services says that the race to get talent early has resulted in a focus on getting early practical experience through many ways in students’ academic careers.