Campus & Community

2020 voting report: By the numbers

Penn students voted in unprecedented numbers during the 2020 presidential election, in part due to the voter-engagement program Penn Leads the Vote, which recently won the 2021 ALL IN Democracy Challenge Best Action Plan Award.

Kristina García

Veterans at Penn

Jesse Hamilton, Jason Hartwig, and Greg Luttman are incorporating their military experience and varied perspectives into their research and work.

Kristen de Groot

In the News


Getting personal with college admission: Requesting the right recommendations

Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule said letters of recommendation used in college applications should highlight specific examples of a student’s characteristics. “If a recommender can focus on how the applicant does something rather than telling us what the applicant does, it helps a lot,” she said.


Dallas Morning News

COVID changed college application, but not what colleges are looking for in students

Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule wrote an opinion piece about changes to the college application process amid the pandemic.



Penn guard Jelani Williams' first college basketball home game was 1,795 days in the making

Jelani Williams, a senior, was profiled for his accomplishments on Penn’s basketball team. "All of the stuff he went through and how he handled it was, to me, a lesson in perseverance that all of us should learn from," Coach Steve Donahue said.


Philadelphia Tribune

Programs aim to help teach youth about building wealth

Bridges to Wealth is a financial literacy organization founded by Keith Weigelt of the Wharton School and Jill Bazelon of the Graduate School of Education. Operated out of Penn’s Netter Center, the organization provides access to investment opportunities as well as housing, job training, early childhood education, and financial education to people experiencing homelessness.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Who was the man with the uneven gait? Mystery medical photos come to life with discovery of long-lost Penn archives

Penn Archivists J.J. Ahern and J.M. Duffin collaborated with Geoffrey Aguirre of the Perelman School of Medicine and Geoffrey Noble, a former PSOM resident, to learn more about a group of neurological patients photographed in the Victorian era.