Campus & Community

A mural to honor a civil rights pioneer

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held last month, a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Citizen.

From Penn Law

How to improve accessibility and digital inclusion

Tonya Bennett discusses a recent accessibility awareness panel discussion where higher education leaders focused on physical and digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people worldwide with disabilities and impairments.

Dee Patel

Goodbye to an iconic tree

More than a century old, the American elm located in the heart of the Quadrangle residences has been ailing and is due to be removed the week of July 25. The site will be replanted at a later date with three native white oaks.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

People’s Kitchen is latest community garden threatened by sheriff sale

Rising second-year Kenny Chiu in the College of Arts and Sciences, an intern with People’s Kitchen, says that the sheriff sale is an opportunity for developers to grab land cheaply and sit on it until the neighborhood becomes profitable enough to develop.


Streetsblog USA

Opinion: President Biden—let’s get Philadelphia moving already

Ph.D. candidate Jay Arzu of the Weitzman School of Design pens an op-ed calling for the Biden administration to fund the completion of the 110-year-delayed Roosevelt Boulevard Subway.



College admission: This is not a race

Admissions Dean Whitney Soule explains the reasoning behind a new short-answer prompt for Penn applicants that emphasizes gratitude for others.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Universities’ vaccine mandates helped stop virus deaths in their local counties, study says

The University of Pennsylvania is noted as one of several Pennsylvania schools that required COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff.



Rapper Hoodie Allen returns to Philly with new pop-punk album on the horizon

Rapper and alumnus Hoodie Allen speaks on how his experience at Penn shaped the release and development of his music.