Campus & Community

Keeping rain out of the drain

From cisterns beneath Shoemaker Green to the green roof on New College House, special features of campus buildings and landscapes are helping manage stormwater to keep rain from the sewer lines, and scholars are using the infrastructure as a research opportunity.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11, she started college. Now, at 18, she’s on the verge of a Penn degree

Soleil Hawley, a senior in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, was profiled for her accomplishments as one of the youngest students in recent memory to enroll in a part-time B.A. program at Penn.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

NJ considers giving patients more choices when being transferred to other facilities

Health System CEO Ralph Muller opposed efforts by New Jersey lawmakers to require patients to reconsider transferring to an out-of-state facility for treatment. “This would put severe limitations on the elderly to come to Penn or facilities in New York and elsewhere,” said Muller. “So we think having that kind of limitation on a facility when a person’s life is at stake is just bad medicine.”


China could be the next frontier for American football

Head coach Ray Priore spoke about Penn’s game against the American Football League of China All-Stars. While the Quakers did win 85-0, Priore said, of the Chinese team, “The coaching was good. What they played was sound.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Like ‘Back to the Future’: Penn Museum floats its ancient sphinx to a new home

Jennifer Wegner and Julian Siggers of the Penn Museum commented on the sphinx’s relocation. “You’ll have one of the most significant archaeological objects in America greeting you as you come in the doors of the new Penn Museum,” said Siggers.


Philadelphia Inquirer

How do you move a 13-ton Egyptian sphinx? Penn Museum hopes to try it today

Today, Penn Museum is moving its 13-ton sphinx from the Lower Egyptian Gallery to the main entrance lobby. Jennifer Wegner of the Penn Museum said, “I’m probably a little less concerned than [project manager Bob Thurlow] is. I look at the past travels of the sphinx—it made it from Memphis, Egypt, all the way here 100 years ago without incident.”