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

Penn’s 263rd Commencement

The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”

Lauren Hertzler

Class of 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony and awardees

On Saturday, May 18, the Class of 2019 celebrated its Ivy Day Ceremony during Alumni Weekend, continuing the 146-year tradition by honoring students for their achievements and contributions to the Penn community.

Tina Rodia



In the News


6ABC.com

‘Bridges to Wealth’ helps to close gap through education

A program sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Wharton School is working with local youth to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

UPenn football player tries to save a stranger’s life: ‘It was life-changing for me’

Anthony Lotti, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences from Freehold, New Jersey, and a defensive back for the Quakers, spoke about his recent bone marrow donation.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly ‘Host Home’ program aims to slash LGBTQ youth homelessness, shelter costs

Recent alum and President’s Engagement Prize winner Brendan Taliaferro was highlighted for his Host Home program, which connects young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness with volunteer households and social workers.

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6ABC.com

Art Museum moves sculpture

“Social Consciousness,” a sculpture by Jacob Epstein, is being moved from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Penn’s campus on a 99-year loan.

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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.

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