Campus & Community

Newman Center reaches a milestone

To mark its 125-year anniversary, the Newman Club, which supports the spiritual and social lives of Penn’s Catholic community, held a celebration in October, which featured panel discussions and speakers, masses and prayers, as well as a beer garden, dinners, and a gala.

Penn Today Staff

Skating on fresh ice

The University and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation celebrated the reopening of the newly refurbished Penn Ice Rink on Oct. 25.

Amanda Mott

Leadership named for Paideia Program at Penn

Michael X. Delli Carpini has been named the inaugural faculty director and Leah Seppanen Anderson the inaugural executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program for Penn undergraduates.

Ron Ozio

After AAU survey, Penn to take 2 immediate actions

At the October University Council meeting, Provost Wendell Pritchett addressed attendees on immediate actions being taken in response to the most recent Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.  

Lauren Hertzler

Closing the wealth gap in West Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia and Actions Not Words have selected Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to develop and implement a new entrepreneurial program, Project Elevate, offering financial literacy education at public high schools.

Kristina García



In the News


6ABC.com

Real-life 'Superman' cop helps disabled man who lost bag at Philadelphia hospital

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, praised an officer in the Penn Police Department who replaced items stolen from a hospital patient with Down syndrome. The officer prefers to remain anonymous.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Enthusiasm, hope, and ‘old guard’ warnings follow naming of Philly’s first black female police head

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety commented on the appointment of Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. When Rush started her law enforcement career in 1976, she said, she “would never have imagined that we would have had a woman commissioner, never mind a black woman commissioner, in the future.”

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New UPenn scholarship aims to diversify urban planning

Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the new Moelis Fellows Program, which aims to diversify the field of urban planning by providing financial support to grad students. “This has really enabled us to go after some the best students and get them to come to Penn,” she said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania Society is abuzz about David Cohen stepping down at Comcast

President Amy Gutmann was this year’s Pennsylvania Society gold medalist and spoke about Board of Trustees chairman David Cohen’s contributions to Comcast and Penn.

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Penn Live

PA Society: ‘It’s an annual tradition and a must-attend event’ for politicians and power brokers

President Amy Gutmann will be honored at the 121st Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society in New York City tomorrow.

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