Campus & Community

Celebrating Penn’s 265th Commencement

Due to COVID-19 public health limitations, the in-person ceremony is only open to graduating seniors. Family, friends, and the community at large are invited to tune in to a live webcast online.

Penn Today Staff

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander: The first of many firsts

Despite encountering racism, sexism, and bigotry to get her Penn education, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black woman in the U.S. to get her Ph.D. in economics, and was one of the first three Black women to get a doctorate in any subject.

The Pennsylvania Gazette

Karen Detlefsen named Penn vice provost for education

The professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education, has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Leo Charney

Penn has starring role in new comedy

The new film “Eat Wheaties!” has a host of Penn connections. Lead actor Tony Hale and director Scott Abramovitch chat with Penn Today about Penn’s role.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


San Francisco Chronicle

Why this transit guru who's tried 50 systems think BART is the best for commuters

Miles Taylor, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about his passion for public transportation. "Anytime I go anywhere I have to ride transit," he said. "I consider it a failed trip if I haven't ridden any transit in the place I've gone."

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Art from times of ancient Olympics on display at Penn Museum

Ahead of the Summer Olympics, the Penn Museum is displaying an ancient vase decorated with running athletes. “Athletics were universal even in the ancient world,” said Ann Brownlee.

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Philadelphia Citizen

What’s so wrong with David Cohen and Amy Gutmann being ambassadors?

President Amy Gutmann is praised as a “a fascinating choice to represent America” as ambassador to Germany.

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The Washington Post

Joe Biden is sending an academic to Germany. Here’s why it might pay off

An op-ed by Elisabeth Piller, a German professor, considered the long-standing tradition of sending U.S. scholars and university presidents to Germany as ambassadors. Amy Gutmann’s “standing as an esteemed political philosopher and university president uniquely positions her to help achieve Biden’s goal of rebuilding alliances,” Piller wrote.

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Inside Higher Ed

UPenn president nominated for German ambassadorship

Amy Gutmann has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany.

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