Campus & Community

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

The beauty of the two-wheeled commute

On Bike to Work Day, Penn will fete two-wheeled commuters with snacks, showers, and swag. For many at the University, commuting by bike is a way of life. Five Penn staff and faculty share how they make it work and why they keep riding.

Katherine Unger Baillie



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

125 years of Penn’s Franklin Field highlighted by college football heroes and history

Dave Johnson, Ray Priore, and Gail Zachary of Athletics spoke about the legacy of Penn’s Franklin Field. “Vince Lombardi coached on this field,” Priore said, “John Heisman coached here. ... Every time I talk to another alumnus, another story comes out.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton MBA offers deferred admission for non-Penn applicants who want to work first

MBA admissions officer Blair Mannix spoke about the Wharton School’s new deferred admission program, which allows students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study to apply for a guaranteed spot in a future MBA class, allowing them to work for two to four years prior to enrollment.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum overhauls brand ahead of gallery reopening

The Penn Museum was highlighted for its brand overhaul. “Our new brand identity is something we’ve designed very carefully to convey a spirit of openness and an impression that this is a museum for everyone,” said director Julian Siggers.

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Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”

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