Campus & Community

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

Office Hours party edition transcript

Duane: I have a fig tree that is called the mighty Georgian Pine and now the only reason that I have this tree is because my daughters were born in California and one of them seemed to have developed a allergy to a Christmas tree one year. So we went and got this ancient, this antique, tree called the mighty Georgian pine, as I said, and it takes hours to assemble.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

There’s a word for the thing we need most right now: grace

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, University chaplain and vice president for social equity and community, spoke about the important of grace and forgiveness. “Grace goes beyond self-care and treating yourself,” he said. “It’s extending kindness to others and yourself even when it’s not deserving. It gives us permission to just be.”



A Philadelphia physician raised $500,000 and is sending oxygen tanks to help India battle its COVID crisis

Ruchika Talwar, a surgery resident at Penn Medicine, collaborated with local physicians to raise almost $500,000 to send medical supplies to Indian hospitals. "My first and foremost concern is for the patients; that's my role as a physician," she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips for college graduates on finding jobs as a better economy beckons

Barbara Hewitt of Career Services recommended that interviewees dress professionally from head to toe, even if the interview is conducted remotely.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

New museum for America and the Bible opens at Independence Mall

University Chaplain Chaz Howard comments on the missing conversations in the midst of so much cultural tourism in Philadelphia, which he sees as “the intersection of faith and scripture, and liberty and freedom.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Against the clock

Tarik Khan, a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing, has been spending his evenings delivering leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses to homebound people in Philadelphia.