Campus & Community

A 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Penn

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton from St. Louis been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work.

Ron Ozio

Farewell, Phyllis!

We’re grateful for your wise counsel, friendship, humor, advice, book recommendations, and fashion sense in your 33 years at Penn. Wishing you a wonderful retirement. We’ll miss you! –Your Penn colleagues and friends

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.

Calling all artists

The Burrison Gallery is calling for artwork submittals to be considered for its fifth annual University Club Members Exhibit.

In the News

Streetsblog USA

Opinion: President Biden—let’s get Philadelphia moving already

Ph.D. candidate Jay Arzu of the Weitzman School of Design pens an op-ed calling for the Biden administration to fund the completion of the 110-year-delayed Roosevelt Boulevard Subway.



College admission: This is not a race

Admissions Dean Whitney Soule explains the reasoning behind a new short-answer prompt for Penn applicants that emphasizes gratitude for others.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Universities’ vaccine mandates helped stop virus deaths in their local counties, study says

The University of Pennsylvania is noted as one of several Pennsylvania schools that required COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff.



Rapper Hoodie Allen returns to Philly with new pop-punk album on the horizon

Rapper and alumnus Hoodie Allen speaks on how his experience at Penn shaped the release and development of his music.


Architectural Digest

26 stunning university libraries around the world you need to see

The Fisher Fine Arts Library is lauded as one of the world’s 26 most stunning university libraries.