Campus & Community

Penn Honored for Climate Leadership Excellence

 DENVER –- The University of Pennsylvania received Second Nature’s first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence yesterday at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Summit here.  

Julie McWilliams

Wharton School to Host 2011 Global Alumni Forum in San Francisco

Philadelphia and San Francisco – The Wharton School announced that, for the first time in the history of the Wharton Global Alumni Forums, the School next year will combine the three regional Forums into a single event, to be held in San Francisco on June 23-24, 2011.

Peter Winicov

Penn Public Safety Launches New Service: Penn Guardian

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety today launched a new safety service, Penn Guardian, which allows DPS’s emergency communications center, PennComm, to identify the GPS coordinates of registered cell phones.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

Penn's Endowment Returns 13 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania endowment had a return of nearly 13 percent for fiscal year 2010.

Julie McWilliams

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr.

Amy Montgomery

In the News

Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges created task forces to address reports of antisemitism and islamophobia. What have they done?

The University Task Force on Antisemitism recommends investment in faculty and staff, academic experiences, and outreach while also clarifying Penn’s open-expression policies, featuring remarks from Interim President J. Larry Jameson.


Grown & Flown

Dean of admissions tells parents this is how you can really help your teen

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule shares her own daughter’s journey as a high school senior during the college application process.



The 7 most important phrases, says veteran advice columnist Ask Amy: Use them when you need ‘the right words’

Class of 2024 Commencement speaker Siddhartha Mukherjee says that many people don’t tell others that they love and forgive them until they're on their deathbeds.



How NOT to write your college essay

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule says that well-meaning editorial interference to polish the writing in a college application essay can take the personal “shine” out of the message.



An oncologist just revealed the most common last words of the dying—and what they say about how to live without regrets

During his Commencement address at Penn, author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee said that love and forgiveness are the things most spoken about on death beds.