Campus & Community

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

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson will speak at Penn education school’s commencement

Quinta Brunson, star and creator of “Abbot Elementary,” will speak at the Graduate School of Education commencement, while Tony award-winning actress and singer/songwriter Idina Menzel will serve as Penn’s main Commencement speaker.


Grown & Flown

University of Penn dean of admissions: When your teen doesn’t get in

In an Op-Ed, Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule writes about her experience inside and outside the college admissions and application process.


Inside Higher Ed

New presidents or provosts

Announcement of the appointment of Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. of the Annenberg School for Communication as provost at Penn.


Billy Penn

A real art project at Quinta Brunson’s former school in West Philly mirrors the ‘Abbott Elementary’ Mural Arts episode

Thanks to the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Shira Walinsky of the Weitzman School of Design designed and created a mural at West Philly’s Andrew Hamilton Elementary with help from volunteers and Penn students.


Al Día

Teenager pedals her way to the University of Pennsylvania

Mexican American Sarahi Franco-Morales from Philadelphia will receive a full scholarship as an incoming first-year in the College of Arts and Sciences.