Campus & Community

Penn Hosts: A Conversation with Dennis O'Brien

WHO: Dennis O’Brien, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives WHAT: A free and open-to-the-public conversation about the importance of social policy, sponsored by the Master in Social Policy Program in the School of Social Policy and PracticeWHERE:

Jill DiSanto-Haines

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.