Campus & Community

Play Ball!

Each summer, faculty and staff members from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania bring their sense of cooperation and collaboration onto the softball field. No matter their skill level, the players enjoy some active time together and the opportunity to strengthen their partnerships during a few sunny afternoons at Penn Park.  These SP2 summer softball games have been happening since 2013.  

Jill DiSanto

Calling all artists

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

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

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

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.