Campus & Community

Commemorating a milestone moment

Although unable to meet at College Green this semester, President Amy Gutmann celebrated Hey Day—the official “moving up” day for Penn juniors to seniors—in a video with Class Board 2021 members.

Lauren Hertzler

Drone light show by Verge Aero honors frontline workers

As part of the local #PhillyShinesBlue campaign and the global #LightItBlue campaign, the aerial tribute honored health care professionals and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

From Pennovation Works

New changes for Open Enrollment for 2020-21

There are new changes for the Open Enrollment 2020-21 plan year. Sue Sproat, executive director of benefits in the Division of Human Resources, outlines the changes to benefits for eligible Penn employees.

Dee Patel



In the News


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

The new volleyball coach can't step foot on campus yet: College sports during COVID-19

Meredith Schamun, the newly hired head women’s volleyball coach, was interviewed about coaching during the pandemic.

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The Washington Post

The Health 202: The race for a coronavirus vaccine isn't slowing, even as Trump undermines Fauci

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel tweeted in support of Anthony Fauci, calling him “a consummate professional whose advice has been sought out and respected by presidents of both parties. These attacks on him are disgusting and say more about those leveling them than about Dr. Fauci.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump administration agrees to end policy that could have led to mass deportation of students from U.S. colleges

President Amy Gutmann said she was pleased with the rescinded directive to ban international students taking exclusively online classes at U.S. universities this fall. “We are unrelenting in our commitment to continue fighting for our international students to ensure that they are treated as equal members of our educational community,” she said. “Today we can celebrate an important step forward in that effort.”

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Forbes

Here’s why seven Ivy League schools are backing Harvard and MIT’s bid to overturn Trump’s ban on international students

The University of Pennsylvania has joined other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT. The lawsuit seeks to block the Trump administration’s proposal to revoke F-1 and M-1 visas from international students not taking in-person classes this fall.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Ivy League won’t have any fall semester sports

Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun, who also serves as chair of the Ivy League’s committee on administration, commented on the League’s recently announced policies for fall semester sports. “The only way this really works is if everyone works together,” she said.

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