Campus & Community

What’s new for open enrollment 2019-20

April 22 through May 3 marks the benefits open enrollment period for the 2019-20 plan year, which will begin July 1. With this period, of course, comes important considerations that every eligible Penn employee will want to pay attention to. 

Brandon Baker

Night at the (Penn) Museum

What it’s like to sleep over with mummies and more than 10,000 years’ worth of artifacts.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Safe haven

Senior Brendan Taliaferro receives the President’s Engagement Prize for a project to provide housing and support for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.

Louisa Shepard

Two undergrads named Truman Scholars

Louis Lin and Ángel Ortiz-Siberón, have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or public service.

Louisa Shepard , Aaron Olson



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

125 years of Penn’s Franklin Field highlighted by college football heroes and history

Dave Johnson, Ray Priore, and Gail Zachary of Athletics spoke about the legacy of Penn’s Franklin Field. “Vince Lombardi coached on this field,” Priore said, “John Heisman coached here. ... Every time I talk to another alumnus, another story comes out.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton MBA offers deferred admission for non-Penn applicants who want to work first

MBA admissions officer Blair Mannix spoke about the Wharton School’s new deferred admission program, which allows students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study to apply for a guaranteed spot in a future MBA class, allowing them to work for two to four years prior to enrollment.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum overhauls brand ahead of gallery reopening

The Penn Museum was highlighted for its brand overhaul. “Our new brand identity is something we’ve designed very carefully to convey a spirit of openness and an impression that this is a museum for everyone,” said director Julian Siggers.

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Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”

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