Campus & Community

The human side of history

Penn’s COVID-19 Community Archiving Project aims to collect diverse voices and experiences from students, faculty, staff, and alumni as they respond and adapt to the pandemic.

Erica K. Brockmeier

A ‘first’ Commencement like no other

As the pandemic moves an in-person Commencement ceremony to a future date and time, a special live online University-wide celebration on Monday, May 18, will offer up a salute to graduates, the conferral of degrees, and some surprises.

Amanda Mott

‘United by a common good’

In a video message to the Penn community, President Amy Gutmann discusses the three R’s—resourcefulness, resilience, and responsiveness—which are guiding the University through such trying times.



In the News


Chronicle of Higher Education

Student interest in the election is high. So are the barriers to voting

Nicholas Williams, College of Arts and Sciences sophomore and Penn Leads the Vote’s Communications Fellow, spoke about the organization’s efforts to teach students how to properly vote by mail.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn president and husband donate $2 million for nursing scholars program at the university

President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have donated $2 million to the School of Nursing to establish leadership scholarships for undergrads and grad students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Shamir used to be an ‘accidental pop star.’ Now, the Philly indie rocker has come into his own

Grant Pavol, a College of Arts and Sciences junior and musician, has released a new album under a local label.

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Business Insider

4 big questions you may have about college admissions during the pandemic, answered by an Ivy League dean and a former NYT education writer

Dean of Admissions Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg, co-authors of “The College Conversation,” shared an excerpt from their guide to navigating college admissions and freshman year amid the pandemic.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How to conduct an engaging lab experiment in the time of COVID: Brew beer

Biology instructors at Penn assembled and mailed hundreds of lab kits to students to aid virtual learning. “It’s important to get students off of their computers and using some of the tools and techniques that are used by scientists,” said Linda Robinson of the School of Arts & Sciences.

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