Campus & Community

Ivy League cancels winter sports season

In addition, fall sports will not be played during the spring semester, and spring sports are postponed through at least the end of February 2021.

Penn Today Staff

Penn Libraries releases its strategic plan through 2025

After an 18-month process that entailed gathering and synthesizing information from the Penn community and beyond, the Penn Libraries has released a strategic plan to guide its work through 2025.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Leading Penn’s faith effort in a pandemic: The soft-spoken chaplain with a big presence

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, University chaplain and vice president for social equity and community, was profiled for his impactful role in the Penn community, from consoling students and their families to advising campus leaders.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton has been named a Rhodes Scholar, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.

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The New York Times

At Wharton, a new leader confronts the culture wars

Erika James of the Wharton School was interviewed about her path to academia and the state of diversity and inclusion in business education.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These activities will make you feel closer to fam during a virtual Thanksgiving

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, vice president for social equity and community, offered advice for connecting with family this Thanksgiving. “In a year that we have lost so much, we should try to express gratitude at the very least for being alive and together, no matter how far apart we are,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

For Philly kids, lessons in grit from a MacArthur genius winner

Grit Lab, a class taught by Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, will be open to Philadelphia high school students in the spring semester. “It covers things that are relevant to undergraduates, but wouldn’t it be better if they learned those skills earlier? I think high school students can benefit at least as much as their undergraduate peers,” said Duckworth.

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