Campus & Community

Newman Center reaches a milestone

To mark its 125-year anniversary, the Newman Club, which supports the spiritual and social lives of Penn’s Catholic community, held a celebration in October, which featured panel discussions and speakers, masses and prayers, as well as a beer garden, dinners, and a gala.

Penn Today Staff

Skating on fresh ice

The University and Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation celebrated the reopening of the newly refurbished Penn Ice Rink on Oct. 25.

Amanda Mott

Leadership named for Paideia Program at Penn

Michael X. Delli Carpini has been named the inaugural faculty director and Leah Seppanen Anderson the inaugural executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program for Penn undergraduates.

Ron Ozio

After AAU survey, Penn to take 2 immediate actions

At the October University Council meeting, Provost Wendell Pritchett addressed attendees on immediate actions being taken in response to the most recent Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.  

Lauren Hertzler

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

Can hiring women police officers make communities safer?

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, one of the first 100 women to join Philadelphia’s police department, spoke about the role of women in law enforcement.


The New York Times

Penn Museum redesign aims beyond academics

Julian Siggers of the Penn Museum spoke about the galleries’ reopening. “The collection is too good for it not to be a public museum,” he said. “This is the first time when you will really be able to see how we’ve opened this museum up, deliberately targeting it for public engagement.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Warren’s days at Rutgers and Penn

Stephen Burbank of Carey Law and other former colleagues discussed Elizabeth Warren’s academic career and the evolution of her political views. “It was generally thought that she was the best teacher on what is, and what had been, a very strong teaching faculty,” said Burbank.


NBC Philadelphia

The new Penn Museum: Thousands of years in the making

The Penn Museum’s re-opening celebration takes place this weekend. “What this museum does is tell the story of who we are and where we came from,” said director Julian Siggers. “And we designed our galleries with, very much, that in mind.”



The W.P. Carey Foundation makes record $125 million donation to the University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Law School has been renamed after receiving a $125 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation. “We are grateful for and inspired by their leadership and their commitment to the University,” said President Amy Gutmann.