Campus & Community

A how-to guide for PennOpen Pass

Penn Today provides details on how to use the daily and exposure symptom tracker, what members of the Penn community should do if they receive a Red Pass, and new platforms available for visitors accessing campus spaces.

Erica K. Brockmeier

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum’s first artist in residence encourages others to ‘transcend without fear’

The Museum’s first artist in residence, Carlos José Pérez Sámano, is partnering with local Latino community leaders to present free creative writing workshops.


Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania planning new $31M performing arts center

The University plans to develop a new performing arts center adjacent to Woodland Walk. The space will be dedicated to student uses and construction could begin as early as summer 2023.


Al Día

The conference empowering the next generation of health care professionals

Rising senior Alejandra Bahena of Kissimmee, Florida, was interviewed about her path to Penn and about taking classes during the pandemic. Bahena is the creator of the National Pre-Health Conference, a virtual event for students in pre-health fields.


The New York Times

Nonprofits get a new type of donation: Cryptocurrency

Vice President John Zeller of Development and Alumni Relations spoke about a large gift of cryptocurrency to the Wharton School. “It’s very nice to have the capacity to do it when a donor says, ‘I have some Bitcoin,’” he said. “We can accept it now without it grinding the university to a halt.”


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn plans to ramp up diverse, local spending for $1B annual procurement with new program

Chief procurement officer Mark Mills spoke about Penn’s Fueling Business Growth program, which seeks to increase the University’s spending with diverse and minority-owned Philadelphia businesses. “It's just the right thing to do,” he said. “We want to have a supply base that best matches the neighborhood in the city that we are in, so it only makes sense to have that reflected in how we buy.”