Campus & Community

15 years of GradFest

The special programming for graduate and professional students—which this year includes apple picking, axe throwing, and much, much more—kicked off on Tuesday and ends on Sept. 24.

Lauren Hertzler

Reopening the ARCH building

A Sept. 7 event celebrated the building’s new incarnation as a centrally located space dedicated exclusively to cultural resource centers and affiliate groups.

Kristina García

In the News

Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.


NBC Philadelphia

Police officers line street for final salute to beloved Montco K-9

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine speaks on the loss of K-9 Rookie, who had a long history with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and died in the Ryan Veterinary Hospital.


Architectural Digest

The 53 prettiest college campuses in America

The University of Pennsylvania is ranked as America’s 28th prettiest college campus due to its Collegiate Gothic architecture.



Blackstone’s Gray gives UPenn $55 million for cancer prevention

Alums Mindy and Jon Gray are funding the Basser Institute for Cancer Interception to focus on early detection and prevention of breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.


Philadelphia Inquirer

$55 million gift to Penn is aimed at stopping breast cancer before it starts

Mindy and Jon Gray’s new Basser Institute is a spinoff of their previously funded Basser Center for BRCA, named for Mindy’s late sister Faith Basser and led by Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine.