Campus & Community

Penn announces seven 2020 Thouron Award winners

Four seniors and three recent alumni have won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree.

Louisa Shepard , Aaron Olson

Training athletes to save lives

A Penn tennis player spearheads a program to certify all student athletes in CPR. It’s the first of its kind at any college or university in the country.

Dee Patel

A new hub for online learning 

The University of Pennsylvania has launched The Online Learning Platform, bringing its many online learning offerings together in one place.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

“All Things Considered,” National Public Radio

Refugee docents help bring a museum’s global collection to life

Ellen Owens, Julian Siggers, and Kevin Schott of the Museum were interviewed about the Global Guides program, which hires refugees and immigrants to work as docents. “We really wanted to have the narratives of lots of different people, to bring the authentic voices of people that live in other places into the galleries of the museum,” said Owens.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Penn prepares for an Ivy weekend visiting Columbia then Cornell

Men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue was interviewed as the team prepared for an Ivy weekend. “I think we really dedicated ourselves over the last month of practice in becoming a better defensive team,” he said.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

University City Station gets a new name in $3.3M deal with Penn Medicine

Addressing the renaming of the University City rail station, Health System CEO Kevin Mahoney said, “We’re really looking forward to the opening of our new Pavilion in early 2021, which will have a bridge connecting to the Penn Medicine Station.”


Real-life 'Superman' cop helps disabled man who lost bag at Philadelphia hospital

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, praised an officer in the Penn Police Department who replaced items stolen from a hospital patient with Down syndrome. The officer prefers to remain anonymous.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Enthusiasm, hope, and ‘old guard’ warnings follow naming of Philly’s first black female police head

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety commented on the appointment of Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. When Rush started her law enforcement career in 1976, she said, she “would never have imagined that we would have had a woman commissioner, never mind a black woman commissioner, in the future.”