Campus & Community

Lech Wałęsa on the state of democracy

The former Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had a wide-ranging chat with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and Perry World House Visiting Fellow Trudy Rubin, tackling topics like Russia, Ukraine, and how to build democracies.

Kristen de Groot

Who, What Why: Om Manghani

With MathMates, an after-school tutoring program at Andrew Hamilton School, Om Manghani has started a program to help middle school students succeed. But it’s about more than fractions and decimals, he says.

Kristina García

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Here’s what these youth advocates have to say about Philly’s truancy problem, and how they would fix it

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has more than 30 years of investment in connecting resources that address truancy, such as establishing after-school programming.


Chinatown residents brainstorm different ideas for Fashion District instead of proposed 76ers arena

Rashida Ng of the Weitzman School of Design and colleagues attended the Save Chinatown Coalition to propose different ideas besides the 76ers arena for Philadelphia’s Fashion District.


The Washington Post

Claire Fagin, renowned nurse and researcher who led UPenn, dies at 97

Claire M. Fagin, who helped reshape the nursing profession as a clinician, researcher, educator and advocate, and who stepped away from teaching to become one of the first women to lead an Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania, died Jan. 16 at her home in Manhattan. She was 97.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Meet the new Penn board chair who will help pick the university’s next president

In a Q&A, Ramanan Raghavendran discusses his appointment as the new chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Penn president Judith Rodin on the changing relationship between business and universities

In a Q&A, former Penn President Judith Rodin discusses her current role advising the Bellwether District, which seeks to reinvent two square miles of former oil refineries in South and Southwest Philly, and the rapid changes in business-academic relations throughout her career.