Campus & Community

Penn’s 263rd Commencement

The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”

Lauren Hertzler

The beauty of the two-wheeled commute

On Bike to Work Day, Penn will fete two-wheeled commuters with snacks, showers, and swag. For many at the University, commuting by bike is a way of life. Five Penn staff and faculty share how they make it work and why they keep riding.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Supporting the Schuylkill

Penn President Amy Gutmann joined city officials and local college leaders along Boathouse Row to announce support to fund the dredging of the Schuylkill River.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Times of India

Jon Bon Jovi receives honorary degree from University of Pennsylvania

At Monday’s Commencement ceremony, President Amy Gutmann lauded Jon Bon Jovi for his musical achievements and community restaurants. “The pay-it forward model (of the Soul Kitchen) serves in-need and paying customers with dignity and encourages their active participation through volunteer services,” she said. The musician and humanitarian was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

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CBS Philadelphia

Camden teen beats odds to attend UPenn on scholarship

Christon Young, a charter school student from Camden, New Jersey, will be attending Penn this fall on a full scholarship. Young plans to become an anesthesiologist.

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The Wall Street Journal

Even Harvard is now teaching personal finance

Wharton alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland was mentioned for his Urban Financial Literacy class, taught alongside Brian Peterson of the School of Arts and Sciences.

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CBS Philadelphia

Penn Medicine’s Tara Miller Melanoma Cancer Center opens in memory of young woman who lost her battle

A new melanoma research center, named for the late Tara Miller, was dedicated this week at the Abramson Cancer Center. Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine said Miller was “a remarkable woman, incredibly courageous, such a love for life.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn women make history with first distance medley relay win at Penn Relays

Women’s distance medley relay team members Nia Akins, Uchechi Nwogwugwu, Melissa Tanaka, and Maddie Villalba won Thursday’s race at the Penn Relays. Coach Steve Dolan said the four are “some of the best runners in Penn history assembled at one time.”

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