Campus & Community

Nine questions for Penn’s ninth president

Liz Magill shares insights about her scholarship and her background, what excites her about living in Philadelphia, why she is inspired by the Penn community, and more.

Penn Today Staff

More to explore on women in the American wilderness

Caroline Fearey Schimmel has spent 50 years as a book collector and bibliographer on women in the American wilderness whose contributions went unrecognized, both as creators of fictional and artistic works and as history makers.

From Penn Libraries

Pride Wellness Walk

Penn’s monthly Wellness Walk was Pride-themed in June, providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to cultivate community and health.

Kristina García

Commemorating Juneteenth

As Penn observes Juneteenth as an official University holiday, Penn Today chronicles events and resources across campus.

Penn Today Staff

In the News


Penn to build massive life sciences complex at Pennovation Works campus

The University of Pennsylvania has selected a developer for a life sciences facility that will join the school's Pennovation Works incubator along the Lower Schuylkill.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn, Longfellow to develop $365M life sciences complex at Pennovation Works

The University of Pennsylvania has teamed up with Longfellow Real Estate Partners on a $365 million, 455,000-square-foot life sciences and biomanufacturing building at Pennovation Works.


College admission: Data, transparency, and match

Penn was cited for joining other elite institutions in not releasing its current admit rate, and Penn was further cited for pointing how many of its accepted students had research experience.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Finally, the Class of 2020 gets its in-person commencement ceremonies at Penn, Haverford, and Penn State 

On Sunday, 3,500 members of the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate class of 2020 as well as 2021 master’s and doctoral graduates marched onto Franklin Field to whooping cheers from family and friends in the crowd of 12,000.


Foreign Policy

The tragedy of Robert McFarlane

Perry World House Fellow John Gans writes, “During his two years as then-President Ronald Reagan’s third national security advisor, [Robert] McFarlane aspired to wield power on the level of his most famous predecessor, Henry Kissinger. But McFarlane proved both too ambitious and too ineffective to wield it in accordance with the law, and instead he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.”