Campus & Community

Chaz Howard finds common ground in the face of division

The University chaplain, vice president for social equity and community, and head of the University’s recently announced Projects for Progress sees hope in the face of activism invigorated by nationwide racial justice protests.

The Pennsylvania Gazette



In the News


The Washington Post

College applicants will make the pandemic a focus of their admissions essays. Should they?

Dean of Admissions Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg, authors of “The College Conversation,” wrote about how students should address the pandemic and other current events when writing college-application essays.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Russian-born Internet mogul Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students

Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to fund scholarships for Israeli students. “Yuri’s philanthropy has been as visionary as his distinguished business career. He is one of the founders of the acclaimed Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes pioneering achievements in the sciences,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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The Wall Street Journal

‘Who Gets In and Why’ and ‘The College Conversation’ review: The price of admission

Admissions dean Eric Furda co-authored “The College Conversation,” a book that offers advice to families preparing to apply to college.

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Vox.com

How college activists are trying to win the youth vote remotely

Senior Owen Voutsinas-Klose and Junior Eva Gonzalez spoke about how student activists are organizing their peers amid the pandemic. “I think we’ve definitely seen a lot of people wanting to get more engaged, and, you know, obviously voting is a part of that,” said Gonzalez.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

You’ve got 5 weeks left to be counted in the 2020 Census and shape America’s next decade

Terri Lipman and undergrad Jamie Chung of the School of Nursing spoke about how Philadelphia college students can participate in civic life. “I want my peers and colleagues to understand the importance and the ripple effects of our participation in the census,” Chung said.

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