Campus & Community

125 years of Franklin Field

The historic stadium, home to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and Penn Relays, is celebrating its quasquicentennial. It is the oldest college stadium in the country.

Greg Johnson

Safe haven

Senior Brendan Taliaferro receives the President’s Engagement Prize for a project to provide housing and support for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.

Louisa Shepard

Two undergrads named Truman Scholars

Louis Lin and Ángel Ortiz-Siberón, have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or public service.

Louisa Shepard , Aaron Olson

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Credit card ‘travel hacking’: Wharton MBAs offer tips to get the most out of your rewards in 2019

At an on-campus event co-hosted by Wharton Common Cents club and the Travel & Hospitality Club, MBA students led a skill share on “travel hacking,” which allows consumers to leverage credit card reward policies to optimize their spending.


Here’s what Wharton’s massive startup hub will look like

Renderings of the new Tangen Hall building have been released. President Amy Gutmann said “the real motivator for this is the amazing entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of our undergraduate and graduate students who are working to do great things in the world.” The hall is named after Wharton alumnus Nicolai Tangen and his wife, Katja, whose gift made the building possible.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s female rowers have a new teammate. She’s 10.

The Penn women’s rowing team has “adopted” 10-year-old Keira McGrenehan, a chronically ill CHOP patient, as a part of the Team IMPACT program. “We’ve been so excited to have her with us, so we can know her and understand her difficulties and victories,” says junior Romy Simpson, one of the team’s captains.


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Morris Arboretum celebrates Cherry Blossom Days: ‘Spring is definitely in the air’

Michelle Connors of the Morris Arboretum spoke about last weekend’s Cherry Blossom Days, which featured Taiko drumming and a Japanese tea ceremony.


Philadelphia Inquirer

As Biden, Bush headline opioid panel at Penn, Kenney talks supervised injection sites

President Amy Gutmann hosted yesterday’s Silfen Forum on the opioid crisis.