Campus & Community

‘Power of Penn’ in Boston

Speaking to more than 250 people at a Power of Penn event in Boston for alumni, parents, and friends, President Amy Gutmann emphasized the University’s commitment to innovation, inclusion, and impact. The diversity of Penn’s research and teaching threaded through her discussion with professors Donita Brady, Vivek Shenoy, and Emily Steiner.

Louisa Shepard

Sharing Coffee with a Cop

Officers from the Penn Police Department shared a cup of coffee, free swag, and conversations with passersby along Locust Walk during National Coffee with a Cop Day, a way to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

Jill DiSanto

A study in black and white

The Arthur Ross Gallery’s current exhibition features 58 linocut prints by South African artist William Kentridge. Created with black ink on type-filled dictionary pages, the prints depict objects that are iconic in the artist’s work, including coffee pots, typewriters, trees, birds, and cats. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 11.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?

The School of Design’s Erick Guerra discussed the issue of delivery trucks blocking major streets in Philadelphia. “One of the big first steps is closely analyzing and understanding the problem,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s quite been done yet.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Nasdaq chief calls Philly a fertile place for tech to grow

President Amy Gutmann interviewed Nasdaq’s chief executive, Adena Friedman, at the annual Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia breakfast conclave. Friedman said that tech jobs “start with higher education.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Apollo founder gives Wharton $50 million, school’s biggest gift

Marc J. Rowan and his wife, Carolyn, have given Wharton its largest gift since it opened in 1881. The donation will enable the school to add new faculty and fellows and will help fund the Penn Wharton Budget Model. President Amy Gutmann expressed “profound gratitude” to the couple; Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett said the gift will help “create leaders who will change the world.”

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

MSIs are ‘turning student activism into votes’

A new report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions highlights schools’ efforts to encourage civic engagement. “Our research on MSIs demonstrates the power that these schools can have during an election and we hope that they use this information to empower their students to make it to the polls,” said Andrew Martínez, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A UPenn conference shows where Democratic and GOP visions of global order could meet.

Joseph Biden, Susan Rice, H.R. McMaster and others participated in a colloquium at Perry World House last week. All emphasized the need to bridge internal divisions within the country.

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