Campus & Community

Class of 2026 moves in

New students traveled from near and far Tuesday, settling into College Houses, meeting their roommates, and spending precious moments with family.

Lauren Hertzler

PennCard Center is poised and ready

The staff at the PennCard Center is preparing thousands of official IDs for new students at the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Penn Today Staff

Singing, speech production, and the brain

This summer, rising second-years Audrey Keener and Nicholas Eiffert worked in the lab of Penn linguist Jianjing Kuang studying vowel articulation in song, running an in-person experiment and built a corpus of classical recordings by famous singers.

Michele W. Berger



In the News


Higher Ed Dive

Here’s what happened when 3 colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania, went test optional

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule reports a 34% boost in applications for Penn’s first year of test-optional admissions, 2020-21, with sustained increases in numbers and application diversity into 2022.

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Reuters

Richmond law school is latest to drop slaveholding namesake

Penn Carey Law has said that it will remove the name of former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice Roger Brooke Taney from one of its buildings. Taney wrote the 1857 majority opinion that upheld slavery.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia names new board chair in continued leadership transition

President Liz Magill is announced as a new member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.

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NBC Philadelphia

Police officers line street for final salute to beloved Montco K-9

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine speaks on the loss of K-9 Rookie, who had a long history with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and died in the Ryan Veterinary Hospital.

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