Campus & Community

An affirmation tree grows on campus

Through a Penn Wellness and Sachs grant, Elana Burack, a senior religious studies major, is touring the ‘Affirmation Tree’ around campus, soliciting reflections from the University community at large.

Brandon Baker

A vigil to remember, a vigil for hope

“We hold out for better days to come and we will always hold tightly to one another,” Penn’s President Amy Gutmann said, addressing a crowd at a vigil for the New Zealand mosque shooting victims.

Lauren Hertzler

Using stairwells for wellness

StairWELL, a Penn Sustainability Green Fund project, completed a yearlong pilot project last July that aimed to test how effective a stairwell makeover could be in increasing physical activity and reducing energy costs.

Brandon Baker

Five events to watch for in March

Happening around campus this March: the world premiere of ‘Vessels’ at the Annenberg Center, a lecture on trees from China, and a visit to Kelly Writers House from reporter Emily Jane Fox.

Brandon Baker



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.

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Technical.ly Philly

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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