Campus & Community

To the voting booth for Primary Day in the commonwealth

Just one day after presiding over the University’s 265th Commencement, Penn President Amy Gutmann, along with voters throughout the commonwealth, picked representatives from their parties to put on the ballot for the November general election.

Penn Today Staff

20 Penn students and recent graduates awarded Fulbright grants

Twenty Penn students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright grants for 2021-22, including 12 graduating seniors, six graduate students, and two recent graduates. They will conduct research, pursue graduate degrees, or teach English in Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Tajikistan. 

Louisa Shepard

In the News

San Francisco Chronicle

Why this transit guru who's tried 50 systems think BART is the best for commuters

Miles Taylor, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about his passion for public transportation. "Anytime I go anywhere I have to ride transit," he said. "I consider it a failed trip if I haven't ridden any transit in the place I've gone."


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Art from times of ancient Olympics on display at Penn Museum

Ahead of the Summer Olympics, the Penn Museum is displaying an ancient vase decorated with running athletes. “Athletics were universal even in the ancient world,” said Ann Brownlee.


Philadelphia Citizen

What’s so wrong with David Cohen and Amy Gutmann being ambassadors?

President Amy Gutmann is praised as a “a fascinating choice to represent America” as ambassador to Germany.


The Washington Post

Joe Biden is sending an academic to Germany. Here’s why it might pay off

An op-ed by Elisabeth Piller, a German professor, considered the long-standing tradition of sending U.S. scholars and university presidents to Germany as ambassadors. Amy Gutmann’s “standing as an esteemed political philosopher and university president uniquely positions her to help achieve Biden’s goal of rebuilding alliances,” Piller wrote.


Inside Higher Ed

UPenn president nominated for German ambassadorship

Amy Gutmann has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany.