Campus & Community

New ACME at 40th and Walnut streets opens

Partnering with Penn, the grocery store has invested in a University City market with a fresh concept based on research and neighborhood trends. ACME will also contribute $50,000 to local hunger relief programs, including the Netter Center.

Lauren Hertzler

Panelists ‘lay out the stakes’ of civil discourse

At the 2020 Silfen Forum, hosted by President Amy Gutmann, students, faculty, staff, and alumni tuned in to hear from a group of distinguished experts—Ashley Parker, Julián Castro, Donna Brazile, Peggy Noonan, and Jeb Bush, with Michael Delli Carpini of the Paideia Program serving as the event’s moderator.

Lauren Hertzler

Quakers of all ages

Every year since 2013, the Penn track and field teams have joined forces with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships in a program called Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA).

Penn Today Staff

Modeling excellence through COVID-19

As the pandemic impacts what it means to keep the campus running, Penn Today asks three supervisors, former Models of Excellence winners, for tips on helping staff address the new workplace.

Amanda Mott

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton has been named a Rhodes Scholar, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.


The New York Times

At Wharton, a new leader confronts the culture wars

Erika James of the Wharton School was interviewed about her path to academia and the state of diversity and inclusion in business education.


Philadelphia Inquirer

These activities will make you feel closer to fam during a virtual Thanksgiving

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, vice president for social equity and community, offered advice for connecting with family this Thanksgiving. “In a year that we have lost so much, we should try to express gratitude at the very least for being alive and together, no matter how far apart we are,” he said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

For Philly kids, lessons in grit from a MacArthur genius winner

Grit Lab, a class taught by Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, will be open to Philadelphia high school students in the spring semester. “It covers things that are relevant to undergraduates, but wouldn’t it be better if they learned those skills earlier? I think high school students can benefit at least as much as their undergraduate peers,” said Duckworth.


Associated Press

University of Pennsylvania vows $100 million to fix Philadelphia school building hazards

Penn has pledged $100 million over 10 years to the School District of Philadelphia. The gift aims “to significantly improve the learning environment for Philadelphia’s schoolchildren in a way that will have a long-lasting impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire city,” said President Amy Gutmann.