Campus & Community

Cultivating beauty

Essential horticultural staff at the Morris Arboretum have been tending to the land to ensure that the sweeping property and its plants are ready for visitors when the time is right.

Katherine Unger Baillie

The human side of history

Penn’s COVID-19 Community Archiving Project aims to collect diverse voices and experiences from students, faculty, staff, and alumni as they respond and adapt to the pandemic.

Erica K. Brockmeier



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Ivy League won’t have any fall semester sports

Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun, who also serves as chair of the Ivy League’s committee on administration, commented on the League’s recently announced policies for fall semester sports. “The only way this really works is if everyone works together,” she said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

As Steve Donahue plans for a new era of Penn basketball, his mind is on more than sports

Basketball Coach Steve Donahue spoke about the Quakers’ year ahead and his support for student activism. “I’m learning so much more about my life than I even thought I knew all the years I’ve coached people of color,” he said. “Our country, I’m hoping and praying that this is a tipping point—that we all learn that this has to stop, all the injustice that’s been done.”

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Generocity

Former and current Penn students launch ‘I Lost My Job To Coronavirus’ website

Rising senior Rachel Brenner and May grad Sigal Spitzer launched an online job platform to help people find work during the pandemic. “I think like a lot of people right now, we felt really hopeless,” Brenner said. “This was a way to feel like there was a tangible impact we could make.”

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Philadelphia Tribune

Penn chaplain named vice president for social equity and community

Charles “Chaz” Howard has been appointed Penn’s first vice president for social equity and Community. “I view history through critical race theory and a Black liberationist perspective,” he said. “That coupled with being familiar with Penn for decades will help me work with colleagues to tell our truth and stories. I want this new journey at Penn to leave an imprint of both love and justice.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘We don’t see the refinery starting’: PES site’s new owner envisions an ‘environmentally conscious’ commercial hub

Mark Allan Hughes of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy spoke about new plans for the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex in Southwest Philadelphia. “Not having a refinery there ends a long environmental justice travesty and puts Philadelphia on the right side of energy history,” he said.

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