Campus & Community

Staff Q&A: Parker Snowe

STAFF Q&A/Parker Snowe helps Wharton MBAs get immersed in global business. He also helps them park their bikes on campus. “It’s my way of saying, ‘This is the difference I can make.’” A year ago, after 15 years of bike commuting, Parker Snowe treated himself to a Brompton folding bicycle.

Judy Hill

Food for Thought: "Café Nothing" at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA -- In the tradition of the cafe as a place where ideas are raised and discussed, the Arthur Ross Gallery presents "Cafe Nothing," an open forum for visitors to interact with and respond to intangibles and nonexistent objects.

Sara Brady

Penn Commencement Live on the Web

PHILADELPHIA  Family and friends unable to attend Penn's 247th Commencement in person will be able to view the entire ceremony online thanks to a live Webcast. Coverage of the ceremony at Franklin Field  from processional to recessional and all the pomp and circumstance in between  will be broadcast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT), Monday, May 19.

Jacquie Posey

Desmond Tutu to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and one of the world's foremost Christian leaders to oppose apartheid in South Africa, will deliver the address at the 247th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania May 19.

Jacquie Posey

TV Journalist Jim Lehrer to Speak at Penn Commencement

PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Lehrer, one of the most respected television journalists in the United States and the host of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," will deliver the Commencement address at the 246th Commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania Monday, May 13.

Ron Ozio

Calling all artists

The Burrison Gallery is calling for artwork submittals to be considered for its fifth annual University Club Members Exhibit.

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

Penn Law alum and former Pa. Governor Edward Rendell announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis with support from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Matthew Stern, director emeritus of Penn’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

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The Washington Post

Should Colleges Let Students Choose Their First Roommate? Some Say No.

Ryan Keytack of College Houses said that Penn tries to accommodate mutual roommate requests, but also encourages students to “experience something new.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Up in the Air, Carson Wentz Is Down to Earth

Retired professor Kenneth Thomas of the Wharton School recounted his chance meeting with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on a flight to Philadelphia.

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The Atlantic

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

Dean of Admissions Eric J. Furda recommends college applicants and their parents rethink grades and test scores as the sole measures of their eligibility. Furda encourages his admissions counselors to balance those markers with the “relative growth and trajectory” of potential students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Appétit! In Their Spare Time, These Students Publish a Food Magazine and Cookbook

Penn-based publication, Penn Appétit will celebrate its 10th anniversary by releasing a cookbook. Entitled Whisk, the collection of recipes will feature a wide range of cuisines and techniques designed for the home cook.

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