Campus & Community

President Amy Gutmann offers condolences to the Virginia Tech community

The University of Pennsylvania extends its heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech campus community. The thoughts and prayers of Penn's students, faculty, and staff are with the victims and families affected by Monday's horrifying and tragic events.In the wake of campus violence elsewhere, it is natural to ask questions about safety here at Penn.

Statement on Citibank Loan Program

The University of Pennsylvania has agreed to modify one of its student loan programs, which is offered by Citibank, in response to a recent inquiry made to the University by the New York Attorney General. Penn will reimburse all participants who borrowed from the Penn CitiAssist program for fees paid by Citibank to the University.

Actor Kal Penn to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Kal Penn, star of the new film "The Namesake" and known for his role as Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," will be a guest instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.  He will teach two undergraduate courses in the spring semester of 2008 tentatively titled "Images of Asian Americans in the Media" and "Contemporary American Teen Films."

Jacquie Posey

Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community Garden

Penn's Latino Coalition to Work on Taller Puertorriqueno Community GardenWHO:Latino Coalition of the University of Pennsylvania WHAT:Flower planting, figurine painting, garden restorationWHEN:March 24, 200710:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.WHERE:Taller Puertorriqueno Garden2721 N. 5th St.Philadelphia

Jeanne Leong



In the News


6ABC.com

‘Bridges to Wealth’ helps to close gap through education

A program sponsored by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Wharton School is working with local youth to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

UPenn football player tries to save a stranger’s life: ‘It was life-changing for me’

Anthony Lotti, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences from Freehold, New Jersey, and a defensive back for the Quakers, spoke about his recent bone marrow donation.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly ‘Host Home’ program aims to slash LGBTQ youth homelessness, shelter costs

Recent alum and President’s Engagement Prize winner Brendan Taliaferro was highlighted for his Host Home program, which connects young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness with volunteer households and social workers.

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6ABC.com

Art Museum moves sculpture

“Social Consciousness,” a sculpture by Jacob Epstein, is being moved from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Penn’s campus on a 99-year loan.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

At 11, she started college. Now, at 18, she’s on the verge of a Penn degree

Soleil Hawley, a senior in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, was profiled for her accomplishments as one of the youngest students in recent memory to enroll in a part-time B.A. program at Penn.

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