Campus & Community

A Ukrainian watches their country at war

Ph.D. student Alice Sukhina watched on their computer at Penn as their hometown of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, was invaded by Russian troops. While their parents were able to leave Ukraine, the rest of their family remains; Sukhina has been working nonstop to provide aid from afar.

Tina Rodia

In the News

Foreign Policy

The tragedy of Robert McFarlane

Perry World House Fellow John Gans writes, “During his two years as then-President Ronald Reagan’s third national security advisor, [Robert] McFarlane aspired to wield power on the level of his most famous predecessor, Henry Kissinger. But McFarlane proved both too ambitious and too ineffective to wield it in accordance with the law, and instead he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.”



Princeton, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania withhold Class of 2026 acceptance rates

Princeton University, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania have also decided to refrain from releasing detailed admissions statistics. The remaining five Ivy League universities—Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown and Dartmouth—have made their traditional admissions announcements. 


Inside Higher Ed

Record applications, record rejections

Admissions Dean Whitney Soule comments on students engaged in academic research during their time in high school, many earning national and international accolades for research.


The Wall Street Journal

Some Ivy League colleges to play down how selective they are

Admissions Dean Whitney Soule said drawing attention to the acceptance rate of Ivy League schools like Penn does more harm than good, distressing applicants and their parents. “We’re focusing not on how hard we are to get into but on who these young people are that we chose,” she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Richard Perlman has donated $10 million to Wharton, his alma mater, to aid entrepreneurs

Alumnus Richard Perlman and his wife, Ellen Hanson Perlman, have donated $10 million to the Wharton School to support Venture Lab, a student center for entrepreneurship.