Campus & Community

Working the core without making a splash

Yoga requires balance, an engaged core, contorting the body into unusual positions, calculated breathing. Now imagine doing that while floating on a paddle board. That’s what several participants did at Sheerr Pool as part of “Spring into Wellness Week.”

Michele W. Berger

A Wish Tree for Peace grows on College Green

One of a series of art installations designed by Yoko Ono, the interactive exhibit had the public pause, reflect, and share their vision for harmony and unity with handwritten tags on young tree branches.



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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