Campus & Community

Play Ball!

Each summer, faculty and staff members from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania bring their sense of cooperation and collaboration onto the softball field. No matter their skill level, the players enjoy some active time together and the opportunity to strengthen their partnerships during a few sunny afternoons at Penn Park.  These SP2 summer softball games have been happening since 2013.  

Jill DiSanto

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.

Calling all artists

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

In the News

The Wall Street Journal

Falling yields unleash flood of muni ‘century bonds’

MaryFrances McCourt, vice president for finance and treasurer, said a recent century bond purchased by the University cost half a percentage point less than anticipated. “Our borrowing costs beat our expectations,” she said. “We were thrilled.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

In a nation paralyzed by ‘active shooter’ situations, local colleges have to balance informing students and curbing fear

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety spoke about the procedure for handling potential active shooter situations. “We have to investigate it, because we have to get it right,” she said. “We can’t say ‘never mind, that didn’t happen’ or ‘actually, it’s a different location.’”


Psychology Today

Medical science needs to partner with ethics

“Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” a new book by President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno, was reviewed.


‘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.


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.