Campus & Community

“Responses to the Urban Crisis”: Panel Discussion at Penn

 WHAT:”Responses to the Urban Crisis: Riots, Disasters, Urban Renewal and Social Change,” a panel discussion about what individuals, organizations and communities can do in response to social upheaval and the implications for social change.WHO:

Jill DiSanto-Haines

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia-area health-care students are helping patients in isolation connect with loved ones

Ramie Fathy, a third-year student in the Perelman School of Medicine, spoke about founding the Philadelphia Organization of Health Professions Students, which has been supporting local health-care workers. “It’s been rewarding to see so many students from all over the area want to help in any way they can,” he said.


CBS Philadelphia

Invisible Hands PHL offering free delivery of necessities to at-risk people who can’t leave home

College of Arts & Sciences rising senior Lexy Chavez co-founded a free delivery service that helps provide people at risk of contracting COVID-19 with groceries and other necessities. “I would want somebody doing this for my grandmother,” she said.


The New York Times

The drones were ready for this moment

A 140 drone light show over University City honoring health care workers, presented by Pennovation startup Verge Aero, was mentioned.


The Washington Post

Trump’s medical judgment is wrong. The example he’s setting is worse

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel co-wrote an op-ed about President Trump’s comments on hydroxychloroquine and his decision not to wear a face mask. “At times of crisis, we look to leaders for guidance and to serve as role models,” Emanuel and his co-author wrote.


The Washington Post

NCAA moves to allow Division I football, basketball teams back on campus for workouts

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun spoke about the end of the NCAA’s moratorium on athletic activities, which may resume June 1. “Allowing for voluntary athletics activity acknowledges that reopening our campuses will be an individual decision but should be based on advice from medical experts,” she said.