Campus & Community

Penn Names Eric J. Furda New Dean of Admissions

Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.

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In the News


The Washington Post

The Health 202: The race for a coronavirus vaccine isn't slowing, even as Trump undermines Fauci

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel tweeted in support of Anthony Fauci, calling him “a consummate professional whose advice has been sought out and respected by presidents of both parties. These attacks on him are disgusting and say more about those leveling them than about Dr. Fauci.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump administration agrees to end policy that could have led to mass deportation of students from U.S. colleges

President Amy Gutmann said she was pleased with the rescinded directive to ban international students taking exclusively online classes at U.S. universities this fall. “We are unrelenting in our commitment to continue fighting for our international students to ensure that they are treated as equal members of our educational community,” she said. “Today we can celebrate an important step forward in that effort.”

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Forbes

Here’s why seven Ivy League schools are backing Harvard and MIT’s bid to overturn Trump’s ban on international students

The University of Pennsylvania has joined other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT. The lawsuit seeks to block the Trump administration’s proposal to revoke F-1 and M-1 visas from international students not taking in-person classes this fall.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Ivy League won’t have any fall semester sports

Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun, who also serves as chair of the Ivy League’s committee on administration, commented on the League’s recently announced policies for fall semester sports. “The only way this really works is if everyone works together,” she said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

As Steve Donahue plans for a new era of Penn basketball, his mind is on more than sports

Basketball Coach Steve Donahue spoke about the Quakers’ year ahead and his support for student activism. “I’m learning so much more about my life than I even thought I knew all the years I’ve coached people of color,” he said. “Our country, I’m hoping and praying that this is a tipping point—that we all learn that this has to stop, all the injustice that’s been done.”

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