Campus & Community

Transcript: Side gigs for good

Life As It Was No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) (Written by John Boggess and William Winter) Water from wine, hunger from bread in a world filled with answers I see the light go on in your head, never seen something darker So I am here to remind you, there is no cure for human Leave your conscious behind you we’ll shine When too many tears have watered the earth There will bloom forth a glorious paradise A brave world beautiful and innocent, so alive And we’ll be avatars, wondering thru this universe Searching for life as it was

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 2021 Rhodes Scholar for Penn

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton from St. Louis been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work.

Ron Ozio

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

Alanna Shanahan is returning to Penn as athletic director

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The New York Times

14 excerpts from commencement speeches without the word C*VID

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Dr. Antonia Villarruel, advancing the top nursing school in the world

Antonia Villarruel was profiled for her emphasis on diversity and inclusion in her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing. “If we are advocates for our patients and for our communities, we have to demonstrate that same level of commitment by making sure that our education is open to diverse students and practitioners,” she said.



We need to ‘tear down walls… within and without’ Laurene Powell Jobs told U Penn’s Class of 2021

Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and alumna Laurene Powell Jobs addressed graduating Penn students at this year’s Commencement ceremony. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. And while you're doing it, love who you do it for and love who you are while you do it,” she said.


The Wall Street Journal

What I wish I knew as a college freshman

Anjalee Bhuyan, a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, advised college students to pursue opportunities that bring meaning and joy into their lives, rather than simply striving to build a strong resume.