Campus & Community

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

Farewell, Phyllis!

We’re grateful for your wise counsel, friendship, humor, advice, book recommendations, and fashion sense in your 33 years at Penn. Wishing you a wonderful retirement. We’ll miss you! –Your Penn colleagues and friends

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

Calling all artists

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

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.

Office Hours party edition transcript

Duane: I have a fig tree that is called the mighty Georgian Pine and now the only reason that I have this tree is because my daughters were born in California and one of them seemed to have developed a allergy to a Christmas tree one year. So we went and got this ancient, this antique, tree called the mighty Georgian pine, as I said, and it takes hours to assemble.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Times Higher Education U.K.

Penn chooses Virginia’s Elizabeth Magill as president

University of Virginia Provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to succeed Amy Gutmann as Penn’s president. “From its founding, Penn set its sights on making a difference, and 282 years later the Penn community continues to change the world every day,” Magill said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Virginia provost will replace Amy Gutmann as Penn’s next president

Current University of Virginia provost M. Elizabeth Magill has been nominated to serve as Penn’s next president. “I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the remarkable institution that is the University of Pennsylvania—and to succeed Dr. Amy Gutmann, who has been a visionary and innovative leader,” Magill said in a statement.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn alum gives $18 million to support first-generation college students

Wharton alumnus Scott Shleifer and his wife, Elena Shleifer, have given Penn $18 million to support first-generation and “modest” or “limited-income” students. “This gift will enable our university to foster an ever more welcoming and inclusive learning environment to prepare all Penn students for successful lives,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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CBS Philadelphia

Penn Medicine hosts officials, community leaders to discuss rising gun violence in West Philadelphia

Penn Medicine hosted a discussion between community leaders to address the causes of and potential solutions to gun violence in West Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Athletics extends and expands sponsorship deal that includes Palestra court naming rights

Penn Athletics has agreed to extend and expand a sponsorship agreement with Macquarie Asset Management, a global asset manager.

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