Campus & Community

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

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


PhillyVoice

Penn to build massive life sciences complex at Pennovation Works campus

The University of Pennsylvania has selected a developer for a life sciences facility that will join the school's Pennovation Works incubator along the Lower Schuylkill.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn, Longfellow to develop $365M life sciences complex at Pennovation Works

The University of Pennsylvania has teamed up with Longfellow Real Estate Partners on a $365 million, 455,000-square-foot life sciences and biomanufacturing building at Pennovation Works.

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Forbes.com

College admission: Data, transparency, and match

Penn was cited for joining other elite institutions in not releasing its current admit rate, and Penn was further cited for pointing how many of its accepted students had research experience.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Finally, the Class of 2020 gets its in-person commencement ceremonies at Penn, Haverford, and Penn State 

On Sunday, 3,500 members of the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate class of 2020 as well as 2021 master’s and doctoral graduates marched onto Franklin Field to whooping cheers from family and friends in the crowd of 12,000.

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Foreign Policy

The tragedy of Robert McFarlane

Perry World House Fellow John Gans writes, “During his two years as then-President Ronald Reagan’s third national security advisor, [Robert] McFarlane aspired to wield power on the level of his most famous predecessor, Henry Kissinger. But McFarlane proved both too ambitious and too ineffective to wield it in accordance with the law, and instead he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.”

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