Campus & Community

Primary care, delivered

Class of 2019 alumni, in collaboration with Sayre Health Clinic, bring housing and food insecure people in Philadelphia primary care through a medically outfitted van.

Brandon Baker



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton has been named a Rhodes Scholar, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.

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The New York Times

At Wharton, a new leader confronts the culture wars

Erika James of the Wharton School was interviewed about her path to academia and the state of diversity and inclusion in business education.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

These activities will make you feel closer to fam during a virtual Thanksgiving

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, vice president for social equity and community, offered advice for connecting with family this Thanksgiving. “In a year that we have lost so much, we should try to express gratitude at the very least for being alive and together, no matter how far apart we are,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

For Philly kids, lessons in grit from a MacArthur genius winner

Grit Lab, a class taught by Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, will be open to Philadelphia high school students in the spring semester. “It covers things that are relevant to undergraduates, but wouldn’t it be better if they learned those skills earlier? I think high school students can benefit at least as much as their undergraduate peers,” said Duckworth.

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Associated Press

University of Pennsylvania vows $100 million to fix Philadelphia school building hazards

Penn has pledged $100 million over 10 years to the School District of Philadelphia. The gift aims “to significantly improve the learning environment for Philadelphia’s schoolchildren in a way that will have a long-lasting impact on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our entire city,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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