Campus & Community

Supporting the Schuylkill

Penn President Amy Gutmann joined city officials and local college leaders along Boathouse Row to announce support to fund the dredging of the Schuylkill River.

Penn Today Staff

125 years of Franklin Field

The historic stadium, home to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Penn Relays, is celebrating its quasquicentennial. It is the oldest college stadium in the country.

Greg Johnson

What’s new for open enrollment 2019-20

April 22 through May 3 marks the benefits open enrollment period for the 2019-20 plan year, which will begin July 1. With this period, of course, comes important considerations that every eligible Penn employee will want to pay attention to. 

Brandon Baker



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

125 years of Penn’s Franklin Field highlighted by college football heroes and history

Dave Johnson, Ray Priore, and Gail Zachary of Athletics spoke about the legacy of Penn’s Franklin Field. “Vince Lombardi coached on this field,” Priore said, “John Heisman coached here. ... Every time I talk to another alumnus, another story comes out.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton MBA offers deferred admission for non-Penn applicants who want to work first

MBA admissions officer Blair Mannix spoke about the Wharton School’s new deferred admission program, which allows students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study to apply for a guaranteed spot in a future MBA class, allowing them to work for two to four years prior to enrollment.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum overhauls brand ahead of gallery reopening

The Penn Museum was highlighted for its brand overhaul. “Our new brand identity is something we’ve designed very carefully to convey a spirit of openness and an impression that this is a museum for everyone,” said director Julian Siggers.

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Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”

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