Campus & Community

Nine questions for Penn’s ninth president

Liz Magill shares insights about her scholarship and her background, what excites her about living in Philadelphia, why she is inspired by the Penn community, and more.

Penn Today Staff

More to explore on women in the American wilderness

Caroline Fearey Schimmel has spent 50 years as a book collector and bibliographer on women in the American wilderness whose contributions went unrecognized, both as creators of fictional and artistic works and as history makers.

From Penn Libraries

Pride Wellness Walk

Penn’s monthly Wellness Walk was Pride-themed in June, providing an opportunity for staff and faculty to cultivate community and health.

Kristina García

Commemorating Juneteenth

As Penn observes Juneteenth as an official University holiday, Penn Today chronicles events and resources across campus.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

Higher Ed Dive

Here’s what happened when 3 colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania, went test optional

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule reports a 34% boost in applications for Penn’s first year of test-optional admissions, 2020-21, with sustained increases in numbers and application diversity into 2022.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia names new board chair in continued leadership transition

President Liz Magill is announced as a new member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.



Richmond law school is latest to drop slaveholding namesake

Penn Carey Law has said that it will remove the name of former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice Roger Brooke Taney from one of its buildings. Taney wrote the 1857 majority opinion that upheld slavery.


Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.


NBC Philadelphia

Police officers line street for final salute to beloved Montco K-9

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine speaks on the loss of K-9 Rookie, who had a long history with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center and died in the Ryan Veterinary Hospital.