Campus & Community

2020 Green Purchasing Awards announced

Weitzman’s Megan Ryerson and Engineering’s Cheryl Hickey are awarded for their contributions to sustainable purchasing in travel consumption and kitchen waste streams.

Barbara Lea-Kruger

Penn Libraries prepares for a new semester

The Libraries’ goals for the spring semester remains the same as before the pandemic—to get materials into the hands of library users, either literally or virtually.

From Penn Libraries

A Move-In like no other

Penn undergraduates start arriving on campus to move into College Houses during an extended eight-day period in keeping with pandemic health and safety protocols.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

There’s a word for the thing we need most right now: grace

Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, University chaplain and vice president for social equity and community, spoke about the important of grace and forgiveness. “Grace goes beyond self-care and treating yourself,” he said. “It’s extending kindness to others and yourself even when it’s not deserving. It gives us permission to just be.”



A Philadelphia physician raised $500,000 and is sending oxygen tanks to help India battle its COVID crisis

Ruchika Talwar, a surgery resident at Penn Medicine, collaborated with local physicians to raise almost $500,000 to send medical supplies to Indian hospitals. "My first and foremost concern is for the patients; that's my role as a physician," she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Tips for college graduates on finding jobs as a better economy beckons

Barbara Hewitt of Career Services recommended that interviewees dress professionally from head to toe, even if the interview is conducted remotely.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

New museum for America and the Bible opens at Independence Mall

University Chaplain Chaz Howard comments on the missing conversations in the midst of so much cultural tourism in Philadelphia, which he sees as “the intersection of faith and scripture, and liberty and freedom.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Against the clock

Tarik Khan, a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing, has been spending his evenings delivering leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses to homebound people in Philadelphia.