Campus & Community

Keeping rain out of the drain

From cisterns beneath Shoemaker Green to the green roof on New College House, special features of campus buildings and landscapes are helping manage stormwater to keep rain from the sewer lines, and scholars are using the infrastructure as a research opportunity.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Penn’s 263rd Commencement

The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”

Lauren Hertzler

Class of 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony and awardees

On Saturday, May 18, the Class of 2019 celebrated its Ivy Day Ceremony during Alumni Weekend, continuing the 146-year tradition by honoring students for their achievements and contributions to the Penn community.

Tina Rodia

The beauty of the two-wheeled commute

On Bike to Work Day, Penn will fete two-wheeled commuters with snacks, showers, and swag. For many at the University, commuting by bike is a way of life. Five Penn staff and faculty share how they make it work and why they keep riding.

Katherine Unger Baillie



In the News


Penn Live

PA Society: ‘It’s an annual tradition and a must-attend event’ for politicians and power brokers

President Amy Gutmann will be honored at the 121st Annual Dinner of the Pennsylvania Society in New York City tomorrow.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

No more ‘Just trust us’: Some private universities are raising the curtain on their inner workings

Dawn Bonnell, vice provost for research, discussed about Penn’s decision to published a booklet about guidance on global research.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Phoenixville native and Harvard senior awarded Rhodes Scholarship; Penn, Princeton students also winners

A Penn student, senior Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah, and alum Stephen Damianos were awarded Rhodes Scholarships to attend Oxford University in England beginning in September.

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Quartz

Three MBA admissions heads explain why record numbers of women are going to business school

Blair Mannix of the Wharton School spoke about the business school’s supportive environment. “People on the outside of the community and culture think it’s a competitive environment, but if you speak to anyone who’s a member of it, it’s extremely collaborative,” she said.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Can hiring women police officers make communities safer?

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, one of the first 100 women to join Philadelphia’s police department, spoke about the role of women in law enforcement.

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