Campus & Community

Q&A with John Zeller

The senior vice president of Development and Alumni Relations discusses the $4.1 billion campaign, The Power of Penn: Advancing Knowledge for Good.

Greg Johnson

Musical magic

For 45 years, Penn Choral Director William Parberry has conducted thousands of Penn singers through hundreds of music scores, resulting in more than 270 concerts by his three ensembles.

Louisa Shepard

Building bridges

The Penn-Wharton China Summit aligns students with the Chinese business community and opportunities for leadership through an event of their own making.

Jill DiSanto

Applauding the impact on Penn’s diverse communities

On April 6, Penn President Amy Gutmann was on hand at the annual Student and Faculty Leadership Awards of the James Brister Society, a diverse group of Penn alumni volunteer leaders that celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Picturing first generation

First-generation, low-income students take a moment to pose for the camera and share a few words about what their Ivy experience means to them, and the Penn community.

Jill DiSanto



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

Penn Law alum and former Pa. Governor Edward Rendell announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis with support from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Matthew Stern, director emeritus of Penn’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

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The Washington Post

Should Colleges Let Students Choose Their First Roommate? Some Say No.

Ryan Keytack of College Houses said that Penn tries to accommodate mutual roommate requests, but also encourages students to “experience something new.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Up in the Air, Carson Wentz Is Down to Earth

Retired professor Kenneth Thomas of the Wharton School recounted his chance meeting with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on a flight to Philadelphia.

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The Atlantic

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

Dean of Admissions Eric J. Furda recommends college applicants and their parents rethink grades and test scores as the sole measures of their eligibility. Furda encourages his admissions counselors to balance those markers with the “relative growth and trajectory” of potential students.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Appétit! In Their Spare Time, These Students Publish a Food Magazine and Cookbook

Penn-based publication, Penn Appétit will celebrate its 10th anniversary by releasing a cookbook. Entitled Whisk, the collection of recipes will feature a wide range of cuisines and techniques designed for the home cook.

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