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



In the News


6ABC.com

Real-life 'Superman' cop helps disabled man who lost bag at Philadelphia hospital

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety, praised an officer in the Penn Police Department who replaced items stolen from a hospital patient with Down syndrome. The officer prefers to remain anonymous.

FULL STORY →



Philadelphia Inquirer

Enthusiasm, hope, and ‘old guard’ warnings follow naming of Philly’s first black female police head

Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety commented on the appointment of Philadelphia’s new police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw. When Rush started her law enforcement career in 1976, she said, she “would never have imagined that we would have had a woman commissioner, never mind a black woman commissioner, in the future.”

FULL STORY →



Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New UPenn scholarship aims to diversify urban planning

Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the new Moelis Fellows Program, which aims to diversify the field of urban planning by providing financial support to grad students. “This has really enabled us to go after some the best students and get them to come to Penn,” she said.

FULL STORY →



Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania Society is abuzz about David Cohen stepping down at Comcast

President Amy Gutmann was this year’s Pennsylvania Society gold medalist and spoke about Board of Trustees chairman David Cohen’s contributions to Comcast and Penn.

FULL STORY →



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.

FULL STORY →