Campus & Community

15 years of GradFest

The special programming for graduate and professional students—which this year includes apple picking, axe throwing, and much, much more—kicked off on Tuesday and ends on Sept. 24.

Lauren Hertzler

Reopening the ARCH building

A Sept. 7 event celebrated the building’s new incarnation as a centrally located space dedicated exclusively to cultural resource centers and affiliate groups.

Kristina García



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn has selected Annenberg dean John L. Jackson Jr. as next provost

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., of the Annenberg School for Communication has been named as Penn’s next provost, with a statement from President Liz Magill.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn names two-time dean as next provost

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., of the Annenberg School for Communication will become Penn’s new provost.

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Higher Ed Dive

Six college admissions experts share their biggest predictions for 2023

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule says that colleges will need to explain the “why” behind the admissions materials they require in order to counteract escalating student anxieties.

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Inside Higher Ed

If the Supreme Court bans affirmative action, what can we consider?

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule says that the value of Penn is not in its admit rate but in the applicants who work to build the Penn community.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ivy League dean: We can’t admit students by random lottery

In a guest column, Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule demystifies the admissions process for high school students hoping to earn a spot at a selective campus.

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