Campus & Community

Behind the scenes

Rising senior Nicholas Seymour is a summer intern at Philadelphia’s 1812 Productions, helping with all aspects of running a theater. The communications major has experience working on technical crews at Kelly Writers House and in student theater productions.

Louisa Shepard

See you later, sphinx

The Penn Museum's 3,000-year-old sphinx of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II will be stored under wraps and out of public view for several years for gallery renovations, starting July 9th.

Louisa Shepard

Looking to the stars

This year's Simons Observatory Collaboration conference included a community star party that consisted of a panel, a mixer with astronomers, and stargazing.

Ali Sundermier

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music

For the eighth summer in a row, the Penn Museum will bring live global music—including the sounds of Creole zydeco, Latin jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and pre-revolutionary Cuba—to its outdoor garden courtyard.

Lauren Hertzler



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Truck traffic is clogging Center City streets. What’s Philly going to do about it?

The School of Design’s Erick Guerra discussed the issue of delivery trucks blocking major streets in Philadelphia. “One of the big first steps is closely analyzing and understanding the problem,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s quite been done yet.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Nasdaq chief calls Philly a fertile place for tech to grow

President Amy Gutmann interviewed Nasdaq’s chief executive, Adena Friedman, at the annual Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia breakfast conclave. Friedman said that tech jobs “start with higher education.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Apollo founder gives Wharton $50 million, school’s biggest gift

Marc J. Rowan and his wife, Carolyn, have given Wharton its largest gift since it opened in 1881. The donation will enable the school to add new faculty and fellows and will help fund the Penn Wharton Budget Model. President Amy Gutmann expressed “profound gratitude” to the couple; Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett said the gift will help “create leaders who will change the world.”

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

MSIs are ‘turning student activism into votes’

A new report from the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions highlights schools’ efforts to encourage civic engagement. “Our research on MSIs demonstrates the power that these schools can have during an election and we hope that they use this information to empower their students to make it to the polls,” said Andrew Martínez, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A UPenn conference shows where Democratic and GOP visions of global order could meet.

Joseph Biden, Susan Rice, H.R. McMaster and others participated in a colloquium at Perry World House last week. All emphasized the need to bridge internal divisions within the country.

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