Campus & Community

An affirmation tree grows on campus

Through a Penn Wellness and Sachs grant, Elana Burack, a senior religious studies major, is touring the ‘Affirmation Tree’ around campus, soliciting reflections from the University community at large.

Brandon Baker

Making a movement from #MeToo

At Perry World House Monday, activists from around the world talked about how they’re working to make sure the stories of women and girls are told—and heard.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

A vigil to remember, a vigil for hope

“We hold out for better days to come and we will always hold tightly to one another,” Penn’s President Amy Gutmann said, addressing a crowd at a vigil for the New Zealand mosque shooting victims.

Lauren Hertzler

Five events to watch for in March

Happening around campus this March: the world premiere of ‘Vessels’ at the Annenberg Center, a lecture on trees from China, and a visit to Kelly Writers House from reporter Emily Jane Fox.

Brandon Baker

Using stairwells for wellness

StairWELL, a Penn Sustainability Green Fund project, completed a yearlong pilot project last July that aimed to test how effective a stairwell makeover could be in increasing physical activity and reducing energy costs.

Brandon Baker



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

125 years of Penn’s Franklin Field highlighted by college football heroes and history

Dave Johnson, Ray Priore, and Gail Zachary of Athletics spoke about the legacy of Penn’s Franklin Field. “Vince Lombardi coached on this field,” Priore said, “John Heisman coached here. ... Every time I talk to another alumnus, another story comes out.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton MBA offers deferred admission for non-Penn applicants who want to work first

MBA admissions officer Blair Mannix spoke about the Wharton School’s new deferred admission program, which allows students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study to apply for a guaranteed spot in a future MBA class, allowing them to work for two to four years prior to enrollment.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum overhauls brand ahead of gallery reopening

The Penn Museum was highlighted for its brand overhaul. “Our new brand identity is something we’ve designed very carefully to convey a spirit of openness and an impression that this is a museum for everyone,” said director Julian Siggers.

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Inside Higher Ed

An open letter to college-bound students and their parents

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions co-signed an open letter to students going through the college-admissions process. “If your work on an application finds you wondering where to turn for help, support or reassurance, contact us,” the letter reads. “Helping you is not our job; it is our privilege.”

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