Campus & Community

Kwanzaa at Penn

Kwanzaa, a cultural holiday celebrating the cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, was celebrated at Penn with a ceremony and feast, offering sustenance and support for students.

Kristina García

An update on Penn leadership

On Saturday, Board of Trustees Chair Scott L. Bok announced President Liz Magill’s voluntary resignation as President of Penn. Magill will remain in her position until an interim president is appointed, and plans for Penn’s interim leadership will be shared in the coming days. She will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn Carey Law. 

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

How did a white woman come to write the newest definitive text on Philadelphia’s Black history?

Penn alum Amy Jane Cohen is profiled for her new book “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape,” which examines Black history through the lens of events, institutions, and individuals across the city. The book includes a reflection from Penn chaplain Charles Howard.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Homeward bound: When a Penn Medicine nurse was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she turned to the service dogs she helped to train

A profile highlights Maria Wright of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, from her volunteer work connecting people with service dogs to her cancer diagnosis and her own journey applying for a service dog.

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India West

UPenn to confer honorary doctorate on Siddhartha Mukherjee

Celebrated physician and best-selling author Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the address at the 2024 University of Pennsylvania Commencement, featuring remarks from Interim President J. Larry Jameson.

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The Washington Post

College internships matter more than ever — but not everyone can get one

Almost 90% of students who graduated from Penn in 2023 completed an internship during college. Barbara Hewitt of Career Services says that the race to get talent early has resulted in a focus on getting early practical experience through many ways in students’ academic careers.

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The Wall Street Journal

The top colleges for high-paying careers in finance, tech and consulting

Penn is ranked as one of the top five private colleges for high-paying jobs in finance and one of the top 10 private colleges for tech salaries and management consulting salaries.

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