Campus & Community

2020 Green Purchasing Awards announced

Weitzman’s Megan Ryerson and Engineering’s Cheryl Hickey are awarded for their contributions to sustainable purchasing in travel consumption and kitchen waste streams.

Barbara Lea-Kruger

Penn Libraries prepares for a new semester

The Libraries’ goals for the spring semester remains the same as before the pandemic—to get materials into the hands of library users, either literally or virtually.

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In the News


San Francisco Chronicle

Why this transit guru who's tried 50 systems think BART is the best for commuters

Miles Taylor, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about his passion for public transportation. "Anytime I go anywhere I have to ride transit," he said. "I consider it a failed trip if I haven't ridden any transit in the place I've gone."

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Art from times of ancient Olympics on display at Penn Museum

Ahead of the Summer Olympics, the Penn Museum is displaying an ancient vase decorated with running athletes. “Athletics were universal even in the ancient world,” said Ann Brownlee.

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Philadelphia Citizen

What’s so wrong with David Cohen and Amy Gutmann being ambassadors?

President Amy Gutmann is praised as a “a fascinating choice to represent America” as ambassador to Germany.

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Inside Higher Ed

UPenn president nominated for German ambassadorship

Amy Gutmann has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany.

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The Washington Post

Joe Biden is sending an academic to Germany. Here’s why it might pay off

An op-ed by Elisabeth Piller, a German professor, considered the long-standing tradition of sending U.S. scholars and university presidents to Germany as ambassadors. Amy Gutmann’s “standing as an esteemed political philosopher and university president uniquely positions her to help achieve Biden’s goal of rebuilding alliances,” Piller wrote.

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