Education, Business, & Law

Two Penn Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.

Jill DiSanto

Q&A with Howard Stevenson

For some people, experiencing a racial encounter can be so stressful that it’s as if they are facing a tsunami or a venomous snake. The episodes can be as minute as an inadvertent microaggression, or as malignant as being pelted with rocks and called the N-word.

Greg Johnson

Penn Sophomore Is Finding a Voice Within the FGLI Community

As a freshman identifying as a first-generation, low-income student, Sebastián González searched for a space at the University of Pennsylvania where he felt at home. After seeing a Facebook post advertising the Penn First Summit, a town hall for FGLI students on campus last year, his world changed.

Jill DiSanto

Penn Student Anea Moore Learns About Healing in Rwanda

After losing her parents during her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Anea Moore took steps toward her own healing through her connection with the children of Rwanda who were also coping with grief.Through Penn Hillel’s Moral Voices Fellowship, Moore spent 10 days at the

Jill DiSanto

In the News

Chronicle of Higher Education

How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

The Graduate School of Education’s Marybeth Gasman discussed the disconnect between universities’ messaging on diversity and the realities of their hiring practices and treatment of faculty of color.


Philadelphia Inquirer

South Street Curfew Criminalizes Normal Youth Behavior

Lelabari Giwa of the Law School weighed in on a South Street corridor curfew, which she believes “unfairly targets and disparately impacts young people of color from poor families.”


The New York Times

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Shows a Need to Reboot Antitrust Laws

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp expressed discomfort with setbacks to antitrust law in the wake of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.


Associated Press

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

The Wharton School’s Ron Berman said of the vaping industry’s scholarship efforts, “This is almost a backdoor way to get your name on a university website, and from the point of view of the student it would look like the university is supporting this effort.”


The Washington Post

Trump Urges Punishment for Former House IT Worker

In response to the president’s tweets about the “right wing conspiracy theory,” the Law School’s Claire Finkelstein said it was “highly improper for the president to weigh in on a pending case and to urge the Justice Department not to accept a plea deal” involving a government employee and his wife.