Starting this year, seniors can apply for the President’s Engagement Prizes, which will provide up to three recipients with up to $150,000 to devise and implement a local, national or global engagement project during the year following their graduation from Penn.
In President Gutmann’s annual “state of the university” address, she discussed projects that include greater financial aid for graduate and international school students, increased public policy work and a “Pennovation Center” for start-ups.
Penn President Amy Gutmann was elected vice chair of the Association of American Universities on Tuesday, a position that gives her a national platform to discuss and lobby for higher-education issues.
Penn President Amy Gutmann was the second-highest-paid Ivy League campus head in 2011, jumping up one spot on the annual Ivy compensation rankings.
Current and former university presidents credit Sheldon Hackney for recognizing their leadership potential.
Sheldon Hackney, a popular and polarizing president who served from 1981-93, died on Thursday afternoon. Former colleagues say he left lasting impacts on the University.
This version marks a renewal of some of Gutmann’s priorities in 2004.
Penn Compact 2020 renews Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally.
A two-day meeting discussed how biological technology advances are changing the field.
Penn President Amy Gutmann was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London School of Economics and Political Science on July 18.
On Friday and Saturday, Penn hosted hundreds of university professors and administrators from around the world to discuss the future of massive open online courses.
For the fourth year in a row, the price of a Penn education will increase by 3.9 percent for the upcoming school year, the University announced Thursday.
Penn has received a $10 million donation to fund the creation of a new “world house” on campus, the University announced Tuesday.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller will be among the panelists at an April 5 discussion about online learning and what it means for the future of higher education, the University announced Wednesday.
Following Penn’s announcement Tuesday morning that Biden will be delivering the commencement address on May 13, students from both sides of the political aisle have said they are excited about the decision to bring the vice president to campus.
Easily surpassing its goal of $3.5 billion, Penn’s Making History campaign has brought in a total of $4.3 billion for the University, President Amy Gutmann announced to the Board of Trustees Thursday night.
Just two of Penn’s 31 senior administrators and deans are minorities, putting the University ahead of Brown and Yale universities
The University announced Monday evening that Ronald Perelman has donated $25 million to create a new center for political science and economics on campus.
In her pursuit of her ambitious diversity goals, President Gutmann has the full and unwavering support of the Board of Trustees.
Even in the midst of all the demand for compromise in recent years, rarely do we hear a call for voters to compromise their own political beliefs and expectations of the political system and politicians.
Penn President Amy Gutmann is still under fire over claims that she has not done enough to promote diversity across the University administration.
Penn President Amy Gutmann’s father, who escaped Germany at the beginning of the Holocaust, influenced her in powerful ways.
Not only has President Gutmann failed to show leadership in diversifying the highest levels of University administration, those individuals appointed by President Gutmann have often modeled her example and made similarly nondiverse appointments of vice provosts, associate deans and other high-ranking administrative staff.
Although Gutmann is comfortably in the one percent, she deserves a break.
Penn President Amy Gutmann’s salary of $1,462,742 in 2010 made her the 12th-highest-paid private university president in the nation.
On the heels of a series of broad changes to Penn’s practices governing alcohol use, the University announced Wednesday afternoon that it will be forming a new commission to study the impact of alcohol on student safety.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Penn President Amy Gutmann has become the latest in a slew of university leaders urging the federal government to do more to promote gun control, calling the problem of gun violence a “scourge of American life.”
About 20 PennWalk and Penn Park officers, members of the Philadelphia Security Officers Union, gathered in front of President Gutmann’s house on Walnut Street around 11 a.m. on Friday to protest the negotiation delays between AlliedBarton and the PSOU.
“Fiscal cliff” is a term used to describe automatic budget cuts and tax increases that would take effect if Congress does not reach a compromise by Dec. 31.
For the sixth year in a row, the Division of Public Safety ranks first in safety and security, according to Security Magazine.
Last December, President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced a four-year, $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for these positions.
Huffington began with an assortment of personal anecdotes that colored her speech and made the room of 500 people seem intimate
Huffington was ranked 29th on Forbes’ most recent list of the “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”
The capital donation is one of the largest in Penn Medicine’s history, according to a press release
The Rotunda has hosted some big names in music over the years. John Legend, a 1999 College graduate, performed there as a student, and Matisyahu, Spoon and Wiz Khalifa are among the many other performers brought in.
With a 73.5 percent response rate, the University’s first-ever survey of all standing faculty members offers a window into the faculty’s opinions of their workloads, compensation and resources for teaching and research, among other topics.
MULTIMEDIA: Penn Faculty Survey
Last month, Tilghman announced that she will be stepping down from her position in June. When Tilghman assumed her presidency in 2001, one of her first administrative actions was to appoint Gutmann as the school’s provost.
Penn should embrace its proud democratic tradition that began with Benjamin Franklin.
The allocated funds were to be spent by this summer, but will now be able to extend through the academic year, according to Civic House Director David Grossman. Civic House is looking into future funding options, as its future is currently unclear, he added.
The event centered around honoring philanthropists Bruce and Martha Karsh, who are donating 2.5 million dollars to help send 12 to 15 KIPP students per year to study at Penn.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India is celebrating 20 years of serving as a hub for research on India at Penn.
The School of Arts and Sciences is looking for new leadership. SAS Dean Rebecca Bushnell will end her tenure at the close of the academic year, returning to the faculty after holding the position for eight years.
Coursera, an online open-learning platform, announced Wednesday that 17 new universities have joined to offer “massively open online courses,” known as MOOCs. These new schools will double the number of Coursera’s partnerships from 16 to 33.
Wednesday evening, Penn began a new chapter of its two-year reaccreditation process, with the Provost’s Office hosting a gathering to officially kick off the University’s self-study.
Gutmann received $1,462,742 in total salary in 2010, a nearly 11 percent increase from her compensation package in 2009.
An Olympic medal is wonderful, but the real gold at Penn can be found in all this great University has to offer.
Through the position, Rock will serve as a senior adviser to President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
One year ago today, freshmen took cover from a rainstorm at the Palestra as Penn President Amy Gutmann declared them the most talented and diverse class Penn had ever seen. Tonight, they did it again.
Under Penn Connects 2.0, Penn has added 45 additional acres to its campus and a combined 4.8 million square feet of new spaces while restoring current campus facilities, according to Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Penn President Amy Gutmann, members of the administration and the 57 members of the Board of Trustees attended the semi-annual meeting on June 14 and 15.