In an auditorium inside the National Constitution Center Wednesday evening, about 180 people listened eagerly as Penn President Amy Gutmann and Harvard University professor Dennis Thompson spoke about the state of American democracy in 2012.
This year’s Peterson lecture at the Penn Museum was given by Christopher McDougall, journalist and author of the 2009 bestseller “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”
About 2,000 international students are enrolled in Penn’s English Language Programs, a set of intensive programs for people from abroad who want to learn English. During their stay at Penn, students are enrolled in the program but are not officially affiliated with a school at Penn.
Freedom to Marry Day is celebrated all over the nation and involves symbolically marrying student couples throughout the day. It is organized by National Marriage Equality USA, a grass roots nonprofit organization.