In 2022, the Penn community navigated changes in University administration, campus renovations, and student protests.
The year was marked by monumental changes. As former Penn President Amy Gutmann was confirmed as the next United States ambassador to Germany, the University saw its first presidential transition in 18 years. While Penn President Liz Magill and other administrators across campus began their work at the University, students renewed their demands for climate justice, funding for cultural centers, and the protection of affordable housing in West Philadelphia. In addition to on-campus activism, students and the larger Penn community adjusted to the changing COVID-19 guidelines. After the spring semester commenced with weeks of remote learning, Penn removed all COVID-19 restrictions in the fall semester.
Look back at the University's biggest stories this year with The Daily Pennsylvanian's Year in Review: