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Penn's endowment delivered a 'phenomenal return' of 12.9 percent in fiscal year 2018

(09/28/18 3:00am)

The University's endowment delivered a "phenomenal return" this year of 12.9 percent, Penn Vice President for Finance and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt told Penn President Amy Gutmann and the rest of Board of Trustees at its meeting Thursday. This high return, McCourt said, is unique among peer institutions that have not experienced such growth.





Jeb Bush just became Penn’s second presidential professor of practice. Here’s what that means.

(09/20/18 11:22pm)

Former Florida Gov. and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush became Penn’s second presidential professor of practice last week, joining former Vice President Joe Biden, who was named the Benjamin Franklin presidential professor of practice last year. Professors at Penn greeted the move as a positive step toward bipartisan discourse on campus.




Penn Dems gets behind Susan Wild, who is looking to break Pa.'s all-male congressional delegation

(09/09/18 11:59pm)

For Democrats nationwide, the midterm elections on Nov. 6 represent an opportunity to turn the House of Representatives blue for the first time since 2010. Closer to campus, Penn Democrats hopes to play a role in the fight for the House, planning canvassing events for candidates in tight congressional races across Pennsylvania. 


Penn faculty stand by Elizabeth Warren as controversy around her heritage flares up again

(09/09/18 8:44pm)

United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a rags-to-riches career path that is well-documented: Born in Oklahoma as the fourth child of middle-class parents, Warren underwent a meteoric rise that took her through the halls of Harvard Law School and to the chamber of the United States Senate.



Betsy DeVos is changing sexual misconduct guidelines nationwide. Here's how Penn might follow suit.

(09/04/18 2:37am)

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing new sexual misconduct policies for college campuses that would expand the rights of the accused, allow for cross-examination during mediation, and reverse other Obama-era regulations that hold universities more responsible for sexual misconduct. Penn is no exception.