The University of Pennsylvania's endowment showed a return of 12.9 percent in the past year, the third-highest in the Ivy League.
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When Director of Penn Libraries Constantia Constantinou first came to Penn in May 2018, one of the first rooms she visited was the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in Van Pelt Library. As she walked into the room, she was immediately struck by the large windows facing the trees on Locust Walk, the tapestry, and the ottomans.
As spring semester came to a close, Vice Provost for University Life Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum had several new positions to fill. Just a few weeks earlier, the new position of chief operating officer of wellness had been announced, and over the summer, the position of associate vice provost for student affairs had also been vacated. McCoullum found herself helping cover for both positions, while handling all her other roles at VPUL.
Perry World House's star-studded list of fellows includes former Trump advisor and former Mexican president
The Perry World House has released a list of its fellows for the coming academic year, and it includes not one but two former National Security Advisors, as well as the former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón.
A lawsuit filed against the University related to the death of former student Olivia Kong saw its first major development this summer, when the plaintiff and defense legal teams agreed upon several projected dates for the case.
Benoit Dubé, a professor of clinical psychiatry, will become Penn's first-ever Chief Wellness Officer, filling a position created by the University in April.
On Thursday morning, the University of Chicago announced that it would no longer require undergraduate applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in order to be considered for admission. However, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, Penn will maintain its current testing requirement and will not follow up with a similar move anytime soon.
On Jun. 4 President Donald Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from visiting the White House for a Super Bowl victory celebration. The abrupt White House announcement came after nearly the entire team said they intended to boycott the celebration that was scheduled to take place the next day.
A request filed by rapper Meek Mill's legal team to remove Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley from his role overseeing the criminal case against Mill was denied by another Philadelphia judge on Wednesday morning. Conquequently, Brinkley, who sent Mill to prison last year and who repeatedly denied Mill the opportunity to be released from prison on bail, will remain on the case, according to Philly.com.
The Pulitzer Center announced that College junior Nicole Brigstock and 2018 Wharton graduate Svanika Balasubramanian are among its 2018 student fellows.
A robbery at the PNC Bank on 200 South 40th Street prompted a UPennAlert around 4:17pm Tuesday afternoon. The suspect is still at large, the Division of Public Safety wrote in an emailed statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Penn will appoint Constantia Constantinou, the current Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University, as the new H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries. In an email to administrators, Provost Wendell Pritchett said that Constantinou will begin her job on August 1.
Temple University junior Daniel Duignam was shot and killed in his off-campus apartment on Saturday, according to a statement on the school website by Temple President Richard M. Englert.
Penn will expand efforts to improve the experience of first-generation, low-income students with a Penn First Plus Office, according to an official statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
The “Power of Penn” fundraising campaign — the largest one yet in the University's history — is set to finance eight new buildings, as well as finance new renovations and extensions of current buildings.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not be able to provide overnight housing during Quaker Days to all the admitted students who have requested it.
According to a recent report released by the University, Penn has rapidly become a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious campus in the last decade. But experts say that Penn still does not measure up to many other American institutions.
Penn admitted its most selective class yet on Wednesday evening — a mere 8.39 percent of its entire applicant pool.
Penn admitted 3,731 out of 44,482 applicants for the Class of 2022, setting a record-low acceptance rate of 8.39 percent for the incoming freshman class.
Penn is formally launching its most ambitious fundraising campaign in University history.