In 2022, the world saw a myriad of protests erupt, social issues and conflicts arise, and the saliency of the COVID-19 pandemic dissipate. While sitting in lecture halls, playing in the Palestra, and eating in Houston Hall, the Penn community amounted to similar challenges.
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Liz Magill was officially inaugurated as Penn’s ninth president on Oct. 21, 2022. The ceremony took place in the morning and was followed by an academic symposium with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Her inauguration also coincided with Homecoming weekend when thousands of alumni returned to campus, fusing both celebrations in one. While crowds gathered to witness Penn football’s historic 6-0 winning streak, the game was interrupted by Fossil Free Penn protestors, delaying the second half by over an hour and resulting in 19 student arrests.
Spring Fling returned in a weekend festival titled “Revival of the Fling” on April 8 and 9. The festival consisted of two parts: the night time concert on Friday and the carnival the next day. The concert, located at Penn Park and organized by the Social Planning and Events Committee, included performances by Flo Milli, Lil Yachty, and Cheat Codes while the carnival featured local food vendors, games, a photo booth, and more. Several student groups performed at the carnival, including the Pan-Asian Dance Troupe and the Penny Loafers. Here’s a look into how students experienced in-person Spring Fling for the first time in two years.
This past Sunday, when all the pressure of the National Collegiate Squash Championships seemed to weigh heaviest on one of the youngest players in its lineup, Penn men's squash demonstrated its strongest team bond from behind the glass of Court 3 at the Penn Squash Center. And in spite of the freshman's toughly battled but heartbreaking defeat that would occur before them, the Quakers proved that even a loss in the final of perhaps the most anticipated competition of the season would not threaten their team unity.