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In Photos: Liz Magill’s 16-month presidency, from confirmation to resignation

(12/11/23 7:14am)

Facing widespread national scrutiny and intensifying calls for her resignation throughout the fall semester, Penn President Liz Magill announced on Dec. 9 that she would step down after being in office for only 16 months. Her tenure will be the shortest of any permanent University president in Penn's history and one marked by heightened levels of student activism on campus. Magill is also the first Penn president to resign beyond a government appointment.

In Photos: Penn President Liz Magill's five-hour testimony before Congress

(12/06/23 9:59am)

Penn President Liz Magill testified in front of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Dec. 5. Alongside other university leaders, she fielded questions from members across both sides of the aisle about Jewish student safety, the role of donors in higher education, and the boundaries of free speech on campus. 

In Photos: Homecoming weekend sees Magill inaugurated, protestors arrested

(10/25/22 3:22am)

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.

In Photos: Spring Fling returns to Penn

(04/13/22 11:50pm)

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.

In Photos: Heartbreak for men's squash as Harvard defends the Potter Cup

(02/22/22 5:05am)

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.