Penn announced today that New College House West would be renamed Gutmann College House, in honor of eighth President Emerita Amy Gutmann.
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The Wistar Institute, a health research organization with ties to Penn, announced the Bold Science // Global Impact Capital Campaign, a five-year plan that aims to raise $75 million for advancements in biomedical research, technology, and education of the next generation of innovators.
Tamara Greenfield King was named Interim Vice Provost of University Life on June 14 after Mamta Accapadi resigned from the position she had held since July 2020.
March for Our Lives, a student-led movement devoted to ending gun violence, rallied in Washington, D.C., on June 11 for the first time since 2018 to demand government action following recent nationwide mass shootings. The student-led movement was devoted to ending gun violence and founded after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Penn anthropologist Janet Monge has sued the university and other organizations for defamation, following accusations of mishandling the remains of the 1985 MOVE bombing victims.
Houston Hall and the Du Bois COVID-19 testing sites, Penn’s main testing centers on campus, permanently closed on May 23 after two years of operation.
Graduates of the Class of 2022 gathered for Penn’s 266th Commencement ceremony on Monday morning, the first Commencement to permit in-person family and guest attendance since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual Baccalaureate Ceremony, typically held the day before Commencement, will now be held at the beginning of senior week on May 10.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine discovered a new approach to a type of immunotherapy that could significantly increase the accessibility of the cancer treatment by reducing the time it takes to process cancer-fighting cells.
The Wistar Institute announced on March 8 that it received a $10 million donation from Ellen and Ronald Caplan to go toward the institute's center for cancer research.
Penn announced on Monday it has received a record $125 million donation from Wharton graduate Leonard Lauder, which will be used to support a new tuition-free nursing program.
A recent Penn study found that the use of clinician peer networks significantly reduces gender and racial biases in health care.
An activated sprinkler in Lauder College House on Friday afternoon led to a building-wide evacuation and flooding in 13 suites, prompting the relocation of 12 students to the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel.
Penn ranked second among universities with the most billionaire American alumni on this year’s Forbes 400 list.
A recent Penn study found that amputation rates in cities are correlated with poverty and living in a majority Black neighborhood.
The National Cancer Institute awarded Penn Medicine and the Wistar Institute an $11.7 million grant to find new ways to treat melanoma skin cancer, Penn Medicine News reported.
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Alex Rees-Jones co-authored a study that found that online teaching negatively impacted student learning.
United States District Judge Lynn N. Hughes dismissed a lawsuit on June 12 against the Houston Methodist Hospital System for requiring its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that may be reassuring to the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Although many students support Penn's vaccine mandate, several are concerned about the challenges the mandate will pose for international students, such as changing travel plans, the high costs of moving to the United States earlier, and missing in-person classes and New Student Orientation activities.
The Philadelphia Health Department has notified all providers in the city to continue the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.