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A look back at Amy Gutmann’s greatest accomplishments in her 17 years as Penn president

(07/22/21 5:37am)

Three weeks ago, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced that she had been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the next United States ambassador to Germany. As she waits for the U.S. Senate to confirm her nomination, The Daily Pennsylvanian analyzed Gutmann's greatest accomplishments during her 17-year stretch as University president.

More than 1,300 petition against Penn’s decision to hold commencement on a Jewish holiday

(03/24/21 5:06am)

When Wharton senior Gabe Low thinks about commencement, he feels disappointment. For Low, who took two gap years to serve in the Israeli Army, the journey to commencement has been an unconventional one — six years in the making. But because commencement this year is scheduled on Shavuot, a Jewish holiday, Low and other Orthodox Jewish students must grapple with whether or not to attend. 

Penn prof. stands by controversial Toobin op-ed, but denies he defended sexual harassment

(10/29/20 4:13am)

Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of history education at Penn's Graduate School of Education, came under fire on social media this past week for his controversial op-ed in the New York Daily News, which many perceived to be making unjust excuses for The New Yorker reporter Jeffrey Toobin's workplace masturbation scandal.