Gutmann wrote that she will continue to serve as Penn's president until June 30, 2022, as she had previously planned, or whenever the U.S. Senate confirms her as the ambassador, which would likely accelerate her departure.
The rebranding will give the center the opportunity to grow and expand programming beyond Penn's campus by holding upcoming performances at Morris Arboretum and the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Gutman is the the longest serving president in Penn’s history. Her contract will end in 2022.
The administrators wrote that the paid day off given as a way to show appreciation for the cooperation, collaboration, and innovation that occurred among faculty and staff during the pandemic.
A group of Penn Law students collectively wrote an open letter to refute Biden's argument that Ivy League students are undeserving of student debt relief.
The petition has five demands as part of the reparations process including a formal apology from Penn President Amy Gutmann to the victims and their families and financial reparations for those affected.
Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut $32 million in funding from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dennis Ronel's accident prompted an outpouring of support from family, friends, and Penn alumni, and reignited criticisms of pedestrian safety on Penn's campus.
Penn's Gene Therapy Program signed a lease with Discovery Labs, a company that leases biopharma space for life science research, on May 25, significantly expanding its life science research capacity.
“The world needs more engineers, and I am proud to be Dean of a school that graduates outstanding engineers who are poised to have a tremendous impact on the world,” Kumar wrote in an emailed statement to the DP.
Penn is the fourth Ivy League institution — following Brown, Columbia, and Yale — to require that its employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The updated guidelines remove restrictions on Penn-affiliated travel, allow departments to host visitors on campus, and permit the use of on-campus spaces.
The prizes are awarded annually to graduating seniors to encourage them to design engagement projects that will make a positive difference in the world in their first year after college.
Some off-campus housing locations are struggling to fill vacancies as Penn's policy requiring sophomores to live in campus housing takes effect for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The vice provost for education oversees undergraduate and graduate education at Penn, designing and implementing policies that promote academic excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary knowledge.
The protest was organized by Black liberation advocacy group MOVE, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, following the discovery that the Penn Museum stored the remains of at least one child killed in the bombing.
The resolution considers full divestment to be an end to new investments by Fiscal Year 2021, and complete divestment by Fiscal Year 2025.
Following nationwide coverage and uproar, the University committed to a "respectful, consultative resolution" with the goal of reuniting the remains with the Africa family, according to an email sent Wednesday afternoon to undergraduates from Provost Wendell Pritchett and Penn Museum Director Christopher Woods.
Penn Museum apologized for using the remains for research and teaching purposes, rather than returning the remains to the Africa family.
Penn's chapter of the American Association of University Professors urged the administration to refrain from encouraging professors to teach through the 10-minute passing time at the end of class meetings.