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Administration

04/08/10 10:35pm

Obama to appoint prof. to bioethics committee

President Obama announced his intent to appoint Penn Law prof. Anita Allen to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
04/06/10 5:58am

*Class days added due to snow days

After considerable deliberation, the University has decided to extend the spring semester into reading days to compensate for class time lost in the two snow days this winter.
04/06/10 5:10am

*Two professors stripped of tenure

The University announced Monday that two dining employees have received tenure, while two esteemed professors will be stripped of tenure.
03/24/10 12:30pm
A year after he left his position as Penn Provost to become the president of Johns Hopkins University, Ron Daniels has “hit the ground running” in his first term as the 14th President of Johns Hopkins University.
03/24/10 3:03am

Gutmann honored with service award

Penn President Amy Gutmann received the “Service to Humanity Award” for Penn’s commitment to research and campus advancements at the March of Dimes Foundation’s 17th annual Transportation, Building and Constructions Awards Luncheon Tuesday.
03/17/10 8:24pm

Penn Med dean will step down in 2011

Arthur Rubenstein, Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the Penn Health System, will step down when his term ends on June 30, 2011.
03/17/10 6:07am
Specific goals were to increase internship and study abroad opportunities for Penn students in China, as well as opportunities for collaboration between Penn and Chinese faculty.
03/10/10 9:00pm
Penn’s former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Fry was named president of Drexel University on Wednesday, March 10.
03/01/10 4:33am

Trustees talk tuition and renovations

Penn’s 57-member Board of Trustees, led by chairman David Cohen, convened last week at the Inn at Penn to approve some of Penn’s large-scale efforts and decisions.
02/25/10 3:35am

Unlike peers, no major cuts for SAS grad division

The struggling economy has caused a nationwide decrease in the size of doctoral programs, but Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not plan to make any significant cuts.
02/22/10 3:03am

U. offers hundreds of job opportunities to grads

For those seniors willing to stay on campus post-graduation, several hundred jobs are available within the University, according to Career Services Director Patricia Rose.
02/16/10 5:37am
Members of the Student Labor Action Project delivered Valentines to Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and pillows to Penn President Amy Gutmann every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
02/12/10 5:29am

Gutmann supports the DREAM Act

Minority student groups worked together to convince Penn President Amy Gutmann to take a public stance on the Development, Relief, Education for Alien Minors Act.
02/04/10 8:03am
The $500,000 Carnegie award that Penn President Amy Gutmann received in the fall will go toward research, internships and GAPSA meetings.
02/03/10 6:26am

Gutmann signs green pledge in Switzerland

Gutmann joined 24 university presidents to sign the Sustainable Campus Charter at the World Economic Forum, an annual conference seeking to improve the global economy.
01/29/10 5:03am

Annenberg sets long-term goals

If reapproved by the Board of Trustees in Feb., Annenberg Dean Michael Delli Carpini will continue in his role for a second term, during which he hopes to continue setting and fulfilling his goals.
01/28/10 6:00am

Cost-containment strategy saves Penn $59 million

The containment period has been extended until June 2011, with a targeted $100 million in “cost avoidance."
01/20/10 12:30am

Penn receives $20 million gift

George Weiss — a Penn alum, trustee and chair of the Making History Campaign — donated $20 million to endow four new professorships in the Penn Integrates Knowledge program.
01/15/10 5:29am

Professor emeritus William Evan dies at 87

Evan taught sociology and management at the University for over 50 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn in 1946.
01/14/10 3:03am

Funding for Vet School cut 13 percent

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell exercised a line item veto and reduced the Vet School appropriation from $34,419,000 to $30 million.