Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell exercised a line item veto and reduced the Vet School appropriation from $34,419,000 to $30 million.
Lynn Hollen Lees, a history professor, has been appointed the Vice Provost for Faculty, according to Provost Vincent Price.
If approved by the Board of Trustees Michael Delli Carpini will be dean until 2015.
Christopher H. Browne, who graduated in 1969 from the College, died Sunday of a heart attack. Since 2000, he has given over $25 million to the University to create professorships.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that University President Amy Gutmann will be the chairwoman of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Admissions representatives travel to over 30 countries in any given year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda. And in spite of University-wide budget cuts, the admissions travel budget “hasn’t been cut at all.”
In a celebration of the founding of fraternity Psi Upsilon, Penn’s Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discussed the University’s past, present and future.
In the Chronicle of Higher Education's ranking of university presidents' salaries, Penn's Amy Gutmann is one of the best-paid, earning $1.28 million in fiscal year 2008.
Although a major part of each of the fall trustees meetings was spent celebrating James Riepe’s decade as chairman of the board, much discussion also surrounded the University’s financial health, academic goals and environmental sustainability.
Long-time University trustee David Cohen is four days from becoming the chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Penn is expanding its programs to all corners of the world, including the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Last Saturday, the rooftop garden on Claire M. Fagin Hall was dedicated to the alumni of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s now-defunct Nursing Diploma Program.
The Provost’s Office and the Trustees Council of Penn Women have established an award to recognize community members for efforts that help female faculty advance in the workplace.
Penn President Amy Gutmann was one of four higher-education leaders to receive a 2009 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award yesterday.
In an effort to reach members of underrepresented religious groups, the Chaplain's Office has hired the first of what may be a few Interfaith Fellows.
Penn InTouch received a dramatic makeover toward the end of last semester. But the changes may have only been screen-deep.
Students this year have a wider range of options in choosing their health insurance policy with the addition of the Penn Add-On Plan, designed to supplement a pre-existing private insurance plan.
The University fulfilled its pledge to the environment with its Climate Action Plan, fulfills the promise President Gutmann when she signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
Provost Vincent Price became the first interim provost in University history to permanently fill the position when he officially assumed office July 1. He replaced former Provost Ron Daniels, who left Penn last winter to serve as president of Johns Hopkins University.
The recently released executive compensation figures for the 2008 fiscal year - which began on July 1, 2007 and ended on June 30, 2008 - were as expected, with no University officials receiving surprising increases in compensation.