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Administration

09/02/14 6:18pm
Gutmann is the top-paid Penn employee for the first time in fiscal year 2013. 
08/28/14 6:01pm
Vice Provost for Education Andrew Binns will step down from his position after this year, Provost Vincent Price said on Thursday.
08/27/14 12:13am

Penn announces search committee for Engineering dean

Current Dean Eduardo Glandt will step down in June 2015 at the end of his current term.
08/26/14 9:37pm

Penn successfully reaccredited for the next decade

Penn graduates can hang their degrees with pride for another ten years, thanks to the University’s reaccreditation earlier this summer. On June 26, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the University’s accreditation after a rigorous process rooting back to October 2012.
08/26/14 9:23pm

PennPraxis leader to head to Drexel

Drexel University will announce to trustees and senior staff tomorrow that Harris Steinberg, currently executive director of PennPraxis, will head the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, according to an article in Philadelphia Magazine. 
08/26/14 8:31pm
The grand opening of Penn's innovation center, the Pennovation Center on Penn's South Bank campus, will be celebrated on Oct. 31 at University-wide event
08/26/14 7:04pm

Penn inaugurates search for new Student Health director

Acting director Dr Max King says the search should conclude by the end of the semester.
08/20/14 5:31pm
Penn’s mental health task force is in the process of synthesizing information and developing recommendations aimed at improving mental health resources on campus, after conducting research and interviews last semester and over the summer.
08/20/14 9:06am
Penn Medicine is currently in the planning stages of development on a new hospital tower, which could cost $1.5 billion, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
07/23/14 8:27pm
Marilyn Taylor, who began her term as PennDesign dean in 2008, will now serve until 2016. During her time at Penn, she has increased the school's visibility and influence.
07/16/14 9:19pm
Beginning her interim term on June 16, Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiative Director Julie Lyzinski Nettleton will serve until Michele Goldfarb’s permanent replacement is appointed. She will continue to lead the AOD — where she has worked since 2005 — while serving as interim director.
07/08/14 10:11pm
Allocating $197 million toward undergraduate financial aid, the recently enacted budget — which took effect July 1 and will terminate with the fiscal year on June 30, 2015 — saw a 4.5 percent increase in undergraduate financial aid.
06/25/14 9:44pm
Board Chair David L. Cohen recognized the detrimental health effects of tobacco, but said that it does not constitute a “moral evil.” According to Penn’s divestment policy, areas being considered for divestment must qualify as “a moral evil implicating a core University value that is creating a substantial social injury.” Cohen also stressed that the Trustees are obligated to the growth and protection of the University’s endowment.
06/25/14 8:37pm
On Monday at the White House Summit on Working Families, former University President and current President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin shed light on the payment gap between male and female faculty members after she was asked if women always know and communicate their value.“When I was offered the Presidency of Penn...I think the board believed that I would and should feel extremely grateful,” Rodin said. “They offered me a salary and I went home overnight and started to get really angry.”
06/20/14 6:12pm
Gutmann created a consultative committee to advise her on the reappointment of Provost Price. The Trustees voted to reappoint him to a second term at their Friday meeting.
05/15/14 5:43pm

Penn to revamp NSO sexual violence training

As colleges around the nation have come under scrutiny for alleged failings in handling sexual violence on campus, Penn has updated both its sexual violence policy and sexual violence education to make sure it is fully in compliance with federal law.
05/15/14 2:45pm

For adjuncts, a disappointing academic experience

The replacement of tenure-track faculty positions with adjunct, or contingent, faculty positions at universities has gained significant public attention in the past year. Now, two organizations are targeting the perceived inequity that contingent faculty are facing.
05/14/14 1:54pm

Annenberg dean extends term until 2018

Dean of the Annenberg School of Communication  Michael Delli Carpini, who was appointed dean in 2003, has agreed to extend his deanship until June 30, 2018.
05/12/14 6:01pm

SHS director died on Thursday

Evelyn Wiener, the director of Student Health Services, died on Thursday. She was 62.
05/06/14 5:15pm

Penn proposes revisions to sexual violence policy

The proposed additions would add specific definitions for relationship violence, domestic violence and stalking.