Articles by Bala Thenappan
Pottruck will reopen under a phased approach for fall 2020As the reopening phases progress, Campus Recreation will increase hours, group exercise programming, services, and access to other indoor facilities such as squash, indoor tennis, and the Fox Fitness Center.
Congressmen author letter calling on Penn to disclose diversity of endowment managersRep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms.
Greek houses must have only single rooms in the fall, forcing some students out of housesGreek organizations that do not have the space to provide all of their members with a single room have the power to determine who gets to stay in the chapter house.
Progressive Penn grad defeats incumbent to represent West Philadelphia in Pa. statehouseIn January 2021, 2013 Engineering graduate Rick Krajewski will take office to represent Philadelphia’s 188th district, which encompasses Penn’s campus in University City.
Penn launches free virtual summer academy for rising Philadelphia high school seniorsThe goal of the program is to increase students' access to high-quality learning and help prepare them for success after high school.
Paideia Program announces 20 inaugural fellows who will take civic discourse seminarsThe group of 20 inaugural fellows were selected for their commitment to “developing the knowledge, skills, and values needed for effective, ethical, and civil dialogue in a diverse world.”
Meet the candidates, including a Penn grad, for West Philadelphia seat in Pa. legislatureThe primary election is scheduled to take place on June 2, and the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is May 26.
Rev. Al Sharpton calls for minority representation, transparency in management of endowmentSharpton asked Gutmann to publish a report on the involvement of African American professionals in the management of Penn’s $14.7 billion endowment.