Diversity News

Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann on the repeal of DACA
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it will begin to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status granted to an estimated 800,000 young people in the US, pending further action by Congress. The University has vigorously reaffirmed the commitments that first made in November 2016.
President Gutmann’s Letter Supporting DACA
In response to a letter from a group of Penn faculty received Nov. 14, 2016, President Amy Gutmann expressed her continued support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Cathy Bartch, associate director of the Latin American & Latino Studies Program (LALS) and Tulia Falleti, director of LALS, thanked Dr. Gutmann on behalf of the faculty for her advocacy and work for immigration reform and impassioned response on the issue of immigrant students. 
Penn Futures Project Names Inaugural Calvin Bland Fellows
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the University’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) announced the names of the first Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows.  Supported by a $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Fellows will collaborate on research aimed at improving the lives of at-risk young men and boys of color and their families.  The Fellows were selected from the faculty at the Schoo
José Bauermeister Appointed Presidential Professor
José Arturo Bauermeister has been named the 10th Presidential Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.