News Archives

New Penn Initiative to Preserve African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites
Weitzman School of Design | Tue, 10/13/2020
Penn's Stuart Weitzman School of Design is launching a new initiative to advance the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage sites relating to African American struggles for equality, from before the passage of the 14th Amendment to the present day.
The Penn Experience: Racism, Reconciliation, and Engagement
SP2 News | Wed, 10/07/2020
For more than a century, spearheading social change has always been at the core of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice’s (SP2) knowledge-building activities and practice. But partnering with the School of Dental Medicine on such work is one thing we’ve never done before.
How a brilliant biologist was failed by science
BBC | Wed, 10/07/2020
Roger Arliner Young’s brilliance made her the first black woman in the US to hold a doctorate in zoology. But her academic promise was failed by a system too rooted in prejudice to accept her as an equal.
Penn Athletics announces updates to its Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism and composition of Racial Justice Task Force
Penn Athletics News | Wed, 10/07/2020
The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce updates to its Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism (released this summer) and the composition of its Racial Justice Task Force.
Grace Calhoun named “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal
Penn Athletics | Tue, 08/25/2020
Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, the T. Gibbs Kane, Jr. W'69 Director of Athletics and Recreation at Penn, has been named to the 2020 class of "Game Changers: Women in Sports Business" by the Sports Business Journal.
Mamta Accapadi: Vice Provost for University Life
Almanac | Tue, 07/14/2020
Provost Wendell Pritchett recently announced the appointment of Mamta Motwani Accapadi as Vice Provost for University Life.
Facing mounting pressure, ICE rescinds visa rule
Penn Today | Tue, 07/14/2020
Amid mounting pressure from colleges and universities, including Penn, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has revoked a controversial policy affecting international students with F-1 visas.
A new public safety review and outreach initiative launches
Penn Today | Thu, 07/09/2020
This Public Safety Review and Outreach Initiative seeks to conduct a comprehensive review and outreach program to assess Penn’s success in creating a physically and emotionally safe environment.
Penn forms working group to study campus names and iconography
Penn Today | Thu, 07/02/2020
Penn announces plans to remove statue of George Whitefield and forms working group to study campus names and iconography.
Charles L. Howard named Penn’s Vice President for Social Equity and Community
Penn Today | Tue, 06/23/2020
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett are pleased to announce the appointment of Charles L. “Chaz” Howard as the University of Pennsylvania’s first-ever Vice President for Social Equity and Community.