News Archives

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.
Erika H. James Named Dean of Penn’s Wharton School
Penn Today | Wed, 02/26/2020
Erika H. James has been named the next dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
A Time Traveling Harriet Tubman, Brought to Life on Stage
Penn Today | Wed, 02/19/2020
In English faculty Lorene Cary’s first play, Harriet Tubman toggles between her 19th-century life and a present-day Philadelphia prison where she recruits soldiers to fight with her in the Civil War.
Stay Strong, Penn
International Student & Scholar Services | Fri, 02/14/2020
View a video from students, staff, and faculty from across campus, sending a positive message to our Penn community.  Our hearts go out to our Penn community and families around the globe that have been impacted by the recent coronavirus outbreak. Let's stand together to keep Penn healthy, welcoming and understanding.  Produced by Penn Global International Student and Scholar Services in partnership with Penn students, staff, and faculty.
Exhibition Showcases the Brilliance of Black Women Writers
Penn Today | Fri, 02/14/2020
A new Penn Libraries show features materials from the Joanna Banks collection. A companion symposium on Black women writing across genres begins on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Penn Experts Reflect on the Legacy of Susan B. Anthony and Voting Rights
Penn Today | Thu, 02/13/2020
This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment as well as the bicentennial of Susan B. Anthony’s birth. Penn experts reflect on Anthony’s legacy and voting rights today.
Future Collaborators and Scientific Pioneers at the Women in STEM Symposium
Penn Today | Thu, 02/13/2020
Graduate students and faculty across Penn met to share their work and discuss solutions for issues faced by women in STEM.