People of Penn

People make Penn go ‘round. Toddlers, teenagers, and young adults. Twenty-somethings, 30-somethings, and 40- and 50-plus. Sexagenarians, septuagenarians, octogenarians, and maybe even more. The “Greatest” Generation, the Silent Generation, and those who came before. Baby Boomers, Generation X-ers, and Millennials. Students, faculty, and staff.

People who think, study, create, build, support, give, advise, care, protect, serve, and make other people.

Without people, Penn would be a lifeless, dark, and derelict place.

“People of Penn” is a Current multimedia project highlighting only a modicum of the diverse members of the University faculty and staff community in his or her space on campus. Each acts as one of the tens of thousands of beats to Penn’s ever-pumping heart and centuries-old soul. They are, in part, police officers, doctors, curators, biologists, clinicians, and fabricators.

Each is unique in his or her own right, and together they make us whole. Me, we.


Photos by Scott Spitzer
Text by Heather A. Davis, Greg Johnson, and Maria Zankey