President Amy Gutmann, David Cohen of the Board of Trustees and Sally and Alvin Shoemaker are spotlighted for the grand opening of Shoemaker Green.
A grand opening ceremony for Shoemaker Green, the University of Pennsylvania’s newest landscape project. It honors emeritus trustee Alvin Shoemaker.
The 2.75-acre green space features a central lawn encircled by walkways, benches and an eating area. Its native plantings and rain garden are just some of its sustainability features.
It also is home to the University’s newly refurbished war memorial.
217 S. 33rd St., in front of the Palestra
PHILADELPHIA – Shoemaker Green, the newest landscape project on the University of Pennsylvania campus, was created in honor of emeritus trustee Alvin Shoemaker.
The 2.75-acre green space features a central lawn surrounded by walkways along the perimeter and native plantings. It is located along 33rd Street in front of the Palestra and between the David Rittenhouse Labs and the Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field.
In many regards, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Michael Keramidas is a typical college student, clad in a T-shirt and jeans, with a quick smile and a buzz cut. He was No. 1 in his high school class and applied to 15 colleges.
In high school, he participated in dozens of activities, including mock trial, student council, speech league, quiz team and more. He worked in the district office of his long-time state representative. During high school summers, Keramidas attended leadership camps, most recently at Cornell University.
WHO: Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania
WHAT: Move-in for Penn's Class of 2016