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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422December 6, 2011

Penn Receives Grant From Pew Charitable Trusts to Support Presidential Term Professorships

PHILADELPHIA – The Pew Charitable Trusts have given $2 million to support Presidential Term Professorships at the University of Pennsylvania.  The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

How to Free Congress’s Mind

November 29, 2011

President Amy Gutmann co-authors an op-ed about compromise among members of Congress.

Article Source: New York Times

An Audience of High School Students Gets a Life Lesson from Penn’s President

November 10, 2011

President Amy Gutmann addresses a group of New York high school students about college.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 25, 2011

Penn Ranked Among Most Affordable Private Institutions

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most affordable private colleges in the United States.

The ranking was issued by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and lists “the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability.”  Penn was ranked sixth among the nation’s top 100 private universities. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 25, 2011

Raymond G. Perelman to Receive the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement


PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will present prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman with the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement, one of the University’s highest honors, at an Oct. 26 reception celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Calling Philosophers of Education

October 12, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for comments about the value of a university education.

New Park at University of Pennsylvania

September 16, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Penn Park, calling it a “beautiful, sustainable, green oasis.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

“Ethically Impossible”

September 14, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, shares her views on a 1940s STD experiment in Guatemala.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 13, 2011

Penn Park Opening Celebration Slated for Thursday


WHAT:       The University of Pennsylvania will officially open Penn Park with a ceremonial tree-planting and ribbon-cutting at a University-wide picnic celebration, complete with food, field games, music and fireworks.

Audio: Amy Gutmann, Directora de la Comisión Presidencial Habla del Estudio de Asuntos de Bioética Donde Se Analizó Lo Sucedido Entre 1946 y 1948 en Guatemala Sobre Enfermedades Venéreas

September 13, 2011

President Amy Gutmann shares her comments about ethical issues regarding a 1940s STD study in Guatemala.

Article Source: La W Radio