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Media Contact:Stephen J. MacCarthy | | 215-898-8722May 8, 2012

Penn Trustees to Extend President Gutmann’s Contract

PHILADELPHIA -- The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania will extend the contract of President Amy Gutmann for five additional years beyond its current expiration date. 

Video: National Constitution Center: The Spirit of Compromise

May 3, 2012

President Amy Gutmann discusses her new book, The Spirit of Compromise, at the National Constitution Center.

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Felix Helps Women Set 2 Penn Relays Records and Leads Team USA to 6-0 Sweep of World

April 28, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is featured in a photograph with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller during the Penn Relays.

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Top US College to Offer Free Classes on the Web

April 29, 2012

President Amy Gutmann comments on Penn involvement in Coursera.

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Misconceptions About Compromise

April 29, 2012

President Amy Gutmann co-authors an article about the misunderstandings of compromise, particularly within the political sector.

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Access to 52,000 Testimonials of Holocaust Survivors Now Available at Penn

April 20, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the USC Shoah Foundation Institute archives which are now available at Penn.

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Holocaust Testimonials Find a Home at the University of Pennsylvania

April 24, 2012

President Amy Gutmann says, “I have spent some hours listening to them, and for me, personally it’s just incredibly moving and important.”

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Penn Acquires a Collection of Video Testimonies of Survivors and Witnesses to the Holocaust

April 22, 2012

President Amy Gutmann says, “By bringing the Shoah archive to Penn’s campus, we provide access to the richest available collection of personal and historical narratives from those who endured and bore witness to the Holocaust.”

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422April 23, 2012

Hey Day: Penn’s Juniors Will Be Declared Seniors

PHILADELPHIA –- Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors will celebrate Hey Day 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes and biting into straw hats.

A celebration that is unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event will begin with a class picnic, followed by the class procession to College Hall.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411April 20, 2012

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Honorary Degree From Columbia

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Columbia University at Columbia’s 258th commencement exercises on May 16 in New York City.