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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 17, 2011

Penn’s 2011-12 Financial Aid Budget at Its Highest; Undergrad Tuition Hike Second Lowest in 43 Years

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania today announced its second-smallest tuition increase in 43 years -– 3.9 percent -– while reaffirming its commitment to its no-loan financial-aid program. Penn will expand its financial-aid budget for the coming year by $10.7 million, or 7.7 percent, to $161 million.

Increasing access for undergraduate students is one of President Amy Gutmann’s top priorities; the University has increased its financial-aid budget by 104 percent since she became president in 2004.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 17, 2011

Penn’s Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named to Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences

PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, have been named to a new national commission to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences.

The West Isn’t Working

February 4, 2011

President Amy Gutmann participates in a debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Article Source: CNBC
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2011

Penn Reports Economic Impact of $14 Billion on Pennsylvania, $9.5 Billion on Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine contribute $14 billion yearly, or $38 million per day, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and $9.5 billion, or $26 million per day, to the City of Philadelphia. The 2010 economic and fiscal impact of the university is outlined in a new independent report conducted by Econsult Corp. of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 January 28, 2011

Penn’s Climate Action Plan Progress Reported at Global University Leaders Forum

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania was among a dozen universities from around the world that presented their campus sustainability reports this week at the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum.

Davos Notes: State of the Union Shrugs, Burnout Davos Style, and the Spirit of RFK Hovers Above CNBC Unemployment Debate

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann says “ training prepares people for the jobs of 2011, education prepares people for the jobs of 2021.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Davos 2011: Seeding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann backs increased status and compensation for teachers.

Article Source: Huffington Post

CNBC Debate: Boost Jobs by Education

January 26, 2011

President Amy Gutmann shares her views on foreign students remaining in the U.S. to contribute to the economy.

Article Source: CNBC

Manpower Inc. Points to Education as Solution to Boost Employment

January 25, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is cited for her participation in a debate at the World Economic Forum 2011 Annual Meeting in Davos.

Article Source: PR Newswire

Synthetic Biology Makes Scary Headlines, but Universities Promote It as a Lifesaver

January 16, 2011

President Amy Gutmann comments on a synthetic-biology process that “has the potential for revolutionizing the treatment of a very deadly and prevalent disease.”