PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.
Media Contact:Patrick Morgan | firstname.lastname@example.org | 267-438-7154 March 29, 2011
President Amy Gutmann says Denzel Washington “used his tremendous talent as an actor to bring the most significant social and historical issues into the limelight.”
Message from the President:
The Penn community is tremendously grateful that all students, faculty and staff who were in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe, uninjured and making their way back to campus. Now, our attention must turn to how we can help the Japanese people recover from this tragic event.
President Amy Gutmann is named to a new national commission on the humanities and social sciences.
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | email@example.com | 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.