Penn Compact

Penn to Team Up With KIPP Charters

May 16, 2012

Penn is partnering with the KIPP Schools to form a college-completion program.

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Media Contact:Steve Mancini | | May 16, 2012

Penn Partners With KIPP Schools to Promote College Completion in Underserved Communities

PHILADELPHIA -– The KIPP Foundation announced today that it will partner with the University of Pennsylvania in an effort to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This is KIPP’s first college partnership with an Ivy League university and its 10th partnership with an institution of higher learning since the fall of 2011.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 11, 2012

Six Penn Students Receive U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships

          PHILADELPHIA – Six University of Pennsylvania students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships for study this summer:

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Media Contact:Kat Stein | | 215-898-9642 May 10, 2012

Georgia Higher Education Policies Hurt Blacks, Hispanics and Poor, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Georgia’s higher education policies are making it harder for black, Hispanic and poor Georgians to get a college education, according to a new report released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Research on Higher Education.

Penn Gets $25 Million for Cancer-research Center

May 9, 2012

Penn has received a $25 million from Mindy and Jon Gray to establish a center focused on prevention and treatment of cancers associated with BRCA mutations.

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Penn to Extend President Gutmann Through 2019

May 9, 2012

President Amy Gutmann will remain at the University’s helm into 2019.

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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. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151May 7, 2012

Geoffrey Canada, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn's 256th Commencement May 14

Weather Update

Academic and Alumni Processions Canceled ONLY

Due to the weather, the academic and alumni processions have been canceled. The STUDENT procession across campus will continue as planned. The Commencement ceremony will begin as scheduled in Franklin Field at 10:15 a.m. The gates will open at 8:30 a.m. for parents and guests.

Penn is a Champ When it Comes to Green Power

May 3, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Penn ranks at the top of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green power champions among universities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820May 3, 2012

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Launches Development of Child-Survival Tool Kit for Donors

Each year, before reaching age age 5, almost 8 million children die from preventable causes. The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the School of Social Policy & Practice is doing something about it.