A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.
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Annie Bennett was half way to graduation at a small liberal arts college when she made the decision to transfer to the University of Pennsylvania.
Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.
Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.
Nearly 35 pre-teens received their acceptance letters to the University of Pennsylvania -- at least for one day.
On Friday, Nov. 21, eighth-graders from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia became honorary college students at Penn during College Day 2014.