President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the new Penn Compact 2020 Presidential Initiative.
President Amy Gutmann says, “The South Bank of the future will be a dynamic, mixed-use incubator of ideas.”
President Amy Gutmann is quoted about Wendell Pritchett returning to the Law School as a Presidential Term Professor.
The 2014 commencement speaker, John Legend, is announced.
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price have formed a new Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare. The Task Force will examine the challenges confronting students that can affect their psychological health and wellbeing; review and assess the efficacy of Penn resources for helping students manage psychological problems, stress, or situational crises; and make recommendations related to programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality and safety of student life.
Wendell E. Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden and a former University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, will return to the Penn faculty as a Presidential Term Professor.
After hearing Arab music for the first time at a wedding a couple of years ago, University of Pennsylvania senior Idrees Syed was so enthralled with the sounds that he soon began taking drumming lessons in the Arab Music Ensemble percussion class at Penn.
“The sounds were just mesmerizing,” Syed says.