Institutional

Big s(PENN)der: U. of Pennsylvania Impact $9.5B a Year in Phila.

February 2, 2011

Penn is featured for the economic contributions made to the city and the commonwealth.

Competition for Colleges Increasing as Applications Rise

February 2, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses the large increase of applications and Penn’s no-loan financial-aid policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

Top Schools: Wharton

January 31, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School comments on the new curriculum changes that the school will soon implement.

Article Source: Financial Times
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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.

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Media Contact:Jennifer Rizzi | rizzi@upenn.edu | 215-573-6107
Media Contact:Barbara Lea-Kruger | bkruger@upenn.edu | 215-898-2698January 28, 2011

Penn Ready for RecycleMania 2011

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania community is gearing up for its fourth year of participation in RecycleMania, an annual waste-reduction and recycling competition between colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

A Real Turn-Off at Penn

January 20, 2011

Penn’s “Power Down Challenge” is highlighted for reducing energy usage.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 18, 2011

Penn Undergraduate Applications Increase 17 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has reported a 17 percent increase in applications for admission to the class of 2015, according to Eric J. Furda, dean of admissions.  More than 31,600 applications were received, an increase from nearly 27,000 last year.  

Harvard Nets 35, 000 Applications

January 20, 2011

Penn is cited for the 17 percent increase in applications.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 20, 2011

College Houses Participating in Winter Power Down Save Penn Nearly 7 Percent on Their Electric Bill

 

PHILADELPHIA –- As University of Pennsylvania students headed off for winter break in December, many took the pledge to turn down, turn off or unplug appliances as part of the Power Down Challenge.    

Turns out they did more than pledge; their efforts translated into an average 7.2 percent daily reduction in electrical use during the break and $2,300 in savings for the University, compared to usage in the same resident halls during the winter break last year.