Philadelphia & Community


Some Black South Philly High Students Resent Being Lumped with Attackers

December 8, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the recent violent attacks at South Philadelphia High School.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Sustainable Feast at the College Dining Hall

November 25, 2009
Vice President Marie Witt and Laurie Cousart, both of Business Services, and Michelle Jacobson, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, comment on Penn Dining’s local-food initiative.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Progress Lagging on President's House Project

November 22, 2009
Michael Zuckerman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses progress on the President's House memorial.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Insurer Plans Its Own Clinic in North Philadelphia

November 16, 2009
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on the use of insurance-based health clinics.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Mark Alan Hughes: Franklin Field's New Triple Threat

November 11, 2009
Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design discusses the George A. Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field and Penn’s eastward move toward the Schuylkill River.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Penn Students Learn How to Help Peers in Need

November 9, 2009
Penn’s Health Living Task Force staffers and students discuss the importance of mental health and support during rough times.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Park in West Phila. to Open in 2011

November 7, 2009
President Amy Gutmann shares her vision for Penn Park at the groundbreaking.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 5, 2009

Penn Park Groundbreaking Is Today at 1 p.m.



A groundbreaking at the University of Pennsylvania for its 24-acre, $46 million Penn Park that features pedestrian walks, three athletic fields and a 12-court outdoor tennis facility and will bring 20 percent more open space to the campus.

The park is made up of 14 acres of land Penn purchased from the U.S. Postal Service in 2007 as well as 10 acres the University already owned around South Street.


Four Years Later, It's Seth's Office

November 3, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the Philadelphia district attorney election.
Article Source: Metro

Penn Park Moves Forward

November 3, 2009
Penn Park’s groundbreaking is highlighted.