• Penn Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

    Penn Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

    Honored for its commitment to civic and local engagement through community service and service learning, Penn was one of five institutions in the country to receive the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

  • W. E. B. Du Bois’ Profound Cultural Influence

    W. E. B. Du Bois’ Profound Cultural Influence

    During his lifetime, W. E. B. Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, author, public intellectual, and civil rights activist. Today, Du Bois is widely considered one of the most important scholars of his generation, who still influences researchers, according to Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations in the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Penn Vet Holds Free Vaccine Clinic

    Penn Vet Holds Free Vaccine Clinic

    For some Philadelphia residents, meeting their own medical care costs can be difficult, and providing preventive healthcare for their animal companions is simply out of reach.

  • Who is in That Quaker Suit?

    Who is in That Quaker Suit?

    Underneath that big head and well-upholstered body, five different students make the Penn Quaker come to life. Tradition insists that their identities remain secret, so in this story, they will be known as Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. White, and Mr. Blonde.

  • Teaching and Making Music in the ‘Colored Waiting Room’

    Teaching and Making Music in the ‘Colored Waiting Room’

    That others would find the title of Guthrie Ramsey Jr.’s latest CD both intriguing and repulsive doesn’t bother him. Ramsey, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at Penn, is a musician, historian and thought provocateur.