• Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois’ Scholarship

    Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois’ Scholarship

    In February, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to posthumously bestow civil rights activist and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois with an Honorary Emeritus Professorship in Sociology and Africana Studies.[youtube]http://www.youtube.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The History of Diversity at Penn

    The History of Diversity at Penn

    How does one distinguish between diversity and inclusion? Penn, in partnership with the James Brister Society, examines the question, and provides a snapshot of diversity at Penn since its founding in the short film “Towards Inclusion: Diversity at Penn.

  • That’s the Way it Was

    That’s the Way it Was

    In the “Golden Age” of broadcast television, CBS Evening News Anchor Walter Cronkite was called the most trusted man in America. When he signed off with his signature line “That’s the way it is,” that’s the way it was.