• Quidditch Comes to Campus

    Quidditch Comes to Campus

    Students who grew up reading about the fictional game of quidditch in the “Harry Potter” books have devised a way to play a whimsical form of the sport on campus.

  • Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Penn President Amy Gutmann presented the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement to prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond Perelman at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Ethically Impossible

    Ethically Impossible

    The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, has completed the first phase of an important study on U.S.-funded research conducted in the 1940s in Guatemala that involved intentionally exposing and infecting vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases without the subjects' consent.

  • Penn Park Opens

    Penn Park Opens

    Neither gray skies nor a blustery cold front could cloud the sunny smiles or curb the enthusiasm of those who came out to enjoy the opening of Penn Park. In fact, a rainbow crowned the closing of the event.

  • Freshmen Initiated into Penn Academic Community at Convocation

    Freshmen Initiated into Penn Academic Community at Convocation

    On the evening before the first day of classes, the newest students got a chance to participate in their first University tradition — Convocation, the ceremonial welcome into the Penn academic community.