• Penn Celebrates Campaign’s Success

    Penn Celebrates Campaign’s Success

    In February, Penn announced it had raised $4.3 billion in the Making History Campaign, exceeding its original goal. On Friday, April 19, Penn said a big “thank you” to everyone who helped make that resounding success a reality.

  • Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

    A revolution is afoot in higher education. The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will likely bring sweeping changes to the American business model of higher education, drastically increase the numbers of students educated by collegiate-level courses, and transform the quality of education for millions of students around the world.

  • The Philly Accent is Steadily Changing

    The Philly Accent is Steadily Changing

    If you say, “wooder ice,” when you order a water ice treat, or scream, “Go Iggles!” when the Eagles are playing, chances are, you’re from Philadelphia—or as some residents call it, “Fluffya.”

  • A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January.

  • Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    After a three-year renovation project, the top floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center could become one of the most popular spots on campus, boasting expanded study and meeting spaces, along with breathtaking bird’s-eye views.