Two Penn professors win 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine for mRNA research that led to COVID-19 vaccines

BY: - October 2, 2023

Two professors at the University of Pennsylvania were awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday, for their research that led to the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.  Katalin Karikó is an adjunct professor of neurosurgery and Drew Weissman is the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research, both at Penn’s Perelman School of […]

Penn Law professor Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania photo)

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’

BY: - July 19, 2022

Professor Amy Wax has been accused of "disparaging immigrants, people of color, and women," according to Penn Law School's dean.

How a Philly man is fighting the city’s gun violence epidemic — one drum line at a time

BY: - April 29, 2022

The Beloved Care Project, which recently marched around Philly's university campus, aims to address the root causes of gun violence.

Penn faculty, staff call on university to pay its ‘fair share’ to support Philly public schools

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — More than 200 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have urged their new leadership to pay “fair share” to support Philadelphia public schools. The Penn faculty and staffers have delivered letters to the new Chair of the Board of Trustees Scott L. Bok asking him to reverse […]

Independent report on handling of MOVE bombing victims’ remains attempts to clear Penn of fault

BY: - August 25, 2021

Penn Museum handed over the remains of the MOVE bombing victims to MOVE members July 2, according to the report.


Change universities to change capitalism | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2021

Producing a truly more humane and effective system will also require changing American higher education.

Penn pledges $100M to help Philly schools fight lead, asbestos

BY: - November 18, 2020

The donation, $10 million a year for 10 years, is the largest private donation in the school district's history, officials said.

The Penn Relays, the nation’s oldest track and field event, canceled amid COVID-19 concerns

BY: - March 16, 2020

This is the first time in the history of the races that the event has been canceled. They will be reschedueld for May or June.

Erika H. James named first African-American, woman dean of U Penn’s Wharton School

BY: - February 28, 2020

Erika H. James is bringing a passion for business education to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she will be the first African American and woman to lead the school in its 139-year history.

Penn Law students of color want ‘racist’ professor fired

BY: - October 15, 2019

The protest follows the Penn Undergraduate Assembly's unanimous approval last week of a resolution calling on the university to fire professor Amy Wax.