Amy Gutmann

(Sheldon Hackney, in 1989.  Photo from Univ. of Pa.)

Former Univ. of Pa. President Sheldon Hackney Dead at 79

Hackney was Penn’s president from 1981 until 1993, when he left to become chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


(VP Joseph Biden with Univ. of Pa. president Amy Gutmann at Monday's commencement ceremony.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Tells Penn Grads To Keep Chin Up As They Go Forth

Biden received an honorary law degree. He joked with Penn president Amy Gutmann, “It’s much cheaper to get a degree this way, isn’t it?”


("Here we are!"   A pair of students signal to guests along the sidelines at the University of Pennsylvania commencement ceremony in Franklin Field.  Credit:  Steve Tawa)

Under Drizzly Skies, Univ. of Pa. Hands Out Degrees In Franklin Field

Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania was the setting for another Penn commencement ceremony, a procession of graduates in caps and gowns in a tradition dating back to the 1750s.


(Univ. of Pa. photo)

Univ. of Pa. Vice Dean Resigns Over ”Doctorate” Claim

Doug Lynch, vice dean of Penn’s Graduate School of Education, quit after being accused of making false claims that he’d earned his doctorate degree.


A view of the city skyline from the new park. (Credit: University of Pennsylvania, University Communications)

From Parking Lot To Paradise: Penn Park Opens To The Public Tonight

Before, a parking lot. After, a traffic-driver for student-athletes, faculty and staff — and anyone else looking for an urban oasis.