William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences, author of the Atlas of North American English, remarks on the videomaker’s Philadelphia dialect sound changes.
In grateful recognition of the 103,000 donors who "stepped up" in support of Penn's Making History campaign in 2009 and 2010, the student a cappella group known as the Penny Loafers created a musical tribute to the University, starring a cast of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.
Fifteen years ago a band of forward-thinkers believed there should be a place on campus where people could gather to appreciate, create, study and participate in every aspect of the writing process. The place, they believed, should exist outside the conventional classroom, be open to everyone in the community and be run by those who would use it.
That vision became the Kelly Writers House (KWH) at 3805 Locust Walk, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Oct. 30.