May graduate Tania Chairez never planned to become an activist, but soon after she arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a freshman, she found a new calling. Chairez became an advocate for undocumented residents of the United States.
The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement.
More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.
Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2014 on May 1, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying mahogany walking canes, and biting into flat-brimmed hats.
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Harry Reicher of the University of Pennsylvania Law School has been named as the recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education’s inaugural Rutman Teaching Fellowship.
The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.
Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.
WHO: Alan Greenberger
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce