April 11, 2011
Last week, the University of Pennsylvania was host to 29 university presidents and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for an event titled "Empowering Women to Change the World. " Penn president Amy Gutmann spoke to Inquirer staff writer Melissa Dribben about her hopes for women. Question: Numerous high-level conferences have been held about empowering women. Does anything new ever come out of such meetings? Amy Gutmann: I think shining a steady spotlight on women's issues is very important.
October 23, 2007 |
Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will stay on the job at least until 2014 - well past the end of the school's five-year, $3.5 billion fund-raising campaign announced last weekend, officials said yesterday. Gutmann, 57, who became president in June 2004, was given a five-year contract extension by Penn's board of trustees. The extension comes 20 months before her current five-year contract was set to expire and was announced Friday during the trustees' meeting.
December 7, 2006 |
The presidents of both the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton appeared on a list of about 30 nominees for president of Harvard published by the university's student newspaper earlier this week, but neither is saying she would jump at the opportunity. Both Penn president Amy Gutmann and Princeton president Shirley M. Tilghman declined comment yesterday, but through their spokeswomen left little doubt of their intentions. "She's been saying all along that she loves being Penn's president.
October 16, 2004 |
Amy Gutmann, the new president of the University of Pennsylvania, proposed a three-point plan yesterday to raise the Ivy League institution from "excellence to eminence" in teaching, research, and its relationship with the community. About 1,200 people attended Gutmann's investiture, a 90-minute ceremony that was part coronation, part political science seminar, and part pep rally. Most of those seated in Irvine Auditorium yesterday were representatives from 124 schools and academies from across the country.
January 22, 2004 |
The University of Pennsylvania today will name Amy Gutmann, Princeton's provost and a former candidate for Harvard's presidency, as Penn's next leader. Gutmann, 54, a political scientist, will take the reins at Penn in July, when current president Judith Rodin retires. Gutmann is highly respected in academic circles for her work on such charged topics as ethics in government, values in public education, politics driven by group interests, and America's legacy of racism. She has written eight books, given speeches the world over, and once sat down with President Clinton over dinner at the White House to discuss her views on improving public discourse on controversial issues in American society.
May 9, 2012 |
Amy Gutmann will stay on as president of the University of Pennsylvania for another seven years under a contract extension, the board of trustees announced Tuesday morning. The trustees will vote on the five-year extension at its meeting on June 15, board chairman David L. Cohen said in a statement. The extension would keep Gutmann as president until June 2019, making her the second-longest serving president in the Ivy League school's history. "The trustees feel very strongly that Amy Gutmann is simply the best university president in the country," Cohen said in a prepared statement.
March 6, 2015 |
Two public-policy centers in the Philadelphia region are joining forces with the goal of improving civics education in schools. The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, created in 2013 in collaboration with the National Constitution Center, has relocated from Arcadia University in Glenside to the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the institutions announced Wednesday. The Rendell Center, a nonprofit led by Judge Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, develops civics lessons for lower grades, while the Annenberg Center has worked with middle and high schools.
January 10, 2014 |
THE UNIVERSITY of Pennsylvania received 35,788 applications for fall 2014, a 14 percent jump from the previous year, the university said yesterday. Much of the spike was due to a rise in applications from California, which jumped 19 percent; New York, which increased 15 percent; and Florida, which rose 13 percent, according to Penn. The university also received applications from 165 countries, with international students accounting for 17 percent of applicants. Of the applicants, more than 6,000 - one in six - are the first in their family to apply to college, an 8 percent increase from a year ago, Penn said.
February 7, 2014 |
TWO DAYS after the second student suicide in three weeks, University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann said the school will hire three permanent counselors and three temporary counselors, calling demand for mental-health services at the school "greater than ever. " The death of sophomore Elvis Hatcher, 18, on Tuesday was ruled a suicide - three weeks after the suicide of freshman Madison Holleran. A total of four Penn students have died since the start of winter break, but official causes of death have not been released for the other two students.
December 13, 2014 |
University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second area college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students. Gutmann lay on the floor with student protesters when they took over her holiday party Tuesday - their demonstration symbolizing the 41/2 hours that the body of Michael Brown, a black teenager, remained on the street after he was shot in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Members of the Penn police force who were working at the party and witnessed Gutmann's participation were "outraged," said Eric Rohrback, president of the 116-member Penn police officers' union.