School of Arts & Sciences Statement on SCOTUS Decision


In light of today’s Supreme Court decision regarding race-conscious admissions in higher education, the School of Arts & Sciences expresses its firm support for the statement by President Magill and Provost Jackson and asserts its unwavering commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that are inherent in our mission.

As a school we treasure every student’s academic achievements and all that they bring to Penn; we also value the promise of every student and remain dedicated to nurturing an environment where each student thrives. The opportunity to learn from and with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences has been, and will continue to be, an integral part of a Penn Arts & Sciences education, one that promotes understanding, fosters dialogue, and prepares graduates to be broad-thinking citizens of our diverse society.


Arts & Sciences News

Ellen Furxhi Appointed Vice Dean and Chief of Staff

Furxhi succeeds Allison Rose, who is retiring after a 34-year Penn career that has included 27 years in the School of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.

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Arts & Sciences Students and Faculty Receive Projects for Progress Grants

The initiative provides University funding up to $100,000 each to Penn teams taking on big social justice issues in the city.

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Julie Breier Seaman Named Chair of SAS Board of Advisors

She succeeds Ramanan Raghavendran in this role, following his appointment in January to chair the University’s Board of Trustees.

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Thirteen from Penn Receive 2024 Fulbright Awards

This group, which includes at least 10 from the College of Arts & Sciences, will conduct research, pursue graduate degrees, or teach English.

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Michael Mann Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

The climate scientist joins more than 90 researchers worldwide, recognized for their invaluable contributions to science.

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2024 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule for Penn Arts & Sciences

Information for the College, the Graduate Division, the College of Liberal & Professional Studies, and Fels Institute of Government.

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