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

Huey Copeland Receives 2024 James A. Porter and David C. Driskell Award in African American Art History

The BFC Presidential Associate Professor of History of Art was honored for Black Modernisms in the Transatlantic World.

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Rare Earth Elements Project Wins Royal Society of Chemistry Education Prize

Three Penn Arts & Sciences scholars were part of the project, which provides engaging and informative materials on the critical metals.

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Michael Mann to Receive John Scott Award from the Franklin Institute and the City of Philadelphia

The award is given to “the most deserving” individuals who have contributed to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of humankind.

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Announcing Living the Hard Promise: A Dialogue Series

The School of Arts and Sciences has announced the launch of a new initiative to inform understanding and encourage respectful dialogue across the Penn community on today’s challenging issues.

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A Message from Dean Fluharty

Reflections on the strength of our community.

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2023 Presidential Ph.D. Fellows Include Four from Penn Arts & Sciences

The first-year graduate students are studying in the Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Linguistics, History, and Religious Studies.

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