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Stories by Kristina García

President Liz Magill with the winners of the President's Innovation Prize. (Image: Prestige Portraits)

Class of 2023 Ivy Day

For 150 years, Ivy Day has been an annual tradition at Penn, with each graduating class installing at least one new plaque and planting a sprig of

Two staffers stand in front of a pile of clothes on a large table.

The Clothing Closet

A new partnership between Wellness at Penn and the LGBT Center offers a sustainable way for students, faculty, staff, and community members to recycle outfits and shop for new ones.

Ryly Ziese (left) and Nyair Locklear (right) outside the Greenfield Intercultural Center.

The significance of Indigenous People’s Day

Two Penn students, Nyair Locklear, of the Tuscarora Nation and a member of the Lumbee Tribe, and Ryly Ziese, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, offer their points of view.

Members of the SIS team. Clockwise from top left: Taka Watanabe, Lauren Rudick, Lindsay Van Ostenbridge, and Amber Green.

The problem solvers

SIS identifies and meets student’s most urgent needs. When a pattern emerges, like when students go from bringing a pen and notebook to class to taking notes on personal laptops, SIS works to formalize partnerships with other offices to anticipate the shift

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