July 28, 2020New Website Aids Workers Unemployed Due to COVID-19
Current and former Wharton students created a free job-hunting website for the millions of Americans who have been laid off because of the coronavirus. The free job platform allows job seekers to apply for work, connect with others who are unemployed due to COVID-19, and track unemployment numbers. The website displays more than 100,000 job listings and has nearly 30 independent active recruiters who can browse for job candidates.
July 28, 2020Anti-Discrimination Task Force Aims to ‘Flatten the Hate’
A new community task force launched in April supports Asian and Asian American students and scholars on campus. “We strongly support the Asian and Asian American members of our community,” says Provost Wendell Pritchett. “It is essential that our campus—and our city—offer an environment in which everyone can thrive and do their best work.
July 20, 2020Newly Digitized Marian Anderson Collection Now Accessible Online
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries has completed the digitization of more than 2,500 items from the collection of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. The body of primary sources in the collection—including letters, diaries, journals, interviews, recital programs, and private recordings—spans the Philadelphia-born contralto’s six-decade career as a concert singer and advocate for social justice.
July 20, 2020Penn Plans to Remove Statue of George Whitefield
Penn formed a working group to study campus names and iconography. The case for removing Whitefield is overwhelmingly strong. He was a well-known evangelical preacher in the mid-eighteenth century, who notably led a successful campaign to allow slavery in Georgia. This is undeniably one of Whitefield’s principal legacies.
July 20, 2020Guthrie Ramsey’s Creative Journey of Healing, Collaboration, and Persistence
Diagnosed with cancer last year, Professor Guthrie Ramsey instinctively knew that creating music would be important to his healing. What he didn’t know is that his composing and recording project would unfold during a global pandemic and an uprising against racial injustice.