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    • Aug 26 3:26PM
    • Penn Announces Launch of President’s Engagement Prizes
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      University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

      University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.

      As many as ... Read More

    • Aug 21 1:17PM
    • Penn Sophomore Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Session in Geneva
    • In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert. He’s a student starting his sophomore year at the University of Pennsylvania.

      How the 19-year-old from the Philadelphia suburb of Bala Cynwyd came to have a voice on the world stage is a tale of tenacity that began when he challenged himself to engage with the broader world around him before earning a degree.

      This summer, Fogel was an intern with the Geneva office of U.N. Watch, a non-governmental organization that has special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its mission is to monitor the U.N. to ensure that it lives up to the principles established in its founding charter.

      Fogel arrived ... Read More