Friday, September 16, 2011

What bad economy? Penn's $46.5M playground (VIDEO)

UPenn and Philadelphia and Penn Park

Being labeled as "the gateway between West Philadelphia and the rest of the city", the $46.5M Penn Park has finally opened and it marks the beginning of Penn's eastward expansion.

After the jump watch President Amy Gutmann introduce us to this beautiful new addition to Penn's campus.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Penn alum puts new spin on Britney Spears song

UPenn and Jill Goldberg and Britney Spears and Perez Hilton

Jill Goldberg (C'04, Dischord A Cappella, Penn Choir, Wind Ensemble) covered a Lady Gaga song before for us and today I wanted to share her new cover of Britney Spears' summer anthem, "I Wanna Go".

After the jump, listen to Jill's great re-interpretation!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Penn Alum is Blowin Up in Hollywood

UPenn and Starter Actress and Jess Garvey

The news from "Glee" is not getting our starter actress Jess Garvey (C'09) down.

Jess has already shot "Blowin Up", a TV pilot described as "Entourage" meets "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" that is being shopped around for development season.

Her role: "Camilla- bubbly, positive and spoiled. Sincere in her convictions which are usually 95% retarded. Makes her lovable. Seeks guidance from best friend Morgan".   Jess actually got the role in large part because of the Starter Actress reality series; per Jess, "the pilot is like my series but in scripted form"!

After the jump, check out fun behind-the-scenes video from the pilot and look out for the bucket of fake blood poured all over Jess!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Penn Ranks THIS number: the good and the not-so-good news

UPenn and US News and World Report National University Rankings

The good news:
Penn ranked #5 again in this year's US News and World Report "National University Rankings" list.

The not-so-good news:
We're tied not with one, two or even three other universities... but four!

Find out who they are after the jump!

Monday, September 12, 2011

22 dazzling photos of Locust Walk

Credit: The Wharton School
You've walked the walk a million times, but have you actually ever stopped to reflect upon how our favorite throughway looks throughout the year?

From your first pre-frosh moment on campus, to your first moment as an undergrad campus, to your last undergrad moment, to your class marching down the walk during alumni weekend? Fall, winter, spring, summer. Mornings, afternoons, nights.  You've done it all.

As fall is upon us, I wanted to share a  great slideshow the Wharton School put together of Locust Walk photos taken throughout the year.

After the jump, check it out!