Campaign for Community

Campus Conversation

On October 30, we held a Campus Conversation designed to strengthen and support our community. 

This has been a challenging year for everyone in the Penn community. While there is no quick and easy fix to the many challenges we face, the Campus Conversation was one part of our ongoing effort to support and care for one another. 

We continue to welcome your thoughts at any time at: 

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Welcome and Introductions

Miles Owen, President, Graduate and Professional Students Association


President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, Undergraduate Assembly President Michelle Xu

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Michael Delli Carpini, Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication


Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distin­guished Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences

Jody Foster, Chair of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania Hospital and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine

Charles Howard, University Chaplain

Maria Oquendo, Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine

Small Group Discussions

At the conclusion of the panel presentation, those in attendance had the opportunity to join breakout sessions, facilitated by Penn faculty and staff members. 

You can watch the event here:

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