Dean Furda

August 28, 2019
Glass inside Fisher Fine Arts Library

Convocation 2019

In front of College Hall on a beautiful late summer evening, the class of 2023 convened before their first day of classes at Convocation. I offered […]
July 25, 2019
Skyline of Center City Philadelphia from campus

Penn-Specific Essays 2019-2020

“When you are finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin In some ways, summer shouldn’t be a time for change.  In fact, it could be argued, […]
July 25, 2019
Glass inside of Fisher Fine Arts Library

Important Updates for Application Cycle Year 2019-20

If you guide students through their Penn application process, the below updates will be important for the upcoming 2019-20 application cycle.  Though they relate to different […]
June 19, 2019
Reading nook in Fisher Fine Arts Library

IB Curricular Changes

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a curriculum offered by many schools around the world. This year, the IB diploma program has made changes to its curricular […]