Stories from Student Life

News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

Dan Treglia and a colleague

Bending the Arc: SP2 Fellow Introduces Monthly Podcast on Policy

Faculty & Research, Student Life

“The arc of the moral universe is long,” Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. famously told a crowd of marchers on...

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An image of SP2 students and instructors during a course entitled, "Whose Colony?" in May 2018.

Home in Havana: Two Weeks Teaching Social Policy to Penn Students

Student Life, Global Engagement

The following chronicle was written by Azahara Palomeque, a poet, writer, and Associate Director of the Master of Science in Social...

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Pictured at the competition from left to right: Sam Margolius, Nadia Malik, Jenessa Irvine, and Blanca Castro

SP2 Students Win Policy Competition with Proposal to Prevent Opioid Disorder

Student Life

This year, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative ran its 5th annual Public Policy Case Competition, focusing on the opioid crisis....

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Screenshot of Tarana Burke's Commencement speech on CSPAN

#MeToo Movement Founder Tarana Burke Speaks at Commencement

Student Life

On May 14, 2018, Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, gave the commencement address to 2018 graduating students...

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Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Students hold up signs during the 2018 Social Work Shout Out Rally

Dispelling Ideas About What Social Work Is and Is Not

Student Life

To dispel common myths and deconstruct misconceptions associated with social work, students, staff, faculty, and alumni from Penn’s School of...

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Christine Pappas, left, and Shauniqua Key are two of six graduate students from the School of Social Policy & Practice interning at the Penn Memory Center and Penn Geriatric Medicine

When a Loved One’s Memory Diminishes, These Caregivers are Here to Help

Student Life

At the Penn Geriatric Medicine practice, Shauniqua Key met with a woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The patient was accompanied...

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Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins discussing his work and research.

Celebrity Health Project will Change the Landscape of Black Wellness

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Today there are multiple ways to measure fame and celebrity, including social media followers, income earned and media mentions. A...

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Image of Catherine Revak, first-year DSW student at SP2.

Female Veterans Share Personal Stories of ‘Coming Home’

Student Life, Alumni Stories

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Catherine Revak, a first-year doctoral student in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania, was seated comfortably toward the...

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