Stories from Student Life

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

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

Student Life, Global Engagement

After an intense, trauma-focused semester of classroom learning, doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Greece as part of...

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SP2 students in class.

Penn’s ‘Social Justice School’ Launches New Learning Division

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Knowledge doesn’t have a zip code, so why should our classrooms? In an effort to provide the most accessible, yet unparalleled...

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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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