Philly Impact

In his new book, John Puckett tells interwoven histories of Penn and West Philadelphia

Seven years ago, Penn GSE educational historian John Puckett and co-author Mark Frazier Lloyd set out to tell the story of the University of Pennsylvania in the second half of the 20th Century.

Becoming Penn book cover

Becoming Penn is published by Penn Press

Penn GSE journal highlights work in Philly schools

The latest issue of Penn GSE’s student-run journal examines Philadelphia schools and the different ways educators are working to effect positive change in the city.

Documentary on Norristown's Mexican community, inspired by GSE research, airing on WHYY

Photo of church interior with American flag The scene at St. Patrick's Church in Norristown, PA, from the documentary Adelante.

When Father William Murphy steps up to the pulpit at St. Patrick’s, he draws upon deep traditions in the 181-year-old church to make parishioners feel at home. I see good, hard-working people who are just trying to have a better life for their kids, just like my grandparents did,” he said.

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