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Harnwell Welcomes Two Student-Designed Communities in 2020

Harnwell College House will be home to two new Student-Designed Communities for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • The Muslim Life Residential Program will provide residents with an experiential living and learning space focused on the appreciation of Islamic culture, food, history, and practice, providing students of any background a chance to learn about the local effect of Islam and the daily experiences of Muslims;
  • Policy, Politics and Social Change, Part II will give residents a space to explore wide ranges of policy catering to the variety of interests of its participants. PPASC2 will delve into policy regarding political systems, global health and health care, business regulations, and how technological innovation affects policy; with the upcoming US Presidential election as a backdrop this program will have plenty of civic discussion to interact with.

Find out more at our page about Student-Designed Communities and our Theme Communities pages.


Major Dinners: A chance to discuss majors, minors and academic programs with faculty and upperclassmen in a small, relaxed setting. Click for more.


Prof. Katie Barott, Gregory College House Fellow

Saving the Corals with Katie Barott

Gregory College House Fellow and marine biologist Katie Barott was profiled by PennToday in January.  Read more about her work researching coral reef health amid the change in global climate here.


Ezzaty Hasbullah, Rodin RA

Rodin RA named Rhodes Scholar

Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah, an RA in Rodin College House, has been awarded one of the 100 Rhodes Scholarships for 2019.  A senior in the College double-majoring in global health and anthropology, Ezzaty serves as co-chair of Rodin's community service programming team, and plans to study social data science and public policy when she enters Oxford.  Read more at Penn News.


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Harnwell's Arts House & La Vie Bohème

Harnwell's Arts House Program Community, which focuses on allowing residents to engage in the best of Philadelphia’s artistic offerings, got a chance to attend the 20th anniversary tour production of the musical Rent at the Merriam Theater in October.  Jessica Bao writes in 34th Street about the musical and the reasons that students should take advantage of Philly's theater scene.