Blutt Music Program: Private Music Lessons in the College Houses.  Click for more info.

As part of the relocation of the ISC datacenter from 3401 Walnut to Pennovation, CHAS servers will be unavailable from Friday 9/21 at 5pm through Saturday 9/22 at 1am while they are moved.  (We are extending the outage window from 1am to 9am on Saturday in case there are issues and will list this as the scheduled end time in the email to the CHAS community.)  While the actual outage may be shorter than the scheduled window, please plan for ALL CHAS servers and hosted applications to be down during this time - including but not limited to:   All CHAS House and administrative websites – including service functionality such as room/event scheduling The IR System The Queue (tickets, ITA scheduling, etc.) Pharos Lab Printing Domain Controllers (potentially the ability to log into desktop and lab computers) CHAS File Shares (Box file shares will remain operational)   Please plan to use alternate methods for affected system functionality during this outage window.  Ryan will send backup instructions for the IR system.   Centrally hosted services such as, Penn In Touch, Office 365 email, Box, and listservs, as well as system infrastructure like wireless networking and desk phones will not be affected by the outage.

An artist discusses her textile art with members of the Four Year Houses

Hunting Wild Art in Callowhill

The Four-Year Houses went on safari on September 7, trekking through the wild savannah of Callowhill on the hunt for outsider art!  With tour guides Roberta Fallon and Imani Roach from Artblog, these intrepid explorers planned to visit 7 alternative art gallery spaces during the First Friday openings, when galleries across the city open for special free exhibitions.  Click here for more.

New College House Faculty Director, Prof. Cam Grey, with President Amy Gutmann at the New College House opening ceremony

Our doors are open to Faculty

Faculty play a major role in our mission. Within our House communities, they encourage intellectual inquiry, and promote spirited discussions and interactions. Penn Current recently interviewed the Faculty Director of New College House, Prof. Cam Grey, about his experiences in nearly a decade of living as a faculty mentor in the College Houses. For more information about becoming a part of the College Houses as a faculty member, click here, or to read about another of our Fellow's experiences, click here.