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Festivals of Lights

Harnwell Faculty Director Prof. Deven Patel and Prof. Steven Weitzman from the School of Arts & Sciences discuss Diwali and Hanukkah and the ways that festivals of light can act as symbols of hope. PennToday has the story.



Year 1 - 323 pounds; Year 2 - 543 pounds; Year 3 - 1079 pounds; Year 4 - 1008 pounds; Year 5 = 1147 pounds

College House residents feed hungry families

College House residents gave generously in this year's Camp Out for Hunger food drive sponsored by Philabundance and WMMR's Preston & Steve. This food drive, the largest single-location food drive in the country, is in its 26th year with the mission of providing healthy meals to communities facing food insecurity in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey regions this holiday season. This year CHAS's partners in Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services placed collection boxes in College House lobbies; FRES reports that they collected a whopping 1,147 pounds of food this year, beating their previous record. Way to go!

Dr. Marsha Richardson

Explaining war to children: Radian Fellow

In the wake of tremendous violence, parents and teachers often have a hard time helping children understand what's going on. Marsha Richardson, a College House Fellow at the Radian (and Riepe College House) and the director of the Graduate School of Education's School and Mental Health Program, offers some tips for those who are guiding others through processing world events.  Read more at PennToday.