I think I can speak for most Americans when I say that the 4th of July is always a celebration to look forward to. I mean, it is the biggest birthday party of all! Fireworks, Barbeques and bathing suits are usually a major part of the day and who doesn’t love those things?
Public spaces and monuments have been put under new light in recent months.
This Friday, June 19, is Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1865. To recognize this holiday our Dean, Fritz Steiner, has just sent out a statement declaring it a University holiday.
David Hart and Sharon Hayes, MFA faculty here at Weitzman, are participating in Art for Philadelphia, a fundraiser to support protestors against police brutality. The initiative started on June 3rd and they have already raised over $40,000!
We are back in the ‘office’ from the Memorial Day weekend and wanted to start the week on a great note by sharing this news: Last month the American Rivers announced the River of the year for 2020, and it was our very own Delaware River!
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s recent article, What would sports look like with smaller or no crowds?, features Weitzman Architecture faculty Winka Dubbeldam and Brian Philips, but why? Re-designing stadiums as well as entry and exit strategies, of course!
Photo from www.schuylkillbanks.org
June is Rivers Month so we are celebrating the Schuylkill (which means ‘hidden river’ and is pronounced skoo-kill). The river is 135 miles long and runs throughout Pennsylvania.
Penn Today has shared a video where David Brownlee, Professor of 19th Century European Art in the School of Arts and Sciences, leads a virtual tour of our Schools architecture.
Hello everyone, Happy Monday! We have had a few questions from our incoming students regarding health insurance so we figured we would share this awesome resource: A student health information session!
Some of you may be wondering what it’s like right now in Philadelphia. All of us have been deeply saddened by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others.
Or should we say conGRADulations! This is always such a bitter-sweet time of year for us; we are so happy for all of our graduates but sad for us to see them go. This past Saturday, May 16th, The Weitzman School of Design recognized the Class of 2020 in a webcast and online gatherings.
The Graduate Student Center has shared some great resources for our incoming students, including these online sessions about graduate housing, student health insurance and information for international students.