Graduate Admissions

With the weather being in the high 50's today and forecasts for 70's next week I can't help but think about spring time! Sunshine, flowers and of course gardening! I came across an article today about student-run gardens here on Penn campus.

We just cannot believe how beautiful today's weather is! Have you had a chance to check out Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway?

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Happy Valentines Day! Of course today is a day for love and romance, but also it is a day for LOVE... the iconic Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture! This past Tuesday the LOVE sculpture finally returned home to John F. Kennedy Plaza.

Photo by Olivier Douliery for The Inquirer of the former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama pose with artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald during the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

In Washington D.C yesterday the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. These portraits are spectacular! Why are they spectacular? Well, because even if you don't like them aesthetically they are different.

We had the day off yesterday for the Philadelphia Eagles' Superbowl Champion parade. Ok, we did answer emails, but besides that, we were out on the street cheering with the rest of Philadelphia. One thing we have a lot of - Philadelphia pride!!

Photo from Curbed Philly

As I am sure you already know- the EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL!! Philadelphians could not be more happy. Tomorrow (Thursday, February 8th) the city will be hosting a large parade to celebrate our victory. As a result schools, including PennDesign, will be closed.

Meyerson Hall is looking VERY green today- that is because we are all wearing the color to support the Eagles! We may be the underdogs but we are pretty sure that we are going to kick butt and be victorious this Sunday in the Super Bowl.

This coming Wednesday, February 7th, PennDesign will be hosting a panel discussion on alternative careers in design for our students. The discussion will be held from 6pm-8pm in the Upper Gallery with a reception to follow with beer and snacks!

Kahn's model of the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh, from the Louis I. Kahn Collection of the Architectural Archives

Louis Kahn, architect and Penn professor, was not able to finish his model of the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh before he died in 1974.

Well we have blogged about them before, because, well, we just love them! Now our campus hawks are getting a bit more famous and the Penn Current just published an article about them.

Restaurant: Harp and Crown. Photo: J.Fusco

Well, one of our favorite times of the year in Philly has almost come to an end... Restaurant Week! Yep, unfortunately this Friday is the last day so if you have not already done so be sure to take advantage of all the great dinning deals you can find.

Sure, we here in Admissions may work in a fairly typical office suite, but something as simple as a trip to the restroom is anything but typical in Meyerson Hall! During that short walk from our office to the restroom we pass by both the Upper and Lower Galleries.