Penn Compact Inclusion in the News
After 159 years, the UPenn Glee Club goes co-ed
WHYY (Philadelphia) | 2021-04-13
Penn’s Glee Club has formally merged with the Penn Sirens to create a gender-neutral singing group. “The main consideration is we can expand our repertoire,” said Glee Club President Jake Milner, a senior in the Wharton School. “We can do more musically than we currently can when we have singers with all the voice ranges.”
‘Haunted countries deserve haunted stories.’ How America’s history of racial housing discrimination inspired Amazon’s new horror series THEM
Time | 2021-04-09
Camille Z. Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about how discriminatory housing practices like redlining shaped U.S. neighborhoods in the 20th century. “If you take the redlining maps that were used before the passage of fair housing legislation and overlay them on present-day maps of pretty much any major city in the U.S., and certainly any city that has any meaningful Black population, they look really similar in the sense that Blacks are still largely shut out of those neighborhoods that they were legally shut out of during that time period,” she said.
One of these NCAA Tournaments is not like the other
KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia) | 2021-03-28
Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education spoke about gender inequity in the NCAA. “There’s a number of inequitable decisions that have been made in addition to the ones we talked about this year that just haven't drawn the same amount of attention,” she said.
My transgender patient just wanted his acne treated. The rules he faced were dehumanizing
Philadelphia Inquirer | 2021-03-18
Jules Lipoff of the Perelman School of Medicine described the obstacles faced by trans patients seeking routine dermatological care. “In a time with increasing proposed bans to limit transgender youth’s access to school sports and gender-affirming care, it is imperative to improve our health care system to make everyone feel welcome, so that my patient and others like him cannot only reconcile their gender identities but also feel respected in doctors’ offices,” he wrote.