Where are you from? I am from Philadelphia, PA. I've lived here my entire life, and I plan on raising a family here. I love my city because of its history and also because of its wide selection of festivals and street fairs throughout the year. I think that Philly gives you...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Current Fels student Charles McElwee published an article in The Standard-Speaker, giving a profile of the challenges faced by his hometown of Hazleton PA, as well as his hope for its...

Monday, June 30, 2014

In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jack Nagel, former associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Chair of the Academic Policy Committee at Fels, advocates making the Pennsylvania legislature a unicameral system and electing legislators by a new method. ...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen uncovered $22 million of delinquent taxes owed to the city by SEPTA; however, a recent deal between the city and SEPTA wipes the slate clean on July 1.  Dr. Gillen's findings were highlighted on the front page of today's  The Philadelphia...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Fels Institute of Government mourns the loss of alumnus, and valued member of the Fels community, Lloyd A. Rowe, '56.

Mr. Rowe was an esteemed public leader, with a dedicated and honorable career in public service.  In addition to serving in the U.S. Army, he held several...

Monday, June 23, 2014

    On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, herself a
proud Penn graduate, delivered a remarkable and inspiring commencement
speech to Fels graduates. The text of the speech appears below.

     This may be one of...

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a recap of the quarterly housing report released on Tuesday by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen. The article highlighted key findings from Dr. Gillen's quarterly report and included quotes from Dr. Gillen.

To read the article and Dr....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fels alumnus, Dave Reed (MGA '01), is currently serving his sixth term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly as the state representative for the people of the Commonwealth’s 62nd Legislative District. He also serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee.

To read...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Where are you from?
Hometown - Philadelphia, PA and Fort Washington, PA.
I spent half of my childhood in the "do-gooder" village of Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly. I absolutely loved the tree lined blocks, racial and cultural diversity, and socially just mindset of my...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen commented on Philadelphia's urban revitalization over the past several decades in response to a real estate report released by professors at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

To...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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