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...

    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...

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...

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...

Where are you from?  I grew up in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, just about 20 minutes from Penn. My neighborhood was and continues to be extremely family oriented and close-knit. This goes without saying but we take Philadelphia sports very seriously....

By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14

Having taught Public Financial Management at Fels each of the past four years, Eric Fraint exemplifies one of the MPA program’s hallmarks – experienced practitioners as instructors.

Fraint is...

Where are you from?  I grew up in a suburban town in central New Jersey. I always knew that I wanted to live in a city, and I ended up attending college in Boston. I lived there for several years after my graduation.

Congratulations! Your team, BetterBAIL,...

Where are you from?  I'm from Philadelphia, originally. My dad worked at Penn, so I have distinct memories of toddling around College Hall and playing on the Split Button in front of Van Pelt when I was five. I've spent a few years outside of the area, but that time has...

By Kelliston McDowell, MPA '14

Impressive.

If there had to be one word used to describe the 2014 Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals, that would be it.

The word encompasses the participants’ commitment to making a...

Ask any Felsian and you'll find that their passion for public service is only matched for their love of Philadelphia. The city of brotherly love serves a living laboratory for Fels students, and the city proves times and time again that it is a wonderful place to live, work, and attend graduate...

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