University of Pennsylvania Ivy League UPENN Philadelphia WHARTON School Penn Quakers

University of Pennsylvania Ivy League UPENN Philadelphia WHARTON School Penn Quakers

October 28, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


This Edition of TITANS OF HISTORY presents
the University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania is a private
Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia. Penn is one of 14 founding members of the
Association of American Universities and one of the nine original Colonial Colleges. Benjamin Franklin, Penn’s founder, advocated
an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public
service as on the classics and theology. The university coat of arms adopted features
directly from the Franklin family’s own coat of arms. Penn was one of the first academic institutions
to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities. The first school of medicine in North America,
the first collegiate business school and the first “student union” building and organization,
were all born at Penn. Penn is among the top research universities
in the world, for both quality and quantity of research. The University is associated with several
important innovations and discoveries in many fields of science and the humanities. Over its long history, Penn has produced many
distinguished alumni and Nobel laureates. These include heads of state, supreme court
justices of the U.S. & other countries, university presidents, founders of technology companies,
international law firms and global financial institutions, and many athletes, artists and
celebrities. Prominent alumni include the ninth President
of the United States William Henry Harrison, Donald Trump, John Legend, Warren Buffet,
and Sharon Stone. We hope you have enjoyed this presentation
and look forward to sharing history with you again soon.