"Last October, I charged the Red and Blue Advisory Committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders to hear from all corners of our Penn community; to be forward-looking and bold; and to consider where we, together, might take Penn."
A message from the Red and Blue Committee Chair, John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.
We have an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, an enterprising spirit, and an ability to work across wide-ranging fields of knowledge. Looking forward to our next century and with a sense of urgency about making a critical difference through the pursuit of our missions, we ask the Penn community to envision our future through our teaching, research, and service:
In pursuing our missions, how can we maximally contribute to our city, nation, and the world?
What are society’s and the globe’s greatest challenges today and in the coming years, and how can Penn best contribute to making progress on them?
How do we educate and prepare our students so that they are engaged citizens and ready to be future leaders?
How do we accelerate the creation and application of knowledge?
How can we best advance our shared priorities of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?
How can we cultivate an ethic of service to others in all members of the Penn community?