Saturday, February 23, 2013

the university in the city

Page 73 of Judith Rodin's book on urban universities (I was the first among Penn's faculty/staff to use the mortgage incentive plan to buy a house in West Philadelphia). I have *loved* living here the 15 years since, raising my kids here (this diverse & arts-lively part of the city has had such a positive effect on them) & finding myself involved in & learning about the concerns of the neighborhood - not to mention being able to walk or bike to work, and easily go back to campus at night to meet with students & attend their events.