Penn Offers Cultural Passports and a Twist on the Usual Summer-Reading Assignment

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will study "The Gross Clinic," a painting by Thomas Eakins, for a first-year project.
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Unlike many of their college-bound peers, freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania weren't required to pick up a book for their first-year reading project this summer.

Instead, in the Penn Reading Project's 19th year, incoming students were told...

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