Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What's in the 'Quaker' name?

Beyond the mascot, the religion’s role in Penn’s past is less obvious than many think
by Kathy Wang

Ask a Penn student about the connection between the Quakers and the University, and the reply will likely allude to the contradiction inherent in the “Fighting Quakers.” Many students — and even faculty members — go through years at Penn without realizing that the University is, in fact, not a Quaker institution, nor did it ever have any religious ties to Quakerism.

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