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Dr. Amy Gutmann, Penn's President, talks with students from the Village Academy High School during their visit to the University of Pennsylvania on May 8, 2008. President Gutmann discussed making an excellent Penn education available to all outstanding students of talent and high potential who can benefit from and contribute to the University. Dr. Gutmann http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/amy_gutmann.php is at the forefront of the national debate to urge that private colleges and universities pay more attention to the need to attract a student body as diverse in class background as it is in geography, gender, race, and religion. Village Academies, a network of college preparatory charter schools serving low-income, minority children in Harlem, New York, was founded by Dr. Deborah Kenny, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Under Kenny's leadership, Harlem Village Academy produced dramatic student achievement gains, ranking among the highest performing urban schools in the country.