40th Reunion: Celebrating the Sphinx Class of 1976

The Sphinx Class of 1976 is celebrating their 40th Penn Reunion in May, and thanks to Sphinx member Howard Adams, we have a picture of them from their yearbook. Howard writes, “The Class of 1976 Sphinx members are posed in front of the Sphinx in the University Museum, where the Homecoming receptions took place in.. read more →

1952: Sphinx Elects First African-American Members

In 1952, Sphinx elected two African-American students for the first time in history. The news was published in the New York Times, though the students were referred to as “negroes,” a common term in that period. Robert A. Evans, captain-elect of the football team, and Edward Bell, star end, were Sphinx’s first African-American members. The.. read more →