Health care is always two words (never “healthcare”), but do hyphenate when modifying the noun directly following:
- Health care in the United States is costly.
- Health-care policy is a key issue for the Obama administration.
Use “the” with a descriptive title, and abbreviate this title:
- The Hon. John Doe, a prominent federal judge in Philadelphia, will speak at Penn tonight.
- Tonight’s speaker, the Hon. John Doe, is a prominent federal judge and expert in patent law.
- A collection of letters of the Rev. John Doe is housed at Van Pelt Library.
- The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a towering figure in the civil-rights movement.
Use a numbered list only when the number or ranking of list items is significant.
The oldest Western universities in continuous operation are:
- University of Bologna (1088)
- University of Paris (1090)
- University of Oxford (1096)
- University of Cambridge (1209)
- University of Salamanca (1218)
If there is no rationale for numbering the list items, use a bulleted list.
Philadelphia’s Big Five universities are:
- La Salle University
- St. Joseph’s University
- Temple University
- University of Pennsylvania
Do hyphenate long-term. Do not hyphenate longtime.
Making History Campaign (Fundraising)
Penn is always in fundraising mode. When one campaign is closing, the University is in the quiet phase of its next campaign:
- The formal title of the current campaign is Making History: The Campaign for Penn.
When referring in shorthand to the campaign, “Campaign” is capitalized:
- The core priorities of the Making History Campaign are X, Y, and Z.
- One of the top Campaign priorities is X.
- Making History has exceeded its goal of $3.5 billion.
Do not hyphenate.
None is/None are
When “none” is followed by a singular subject, use a singular verb; when followed by a plural subject, use a plural verb.
- None of the work is completed.
- None of the team members were present.
Do not hyphenate.