The administration can no longer blindly point to Counseling and Psychological Services and shut down parties in hopes that mental health issues and the consequences of binge drinking will vanish.
The politics of presentation and representation are complex and therefore it is crucial that as many voices as possible are heard.
Although the trend of admitting over 50 percent of each freshman class in Early Decision has its drawbacks, it is ultimately the best system for ensuring the most committed Penn class.
Clearly, the commercialization of American universities means that monetary concerns are starting to outweigh intellectual ones.
Inclusion in discussion and class participation is obviously a noble goal, but the notion that race and gender are appropriate criteria to decide who gets a voice is at best a misguided one.
Is Penn filling up too much of its classes through early decision? Should there be any changes to Penn's admissions policies with regards to early decision?
How am I supposed to discern the world’s inner workings and capitalize on its needs when the education I am getting doesn’t require any understanding of computer science?
If we only have conversations that make out Penn to be perfect, once these students come, they will feel deceived. Having these real conversations about Penn to prospective students gives them an in-depth background of what they are getting themselves into if they come here.
What the University fails to recognize is that, like so many of the issues students face, binge drinking demands immediate attention.
As someone whose reflections are based on just under two months of circumstantial observations, I think that there is something perverse about the tendency to dress to impress on a college campus.
Figuring out the true value of our time and the things we do is essential in discovering what is truly important to us.
Even in these times, especially in these times, the ability we have to be both profoundly mournful and fundamentally rational is our most valuable asset.
It is high time for common sense gun control legislation. It’s been high time since Sandy Hook and Pulse Night Club, since Aurora and Tucson, since Columbine High School and Virginia Tech.
Why do you think Wharton specifically receives the bulk of transfer requests and dual degree requests compared to the other schools?
Now that we’re here, we should pull ourselves out of our bubbles and re-embrace the magic of what drew us to Penn in the first place.
There is a home waiting inside each and every one of us. We only have to know ourselves first to recognize it.
Courses in ethnic studies departments, because they’re about real people with real beliefs, can prove entirely fulfilling even to people who have little or no ethnic connection to the culture they study.
Socially, academically and professionally students who come from affluent families have a leg up — and that’s worth a conversation.
Promoting a dialogue on mental health is important but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all attempts to do so are equally beneficial, or even benign.
Might not the challenges of interacting and learning to live with totally random strangers as we start our university careers have been a valuable learning experience?