One of the projects at Nazarbayev University is to establish Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools all over the country.
A center for the homeless at Penn — similar to the Hub of Hope — could be a wonderful thing both for helpers and the helped.
I was saddened, if not surprised, by the University’s plans to demolish 400 S. 40th Street in order to build apartments on the site
This summer, Penn asked all incoming freshmen to read the play “Doubt” as part of its Year of Proof.
No one is more disappointed about this than Penn Leads the Vote.
Let’s take advantage of this crisis to make the structural reforms SAC needs for long-term viability.
If Harvest’s managing partner was accurately quoted, he has perpetrated a vicious insult and a gross slander on skilled workers who risk their safety, their health and their life every day to build what in this case is a non-essential luxury.
The Dorm Room Fund offers us an incredible opportunity to expand this ecosystem and allow our entrepreneurs’ ideas to grow out of the dorm rooms and coffee shops and into dynamic seed-stage companies.
We’re pulling out all the stops.
As Penn students who work with disadvantaged schools and communities in West Philadelphia, we believe in our students, all of whom never cease to amaze us.
I’ve been repeatedly welcomed to the “neighborhood” by people from other schools and departments, even taken to lunch.
Please take a moment to consider what’s most important to you in life. If your answer contains family, friends, relatives or a significant other within it, then it may be worth asking: What are you doing to invest into your relationships with these people? Could you use some support?
Taking note of the number of student activists taking part in demonstrations this year, the IAA sought this particular year, 2012, as a time to reflect on what it is Penn students do here to further their causes.
I’m pretty sure that if your reporter had looked seriously, he would have found Penn’s Unificationists (past and present) to be a group of hard-working, sincere and conscientious individuals.
As a Penn parent, I am frequently disappointed by the passive response of the University to drug and alcohol abuse on campus.
For the first time in recent memory, Spring Fling and Passover have coincided this year. Passover is arguably the most celebrated holiday in the Jewish faith. Fling is arguably the most celebrated tradition on the Penn calendar.
While this bill was not a large step, it was progress, it was momentum, it could have been precedent. With it, we could have moved forward — still together — and talked about what more we could do. The fact that we can do nothing is just ridiculous.
We’re not saying underage drinking is not a crime and that certain persons are above the law. We are saying that the police weren’t enforcing the law — they were enforcing Fling.
Penn should have exercised its authority by addressing the building violations in a more proactive manner.
Penn will be relying on you to achieve its goal of interviewing all applicants by 2015. So sign up as soon as you graduate.
While pro-Israel and pro-Palestine students have condemned the killing of civilians on these very pages, they’ve also voiced seemingly irreconcilable views on the conflict. No resolution or coalition will be achieved unless students on both sides of the aisle are willing to listen to each other.
Dephanie Jao’s encounter happened on Locust Walk around 9:40 p.m. Sexual assaults happen to one in four college women in the United States.
Voting shouldn’t be an uphill battle. It should be an easy process — one that unites the country and invites everyone to have a say.
The Daily Pennsylvanian endorses Bob Casey Jr. for Congress, Kathleen Kane for Attorney General, Robert McCord for State Treasurer and Eugene DePasquale for Auditor General
We’re voting for Obama to be on the right side of history — to stand behind policies that respond to this country’s place in an increasingly globalized community.
While Sandy left our campus largely unscathed, the University was prepared for much worse.
Affirmative action has its flaws. But it is the only tried and true method to achieve the same diversity that we currently see in higher education.
Since our lives are inextricably tied to technology, learning to secure data will pay huge dividends in the future.
Beyond the obvious drawback of preventing new groups from enlivening the extracurricular scene, the moratorium is an embarrassment to Penn.
While detractors have criticized the unprecedented nature of the penalty against Penn State, the response was justified by the unprecedented nature of an atrocity enabled by a culture of football worship.
On Tuesday, Penn announced a rewriting of the sexual violence policy. We commend Penn on the revision, in particular the updates to its definitions — which include a more detailed definition of consent — and the inclusion of a list of support resources for victims of sexual violence.
With a student debt crisis mounting — Americans owe more student loan debt than credit card debt — and college tuition continuing to rise, the bleeding must be stopped.
As the election season heats up, the Supreme Court has left it to the voters to decide whether the Affordable Care Act is good policy — or whether it unjustly punishes people for inactivity. While there are short-term benefits for students, the long-term consequences are yet to be seen.
Penn has made significant strides in closing the achievement gap. Despite progress that has been reported, however, the University must not become complacent. There is still work to be done, and the University must constantly revise its programs to attract the best and brightest, regardless of background.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on big sugary drinks would fail to have any significant impact. Reforms beyond the limited scope of this proposal are necessary to combat the ever-expanding waistlines of America’s cities.
As one of the first universities in the nation to adopt measures to reduce tax inequality based on sexual orientation, Penn once again has proven itself a leader in promoting LGBT equality.
As I looked down at my pins, I started thinking about my need to physically display my personality. Why was it so important to me that people could recognize the pride colors on my wrist, the Guatemalan flag on my books, the soy product brand on my bookbag? Thinking back to PrideDay, I realize that this need might not be unique to me.
A rising surveillance state and an already stark decline in privacy points to a future where hardly anything one says or does can be private for long from the extensive gaze of the United States government. Unless we do something about it
As we go to work and take on an ever greater list of responsibilities, from drafting emails to creating presentations to writing memos, it becomes increasingly important to remember that taking professional responsibility is a commitment that we all must honor.
The issue is that we have become so consumed by our own name that we don’t really know who we are. I can’t help but detect a frisson of desperation when the University slathers the Ivy League label on every possible surface. What exactly is under all that Ivy?
As students who spend the majority of our year in this community, it is our responsibility to do something about a pervasive, threatening issue — hunger.
All of us encounter a myriad of decisions every day, whether big or small. From choosing our major or what classes to take to whether or not we should watch just one more episode of Gilmore Girls before going to bed, we all have to make decisions. It would seem that, with so much practice, decision-making should be a skill we have all mastered by now.
Penn is in a position to influence more than the approximately 6,000 smokers on campus. Banning smoking would not only serve as an incentive for these individuals to lead a healthier lifestyle but may also have an effect on our peer institutions that are in need of change just as much as we are.
The lifelike drama of it all is only amplified by its unpredictability. Sports take on grand storylines, featuring a landscape of conflicts and climaxes and heroes and villains to rival any fairy tale. It’s drama that is fundamentally human on one of the largest of stages.
Just know that fulfilling a requirement is not the same as understanding a language or its accompanying culture. Learning the language means little without learning about its people.
Summer is 12 weeks of limited responsibility and people who are just as willing to try new, potentially regrettable things as you are. Take advantage of this, and never be afraid to make some mistakes along the way.
Few blame banks and bank tellers who don’t realize their role as teachers. Their subject of expertise is the credit card system, but their problem is their method of instruction. It is not conducive to the learning style of the average American consumer.
I’ve always struggled to be in one place at a time. In 2009, I unpacked my global baggage into a 9-by-10-foot box in Hill College House. I had a British passport and an American accent. I spoke fluent Chinese, but I wasn’t really Chinese.
I had to hit rock bottom in order to see it. I hadn’t been accepting of my situation before then to understand that all I needed to do was say yes.
“Something” has been tacked on to our beloved millennial moniker, so it’s well worth consideration.
These were the times when I was fully present, living Penn to its fullest in the most unassuming way possible. I was just there, in the moment, because where else would I want to be?
Schoolwork was secondary to adventures, from studying abroad to going across town to get a 4 a.m. cheesesteak. That’s where I learned the most — life lessons, not classroom lessons.
Many of us spend our time in college with an end goal, but I can honestly say, I’m not sure what exactly I was chasing this whole time.
As much as I’d love to write my farewell column using only Wharton memes, none of these tidbits caught my eye as much as this gem: Write a piece of semi-autobiographical detective fiction.
Writing personal essays is more like diving into the crowd, grabbing people out of their seats and making them dance with you. This is where I feel at home.
I do keep a journal, sort of. I can look back on it with minimal discomfort, and I don’t have to search through memorabilia boxes to find it. It’s my Facebook profile.