The Daily Pennsylvanian
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.
In future years, we think SPEC should do two things: 1) be more transparent about how they pick artists for Fling and 2) involve the student body in the selection process to some extent.
In a community as vibrant as Penn’s, there’s always more to do than minutes in a day. More coffee to drink, more pancakes to eat, more food trucks to visit, more naps to take … and with so many choices, it helps to know the best of them all.
With critical problems facing the UA, we think the vice presidential candidate best suited to unify the UA and complete initiatives is Chris Cortes.
We don’t need to split hairs: with or without our — or anyone else’s — endorsement, Abe Sutton will be the next Undergraduate Assembly president. He’s uncontested. That said, we wholeheartedly endorse him as well.
The petitioners succeeded. But the WIEF organizers had it right the first time around.
It is unequivocal that Penn’s administration should be more diverse. However, less than two years ago, Penn launched its Faculty Diversity Action Plan, geared at increasing the diversity of Penn’s faculty.
Two weeks ago, ACE recommended that Penn should give course credit for mathematics and engineering professor Robert Ghrist’s calculus course offered on Coursera. Our concern is that ACE is trying to leave the nest too soon, so to speak.
The fact that USC is willing to hire Lynch less than a year after the controversy shows a willingness to overlook Lynch’s actions. While this does not amount to condoning what Lynch has done, we feel it is akin to saying it’s acceptable. This disregard for ethical standards represents an inherent breakdown in the system.
Combining a wider catchment zone with a commitment to meritocracy would ensure that Penn Alexander is comprised of the most promising young minds and that the opportunities Penn Alexander provides are opened to more disadvantaged children as well.
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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.