Staff Editorials

03/21/17 8:14pm
Although The Daily Pennsylvanian is a Penn-focused publication, we are acutely aware that the forces which shape what becomes news here on campus, like springtime snowstorms which disrupt classes, often originate elsewhere.
02/28/17 9:14pm
Last year, Donald Trump began blitzing the mainstream media at an unprecedented and alarming rate following his victory in the presidential election.
02/21/17 11:06pm
Next Tuesday, Irvine Auditorium will host a panel forum entitled “A Formidable Foe: Cancer in the 21st Century” as part of its David and Lyn Silfen University Forum series. While the forum will notably feature Penn President Amy Gutmann and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the other panelists has stolen some of the spotlight by virtue of being embroiled in a lawsuit over discrimination against an Iraqi family.
02/17/17 10:17pm
In a widely-cited piece of compelling data journalism, The New York Times last month compiled a list of the 38 American colleges and universities that enroll more students from the top one percent of the U.S.
02/07/17 10:56pm
Commencement should, in our view, aim to broaden the horizons of departing students one last time – to be one last lesson before graduates leave the academic sphere.
02/02/17 7:00pm
We commend the participants of these marches, but we implore students to use these protests as an opportunity to revisit issues on our own campus, to channel this level of intensity and energy into tangible fixes within our own community.
01/31/17 11:23am
Trump’s order transcends mere partisan or intellectual dispute and rather enters the realm of immoral, lawless cruelty. 
01/24/17 10:25pm
In the wake of the inauguration of 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States, Penn faces an institutional dilemma.
01/21/17 8:03pm
Although the University denied knowledge of any Penn staff being instructed to interfere with the protests, a FRES worker running the engine of a noisy maintenance vehicle at the site of one of the demonstrations said he had been instructed to drown out the protesters by someone from the University.
01/10/17 10:56pm
As Penn President Amy Gutmann announced on Dec. 2 of last year, Penn Provost Vincent Price will be departing the University on July 9 to assume the presidency of Duke University.
11/20/16 10:16pm

Editorial | Making change in Trump's America

To foster a culture of productive dialogue among diverse voices on this campus, we must respect all opinions and be careful not to perpetuate the hate that has unfortunately penetrated this campus and the country at large this past week.
10/20/16 12:27am

Editorial | Hillary Clinton for President

In the spring, The Daily Pennsylvanian Opinion Board endorsed candidates for the primaries from each party — John Kasich and Hillary Clinton.
10/18/16 9:11pm
In crafting the personas of the presidential candidates, media outlets have emphasized the role higher education has played in the development of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
09/21/16 10:14pm

Editorial by The Daily Pennsylvanian Opinion Board | Reforming the UPenn Alert System

If it took you a while to learn about the shooting near campus on Friday night, you might have been clued in by the whirr of the helicopter blades or by the Daily Pennsylvanian's news updates, or even by the email sent the following day by the administration.
09/20/16 10:31pm

Editorial | The importance of balance

A recent poll of Penn College Republicans reveals something we never would have expected. While a 60 percent majority of Republican students do not support Donald Trump, a surprising 40 percent of them answered that they support the controversial candidate. Many of us might have been confused to find out that so many of our fellow students support the Republican presidential nominee.
09/08/16 12:06am
Two days after an Oz email for a “Wild Wednesday” party addressed to Penn women was flyered across campus with the captions “THIS IS WHAT RAPE CULTURE LOOKS LIKE” and “WE ARE WATCHING,” many of the physical papers have been taken down.
04/25/16 1:26am
It’s been two weeks since Wharton junior Ao “Olivia” Kong died by suicide. Since then, Fling has come and gone, finals are looming and as we have nine times before, we are beginning to move on from the discussion of mental health.
04/04/16 11:15pm

Editorial | Regarding the SDS protest

The disruption by protesters of the talk being given by sitting CIA Director John Brennan on Friday afternoon is a dark mark on this University’s reputation.
03/30/16 1:37pm

Editorial | Ray and Andrew for UA

Despite what some might say, the Undergraduate Assembly is a body of students that has the potential to have a large amount of influence at Penn.
03/29/16 2:00am

Editorial | Regarding changes to our content policy

Taking reader feedback into consideration, we at the Daily Pennsylvanian are placing an embargo on writing about the following topics: Race Religion Political correctness The 2016 election Ted Cruz Amy Gutmann Amy Gutmann’s salary The administration Penn professors Penn students Drexel students LGBTQ issues Black Lives Matter Weather Controversy That one white guy who sits behind you in your Philosophy class and raises his hand too much.