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Editorial | Building a better government

While candidates for positions throughout the UA argued about the success and implementation of projects, espousing their special connections with various administrators, we — and many others — remain unconvinced that he UA has any significant sway with Penn's administrators.






Editorial | Vote on divestment, because there's nothing to lose

Currently, the voting period for a referendum to divest Penn’s endowment from fossil fuels and to reinvest at least a portion of that money into clean energy is underway. Although voting is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, most people who care enough about the issue to go out of their ways to vote have probably already done so.


Editorial | Navigating Penn's sexual violence policy

Finding the "Sexual Violence Policy" is more difficult than a simple, messy Google search. Upon visiting the Provost's page — either directly or via the Office of Student Conduct’s page — for an explanation of the policy, students can be greeted with a cold "Error 404" page, with an ironically tragic subtitle: "Go Home."


Editorial | Expanding our vision

Fraternities are not guilt-free of partaking in the culture of excessive drinking and sexual misconduct, but we cannot expect to lay sanctions on them alone and consider the issue resolved. It is all too easy to lay the blame on the highly visible Greek societies that seem to dominate the social and party scene, but they are only part of the problem, not the problem itself.


Editorial | Looking beyond PILOTs

Before we can even look at paying PILOTs as a yes-or-no issue, there are many questions that need to be answered. From the effectiveness of Penn’s community programming to the City’s allocation of PILOT funds, these concerns need to be addressed as part of the much-needed conversations regarding the status of public education in Philadelphia and the University’s relationship with the community.










Editorial | Hip, Hub, hooray

We thank Facilities and Real Estate Services for bringing more retail dining options to campus that are not only in tune with student interests and preferences but also healthy, unique and local businesses.

Editorial | Not so hot

That said, it’s not all on the creators of the game. Altogether, students — both those who detest the game and those who find it fun — have spent hours on the site.

Editorial | Wanted: attendance

If even a 40-plus-year-old Penn tradition can’t entice students to show some Penn pride, it begs the question of why Penn Athletics is so adamant about charging students to see basketball games.

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