Staff Editorials

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.
03/29/16 2:00am

Joke Issue: Editorial | Republican primary endorsements

The DP Opinion board is proud to state that we are endorsing Jeb Bush for the Republican Primary. 
03/03/16 12:11am

Editorial | Regarding the length of break

The spring semester may only be at its halfway point, but Penn has set the calendar for the next academic year.
02/24/16 11:36pm

Editorial | The definition of safety

What truly matters to the safety of Penn students is not what leaves the library, but what enters it.
02/18/16 12:15am

Editorial | Caitlyn Jenner’s talk was a step towards creating conversation

Yesterday, Penn welcomed Caitlyn Jenner as the Social Planning and Events Committee Connaissance spring speaker and QPenn’s keynote speaker.
02/07/16 11:00pm

Editorial | Thrive at Penn fails to thrive

During the summer of 2015, Penn introduced a new online program for freshmen called Thrive at Penn.
01/28/16 12:05am

Editorial | How Penn dealt with winter storm Jonas

What is there to say about Winter Storm Jonas? Not very much on our campus. To go by the vista offered by High Rise Field on Saturday morning, no student could be rebuked for thinking we’d get to February before attending class again.
01/24/16 10:09pm

Editorial | Penn's response to Kenny Jones

Earlier this week, Kenny Jones — a former administrator in the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life — was found to have misrepresented his academic credentials on multiple occasions.