Staff Editorials

11/05/12 2:16am

Endorsement | Are we there yet?

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.
10/31/12 1:37am

Editorial | Staying safe through Sandy

While Sandy left our campus largely unscathed, the University was prepared for much worse.
10/16/12 1:35am

Editorial | Race matters, at least for now

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.
10/12/12 1:41am

Editorial | Safeguarding our systems

Since our lives are inextricably tied to technology, learning to secure data will pay huge dividends in the future.
10/10/12 1:42am

Editorial | A moratorium on mismanagement

Beyond the obvious drawback of preventing new groups from enlivening the extracurricular scene, the moratorium is an embarrassment to Penn.
07/25/12 10:18pm

Editorial | NCAA was fair in its punishment

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.
07/18/12 9:30pm

Editorial | Sexual violence and fair decisions

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.
07/11/12 9:47pm

Editorial | Student debt solutions

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.
07/04/12 3:05am

Editorial | Health care now and ahead

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.
06/20/12 10:12pm

Editorial | Defining diversity

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.
06/13/12 9:52pm

Editorial | Soda ban not too sweet

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.
05/23/12 7:39pm

Editorial | Another stride to equality

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.
05/11/12 4:10am

Cheers and Jeers | Spring 2012

The Daily Pennsylvanian decided the best and worst of Penn this semester
04/23/12 1:06am
For Republicans, Romney stands out as the best choice. In comparison to Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Romney has adopted a moderate stance and will pose the most productive challenge to President Barack Obama on key political and economic fronts.
04/11/12 1:54am

Editorial | How sexual assault stacks up

One in four college women have survived rape or attempted rape, according to Department of Justice estimates. The number of women who report incidents, however, does not stack up.
04/02/12 1:16am

Editorial | Keeping promises. Crazy, right?

Now that the polls have closed and campaign posters are ready to retire from their spots on Locust Walk, we’d like to see newly elected members learn from each other and strive to create a more collaborative atmosphere within the UA.
03/26/12 1:43am

Editorial | Our Undergraduate Assembly endorsements

College sophomore Dan Bernick and College and Wharton sophomore Abe Sutton have the qualities to lead the UA as President and Vice President respectively.
03/16/12 12:19am

Editorial | Unravelling immigration

Chairez put a face to undocumented students across the United States and used her story in order to advocate for another individual.
02/27/12 1:02am

Editorial | Beyond the harsh reality

While a Penn education does not and should not take place in an ivory tower, it is the University’s responsibility to equip its students with the ability to think beyond the “harsh realities” of our time.
02/06/12 1:21am

Editorial | Behind the rhetoric

Penn BDS can be thanked for reinvigorated debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among students, but the quality of these debates — which took place in closed circles — remains to be questioned.