Chairez put a face to undocumented students across the United States and used her story in order to advocate for another individual.
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.
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.
If the UA stays on the alcohol policy review committee, the proposal is doomed for failure. The confirmed hazing incidents have tarnished the UA’s credibility among students, faculty and administrators.
Arguments that Penn should not allow students to pursue ASL as part of a traditional minor because it lacks the same legitimacy as Chinese, Spanish, French or Arabic, are not grounded in truth.
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Now that the circumstances of Occupy Philadelphia have shifted, the movement itself must shift as well.
For the good of Penn’s student body — and for the good of society — economic diversity must remain a top priority.
Hazing within the UA should not be tolerated — now is the time to address the larger issue.
It’s important to bring attention to problems with Penn Course Review, but the solution cannot be to stop using it altogether.
The events that occurred on campus after Eric Cantor canceled his lecture exemplified both the best and the worst of our community — and raised questions of access.
SAC’s new repayment plan is an effective way to make student groups accountable for their spending. But it absolutely should not have taken SAC so long to act.
Penn Park has a multitude of benefits, but the question remains — will students actually go that far east to utilize it?
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The curfew is an effective short-term solution to curbing crime but must soon be followed up with long-term policies that address the underlying contributors to the violence.
We commend the University’s Diversity Action Plan and hope that individual schools extend its tenets. The University should have a strong presence in the planning process for each school.
We commend the Ivy League for setting restrictions on potentially harmful football practices, creating a safer playing field for athletes.
The Project on Government Oversight wrongly asked President Barack Obama to remove Amy Gutmann as chairwoman of the Bioethics Commission.
We commend the University for extending gender-neutral housing to freshmen.
The new Tranplant House is in a central campus location — students must respect the needs of the Tranplant House’s residents