Guest Columns

04/24/18 10:57pm
I’m angry that I don’t get to feel safe walking down my own campus, that, in that moment, I had to worry if I would get home safely.
04/23/18 2:29am
Professors frequently require the purchase of expensive textbooks and online course materials for students taking their class. This is a financial burden that disproportionately affects low-income students and significantly disadvantages those who are not able to afford them.
04/13/18 4:17pm
As a state, Israel is open to the same critical lens as other nations, and as residents of the United States, the Israeli military’s largest financial supporter, we have a unique obligation to scrutinize its unjust policies. 
04/12/18 5:44pm
Ariela Stein’s column last week displays less an earnest desire to understand than a show of power, demanding parameters of discourse when her side already dominates effective speech.
04/04/18 5:55pm
I am running for President because I’ve decided it is time that women get recognized for the work we’re doing. I’ve decided it is time that all of Class Board’s efforts, and the organizations we’ve partnered with, are acknowledged.
04/04/18 1:01am
This event does not promote the mutual respect needed to have a productive conversation on achieving peace in the region. 
04/03/18 11:54pm
I am Robert John Klopf III and I am running for President of Undergraduate Assembly not because I care about the UA, but because I love Penn.
04/02/18 2:30pm
We want you to elect us as your Undergraduate Assembly President and Vice President because we are the most passionate and most qualified candidates, and we will work hard for a better Penn.
03/28/18 8:36pm
The Pesach story is essential to an understanding of Jewish history and destiny, but some of its lessons would seem to be significant for anyone living through this frantic, globalized, postmodern moment.
03/27/18 12:42am
I believe that Dean Ruger's actions against Amy Wax at Penn Law — responding to public pressure no less — were reprehensible, and deserve to be condemned.
03/21/18 7:03pm
Rather than contribute to the volumes of verbiage that already take up so much space, and having listened to you for so many years, I thought I would just tell a story.  
03/18/18 10:09pm
Pressure to prove that we are a profitable connection, that we may be useful to know, is ubiquitous. We commodify ourselves, our friends, even our families.
03/14/18 10:57pm
If you were too busy to deal with the recruiting circus last fall, that’s OK. And if you did pursue positions and weren’t selected, don’t panic.
03/14/18 2:56pm
Reading that open letter was the first time in the nearly 40 years I have been involved with Penn Law that I truly felt embarrassed for the institution.
02/22/18 7:36pm
I don’t know why Professor Wax has engaged in so much misleading conduct. Maybe it’s a clear-eyed scheme to con people who gullibly swallow any horror story about universities.
02/22/18 2:17am
When people respond to anti-Asian sentiment with anti-blackness, we distance ourselves further from combating white supremacy.
02/20/18 10:25pm
Despite this widespread trauma and the demands that follow, our nation has yet to make real progress in enacting common sense gun reform. 
02/19/18 8:25pm
I was cast as a fill-in last year, and somehow in 17 years of the production, that was the first to include trans performers.
01/28/18 7:44pm
Women's empowerment is not deciding that the 200 women in certain organizations are beneath you and therefore not worth your time. If that was the type of “empowerment” the author was looking for, I do not believe that she would find it in the Panhellenic community.
01/17/18 11:28pm
I am going to miss Blaze deeply, more than I can adequately say. I will honor him every day by incorporating his values and his spirit, his Blaze-ness, into my own life and in my conversations with students.
01/13/18 4:24pm
With a planned 50,000 employees at its new headquarters, Amazon would quickly displace Penn as the city’s largest private employer.
12/03/17 10:32pm
We must incorporate giving into our daily lives, promote its significance, and engage in it regularly so we can foster a more unified, empathetic, and civic-minded generation.
11/19/17 11:13pm
When Chelsea Manning speaks at the Annenberg Center on November 29, the Penn campus will be missing out on an opportunity.
11/12/17 11:34pm
Academia does not exist in a vacuum of the University; it is full of real people bringing their own real biases into this space. 
10/30/17 12:00am
The club recruitment process is one of the first stressors that new students encounter when they arrive at Penn, and it has wide-ranging effects on both student life and mental health.
10/23/17 2:20pm
College students, whether they are secular or religious, are religious. That is, they have dogmas, cults, temples, scriptures, prooftexts, prophets, methods of absolution, and methods of excommunication.
10/04/17 12:29am
To error is to be human; but to be a Penn administrator is to never learn from those mistakes.
09/06/17 10:47pm
Freshmen are often shocked to learn that there lies a multi-step process for them to find their home.
09/01/17 1:39pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian letter on my recent op-ed, signed by some of my colleagues, puts forth no substantive argument and so requires no response on that score
08/30/17 9:38pm
Between August 22 and 28, while Penn freshmen enjoyed a gala at the art museum and Penn-themed ice sculptures, an estimated 23 people died from a drug overdose in the city of Philadelphia.