As Penn students who work with disadvantaged schools and communities in West Philadelphia, we believe in our students, all of whom never cease to amaze us.
I’ve been repeatedly welcomed to the “neighborhood” by people from other schools and departments, even taken to lunch.
Please take a moment to consider what’s most important to you in life. If your answer contains family, friends, relatives or a significant other within it, then it may be worth asking: What are you doing to invest into your relationships with these people? Could you use some support?
Taking note of the number of student activists taking part in demonstrations this year, the IAA sought this particular year, 2012, as a time to reflect on what it is Penn students do here to further their causes.
I’m pretty sure that if your reporter had looked seriously, he would have found Penn’s Unificationists (past and present) to be a group of hard-working, sincere and conscientious individuals.
As a Penn parent, I am frequently disappointed by the passive response of the University to drug and alcohol abuse on campus.
For the first time in recent memory, Spring Fling and Passover have coincided this year. Passover is arguably the most celebrated holiday in the Jewish faith. Fling is arguably the most celebrated tradition on the Penn calendar.
Each spring, the Nominations & Elections Committee nominates undergraduate students to University-wide committees comprised of undergraduates, graduates, faculty and administrators. This year, we are accepting applications for 20 committees.
We are all human and make mistakes. Most of us make numerous stupid, arrogant statements during our lives. What is gained by turning these statements into a cover story, especially a cover story that purports to present a public voice of Penn?
I am writing to ask you to repudiate publicly your book Body Count and accept responsibility for your contribution to the sort of racist climate that enables grown men to think that they are acting in self-defense when they gun down black male youths in cold blood.
While Canada has a sterling reputation, he is not without some serious flaws. Paul Tough’s book, Whatever it Takes documents Canada kicking out an entire class of middle school students for having low test scores.
The Chinese government often emphasizes the low cost of labor when trying to attract new investments. But should this be prioritized above the cost of lives and basic human rights?
The difference between Thoreau’s civil disobedience and Chairez’s uncivil disobedience is that the actions taken by Thoreau did not directly affect the freedom and safety of others.
No middle schooler growing up in the United States should be forced to realize that she has inherited an outsider status.
A graduate student calls for a more ‘critical perspective’ in a recent article about the Philadelphia Police’s new surveillance center.
Democracy works best when more people participate, and yet in states across the country and right here in Pennsylvania, our elected officials are devising ways to suppress voters.
In an article on Feb. 8, Max Nachman, director of CeasefirePA, defends Philly’s Stolen Handgun Reporting Law by asserting that people selling or giving away guns illegally cannot be prosecuted.
At a time when students are struggling more than ever to pay their tuition, Penn, a university with the seventh largest endowment in the country (over $6 billion), enforces a late-payment policy that is as inflexible as it is unfair.
The $2,000,000 that the Board of Trustees allocates each year is not the student government’s money — it’s your money.
This threatens the hard work of student leaders at Penn to create an environment that is tolerant and accepting of students from all backgrounds.