As a symbol of the university, the president should make some effort to personally connect with the students, and not just in queueing photoshoots at holiday soirees.
While candidates for positions throughout the UA argued about the success and implementation of projects, espousing their special connections with various administrators, we — and many others — remain unconvinced that he UA has any significant sway with Penn's administrators.
Throughout the Undergraduate Assembly campaign, we’ve learned so much from talking with you, learning about your passions and reflecting on the insights that you believe will help Penn become a better place to live and thrive.
SEAN MCGEEHAN is a College junior from Philadelphia, Pa. His email address is email@example.com.
The Penn community has a diverse collection of backgrounds, experiences and interests. As a student body, we are at our best when we collaborate, so that’s why we are planning to improve relationships between Greek life and cultural groups, increase male involvement in sexual assault prevention, and also bring the UA closer to the students to raise the level of transparency in student government.
Is this the lesson a first rate university wants to teach its students? Appearance, not merits, should dominate?