The Daily Pennsylvanian
It’s a shame that students are disenchanted with the UA. It’s also a shame that the UA does very little by way of visible action or effective communication with students.
Despite the abundance of degrees the committee members hold, however, there’s one glaring, crucial, inexcusable hole in this task force: a student voice. Indeed, on a committee responsible for assessing the state of mental health resources for students at Penn, there sit a whopping total of zero students.
It’s not just the organizers [of PennApps] who make the event the success that it is, but also the students who set aside their entire weekend to participate in the event.
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We hope that events as tragic as the ones that have transpired since winter break will not be necessary to convince the University to take action in the future and fund continued improvements.
Just 12 percent of Penn students estimate that they come from a household making under 50,000 — less than the 13 percent who would estimate that their parents make over $450,000.
We’ve been less willing to look critically at aspects of Penn culture that create these social divisions and discuss actions we can all take to promote discussion about money at Penn.
We would like to tell the many students in an uproar over the injustice of “good study spaces” only being available to Wharton students to kindly calm down.
Those who disagree certainly have a right to protest Penn Secular Society, but we would encourage them to find more productive ways of protest.
We do believe that there are significant shortcomings in the existing housing system.
There is no real reason Penn should be charging students to use campus space for legitimate extracurricular activities.
Students and administrators alike need to re-evaluate how we approach, respond to and inform ourselves about sexual assault at Penn.
We believe that anyone found guilty of sexual assault should be suspended from campus for at least a semester.
We thank Facilities and Real Estate Services for bringing more retail dining options to campus that are not only in tune with student interests and preferences but also healthy, unique and local businesses.
That said, it’s not all on the creators of the game. Altogether, students — both those who detest the game and those who find it fun — have spent hours on the site.
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If even a 40-plus-year-old Penn tradition can’t entice students to show some Penn pride, it begs the question of why Penn Athletics is so adamant about charging students to see basketball games.
We can ensure that students who want to work can do so by fixing the existing work-study system, rather than adding to it.
We think both the local government and Penn should take steps to make 38th and Spruce safer.
We’d like to see not only big names at these events, but people whose lives have been defined more by their work on the ground than by what they did before giving back.