By not suspending University operations, Penn — Philadelphia’s single largest private employer — isolates its community from the city at large.
Penn has suffered more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years. Greek leaders and organizations should take this opportunity to reflect on their pledging processes and curtail forced drinking before it’s too late.
The real challenge is maintaining the DP’s values and mission in the digital age, when too often pageviews trump facts and ideology supersedes truth.
In similar fashion to its peers, Penn should allow approximately 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico to enroll tuition-free at Penn for the spring semester.
Starting a dialogue on mental health requires patience to grasp at what is elusive and acceptance of the impossibility of capturing every nuance of stress, addiction and trauma.
We hope that administrators will take the ideas, concerns and critiques expressed through the PULSE survey and Campus Conversation seriously, but for either of these efforts to be of any use, we the students need to participate heavily.
For the safety of students, faculty and staff in University City and West Philadelphia alike, DPS must expand the scope of its alert policies so that the Penn community are more frequently notified about any imminent dangers.
With thousands of new students embarking on their Penn journeys this week, our university is getting thousands of stories deeper. The best advice I can give anybody this year is hear out as many of those stories as possible.
The Daily Pennsylvanian is pleased that the task force sought and used student input, and we believe the recommendations are mostly practical and well-considered.
We wish to clearly reaffirm some basic principles: Violence is never, under any circumstance whatsoever, an appropriate or acceptable response to the peaceable exchange of ideas, however hateful or otherwise reprehensible they might be.
Penn can no longer claim to be doing all it can to be assembling the highest-quality class possible each year while drawing well more than half of its admittees from less than a sixth of the applicants. It is time to do away with Early Decision.
Next academic year, we will take another leap toward improving our journalism and reaching our readers.
Last week, more than two thousand applicants around the world received the news that they have been accepted for enrollment at the University of Pennsylvania.
Although The Daily Pennsylvanian is a Penn-focused publication, we are acutely aware that the forces which shape what becomes news here on campus, like springtime snowstorms which disrupt classes, often originate elsewhere.
Last year, Donald Trump began blitzing the mainstream media at an unprecedented and alarming rate following his victory in the presidential election.
Next Tuesday, Irvine Auditorium will host a panel forum entitled “A Formidable Foe: Cancer in the 21st Century” as part of its David and Lyn Silfen University Forum series. While the forum will notably feature Penn President Amy Gutmann and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the other panelists has stolen some of the spotlight by virtue of being embroiled in a lawsuit over discrimination against an Iraqi family.
In a widely-cited piece of compelling data journalism, The New York Times last month compiled a list of the 38 American colleges and universities that enroll more students from the top one percent of the U.S.
Commencement should, in our view, aim to broaden the horizons of departing students one last time – to be one last lesson before graduates leave the academic sphere.
We commend the participants of these marches, but we implore students to use these protests as an opportunity to revisit issues on our own campus, to channel this level of intensity and energy into tangible fixes within our own community.
Trump’s order transcends mere partisan or intellectual dispute and rather enters the realm of immoral, lawless cruelty.