Staff Editorials

11/11/15 11:40pm
Sexual assault is a problem at Penn that has recently been on everyone’s mind, especially after nearly a third of female undergraduates reported having been sexually assaulted.
11/09/15 11:24pm
On Friday, Penn announced that it will not revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, after weeks of declining to comment on the subject.
11/05/15 2:35am
On Sunday, a new round of high school hopefuls for Penn’s class of 2020 submitted their applications to the University through Early Decision.
11/03/15 1:24am
It’s no surprise when Penn increases the cost of being a student every year. In February, the University typically announces a tuition increase, then spins it as only raising the tuition by less than 4 percent.
10/29/15 12:14am
The mayoral race is pretty much over. Tuesday is Election Day and almost everyone knows that Jim Kenney, the Democratic candidate, is going to win.
10/27/15 10:46am
For over a year now, Bill Cosby has been the subject of numerous accusations of sexual misconduct.
10/25/15 6:03pm
Penn should either end the useless bag-checking at our libraries or take the responsibility seriously – because right now, there is no point.
10/21/15 11:45pm
There aren’t many surprises in Career Services’ annual compilation of Penn undergraduates’ top employers.
10/20/15 12:21am
We need to create a culture where taking a break is seen as a positive — because for many people it is. That starts with accepting this fact: A leave of absence is not a failure; it is a step toward success.
10/15/15 12:08am
Earlier this week, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported that Penn President Amy Gutmann’s salary has reached an all-time high of nearly $3.5 million.
10/12/15 11:57pm
The sector requirements seem to focus more on Sector VIII: The Navigation of Bureaucracy, rather than on actually giving students a well-rounded liberal arts education.
10/06/15 1:29am
The freedom from feeling upset, it seems, now trumps the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press on many American college campuses. The most egregious example might be the furor engendered by an op-ed titled, “Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t What You Think,” published in Wesleyan University’s student newspaper.
09/25/15 4:13pm
There is no shortage of horrifying statistics in the latest report on sexual assault at Penn, released Monday as part of a national survey across 27 universities.
09/22/15 6:05pm
On Friday, Penn administrators met with students pushing for mental health changes on campus. And, encouragingly, the University seemed receptive to the proposed changes.
09/17/15 12:15am
The University said that it will be meeting with the letter’s student signatories in the coming days. We hope that when they do, it will be to start a serious discussion about the recommendations in the letter.
09/09/15 11:52pm
Through the Campaign for Community and Open Expression Monitors, Penn is trying to create a safe space where we can have productive discussions about issues as complex and controversial as police brutality and racial discrimination. Now it’s up to us to take advantage of that space.
08/28/15 12:15pm
In light of serious mental health problems on campus, it’s heartening to see Penn administrators addressing mental health with transparency to incoming freshmen.
04/29/15 11:31pm
A mayor cannot immediately bring about dramatic changes in our lives. But as the leading political figure of the city, he or she will have immense influence on how the city is run for the next four years, which, for better or worse, indirectly affects the course of our university’s future as well.
04/26/15 11:58pm
While some may follow Penn’s lead and assume that since both contain the word “Africa” they must be similar enough to simply be merged into one, this thinking is unfounded and wrong. This oversimplified reasoning serves as yet another example of the suppression and the overgeneralization of black voices in the world, and within our own University.
04/23/15 12:17am
Change in an institution as old and large as Penn does not always come quickly, but it does come. The University should be working to ensure LPS stays competitive for nontraditional students, which to date it has done a commendable job on.