Guest Columns

12/03/17 10:32pm
We must incorporate giving into our daily lives, promote its significance, and engage in it regularly so we can foster a more unified, empathetic, and civic-minded generation.
11/19/17 11:13pm
When Chelsea Manning speaks at the Annenberg Center on November 29, the Penn campus will be missing out on an opportunity.
11/12/17 11:34pm
Academia does not exist in a vacuum of the University; it is full of real people bringing their own real biases into this space. 
10/30/17 12:00am
The club recruitment process is one of the first stressors that new students encounter when they arrive at Penn, and it has wide-ranging effects on both student life and mental health.
10/23/17 2:20pm
College students, whether they are secular or religious, are religious. That is, they have dogmas, cults, temples, scriptures, prooftexts, prophets, methods of absolution, and methods of excommunication.
10/04/17 12:29am
To error is to be human; but to be a Penn administrator is to never learn from those mistakes.
09/06/17 10:47pm
Freshmen are often shocked to learn that there lies a multi-step process for them to find their home.
09/01/17 1:39pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian letter on my recent op-ed, signed by some of my colleagues, puts forth no substantive argument and so requires no response on that score
08/30/17 9:38pm
Between August 22 and 28, while Penn freshmen enjoyed a gala at the art museum and Penn-themed ice sculptures, an estimated 23 people died from a drug overdose in the city of Philadelphia. 
08/30/17 6:31pm
We write to condemn recent statements our colleague, Amy Wax, the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at Penn Law, has made in popular media pieces.
08/29/17 6:00am
At the beginning of this new academic year, I hope we all take a few moments to celebrate our campus community as the best and, ultimately, the only way forward to a better world.
08/22/17 6:18pm
Exactly one year ago, in its Columbia University decision, the National Labor Relations Board reconciled a decades-long inconsistency in employment law.
08/21/17 5:20pm
We, a group of Penn alumnae and current students, wish to address white supremacist violence and discourse in America.
08/21/17 11:10am
My parents took a risk. Two freshly minted Ph.D.'s, raised in poverty, leaving their home country, coming to America.
08/20/17 7:24pm
In the recent opinion article “Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture,” published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, law professors Amy Wax and Larry Alexander lament the loss of the “bourgeois cultural hegemony” of the 1950s.
08/14/17 10:06am
As a community and as individuals we are shocked and saddened by the deadly, violent events in Charlottesville yesterday, and we grieve for the victims and their families.
08/02/17 11:23pm
“You have two months left to live.” The doctor delivered the words with a steel, monotone voice without looking up from his computer.
07/14/17 9:17pm
After the recent atrocities in Westminster, Manchester, and London, the politically correct in the United Kingdom and the world are yet again fully engaged in assiduously ignoring the threat we all face. The facts are as plain as they are uncomfortable — the world is currently living through an unprecedented threat, a modern enemy fighting for an archaic, theocratic vision that president George W.
06/26/17 9:24pm
As a graduate student worker at the University of Pennsylvania, I research the politics of emotion as a member of the political science department.
06/22/17 7:23pm
On May 13, an article in the Daily Pennsylvanian discussed my intention to create a conversation over alumni weekend about President Trump’s association with the University, by wearing and offering pins that said “UPenn: Denounce Trump.” The online commentary mostly deplored my action, calling button bearers “snowflakes” and “adult children”. One said, “Most universities would be PROUD.” They deserve a response. As a 50 year student of administrative science, I felt that Penn needed a “system power move”. (Defn: a high leverage, small action that makes a difference; exemplar: Pussy Riot.) I wanted reiterate the demand made by many others that the University to take a stand on Trump.
06/07/17 6:42pm
President Trump appears to have an indifferent, if not downright disdainful, attitude to the rule of law.
06/07/17 6:41pm
The economic system of free enterprise and our cherished democratic institutions depend on the certainty, stability, integrity, and legitimacy provided by the rule of law.
05/03/17 8:00pm
In last Wednesday’s paper Calvary Rogers argued in favor of increasing soft censorship in America and at Penn.
04/26/17 11:23pm
The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice is a nonpartisan, national research and policy hub producing and disseminating research designed to prevent errors in the criminal justice system.
04/23/17 10:11pm
On April 29th, as part of the People’s Climate Movement, over 100,000 people will gather to march in Washington DC to demonstrate widespread and overwhelming support for immediate and drastic climate action.
04/18/17 11:03pm
Consider three individuals: a terrorist, whose indoctrination and violent actions result from a constant reminder throughout his upbringing of Western injustices and transgressions; a slavery apologist, who lives in the antebellum South, and validates his ideals by the norms and conventions of the time; an American who supports gun control, Keynesian economics, and a woman’s right to an abortion, but developed these beliefs solely through having friends and family affirm the “moral correctness” of these notions.
04/17/17 11:35pm
Penn Law recently announced that musician, activist, and Penn alum John Legend will join the advisory board of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice.
04/10/17 10:41pm
If a person has not flung open the window of a campus building to angrily yell “YOU HATE ME!” at you, while you are still reeling from invitations to scheduled public lynchings of African American freshmen and marching peacefully to raise awareness, then welcome to the reality of race relations in the era of 45!
04/04/17 7:51pm
The University of Pennsylvania, claiming to value collaboration and logic, acted extremely hypocritically throughout the negotiations during the Fossil Free Penn sit-in.
03/30/17 3:08pm
There is a lot of hot debate between the political left and right about social justice issues, and a particularly concentrated debate in higher education institutions.