Letters to the Editor

07/26/18 8:54pm
Here’s my take on “chill.” At Penn, this whole "deadening yourself" with placid smiles and mildly network-y “hahas” is done for me. “Chill” is a ballooning umbrella word that just perpetuates toxic bro activity and pressures people to deflate and compress their bodies into little boxes of compliance. I’m over it, and I’ll take a good bet that most minority communities are over it, too.
06/30/18 9:49am
If I really cared about someone and had a deep emotional connection with them, why would I feel the need to appear as if I didn’t care?
03/27/18 10:10pm
Given that Dean Ruger has made claims about the grades of UPenn black students, he should make public the data that he submitted to the Law School Admissions Council.
02/17/18 7:14pm
CAPS is deeply appreciative of the superb and sustained institutional support we enjoy from President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
01/29/18 7:47pm
We offer Penn students (both graduate and undergraduate) an incredible array of customized programs and services. Last year we offered 300 programs. 
11/19/17 11:21pm
While the DP is a great outlet to share experiences with the larger student body, we want students to know that there are many outlets on our campus to voice concerns and make productive change. 
10/04/17 6:31pm
We have invested, and will continue to invest, with clear and present purpose, in every initiative, practice and program we can think of to promote student self- and community-care and to further decrease the potentially life-threatening incidence of sexual violence, alcohol and drug abuse and hazing on our campus.
09/20/17 12:18am
Early this summer, not long after many students had left for the break, Claudia Cohen Hall joined the ranks of those buildings on campus that can only be accessed by PennCard.
09/19/17 8:33pm
Like many other students at Penn, I came back to campus 3 weeks ago with little to no knowledge of the newly instated policy that all “student group events” held on-campus, off-campus, or at third-party venues must now be registered with the AOD regardless of whether or not alcohol is present.
04/12/16 10:58pm

Letter to the editor | Chris Corsi

It was with a mix of great sadness and severe frustration that I read about the death of Wharton junior Olivia Kong yesterday.
10/20/15 12:20am
Today the College Republicans wrote an op-ed arguing that America should focus on fixing it's mental healthcare system in response to the wave of mass shootings that has plagued the country. I find this quite hypocritical, considering that the ten states with the lowest level of access to mental health resources (as ranked by Mental Health America, an advocacy group) are all controlled by Republicans.
10/04/15 11:03pm
The publication of the article “Many Penn women not discouraged by gender disparities across fields” is uncritical and misogynistic.
05/18/15 1:42pm

Letter to the Editor | From Ishmail Abdus-Saboor and Zahra Parker

The purported goal of The Daily Pennsylvania article “Black PhDs face disparate treatment in the sciences” was to discuss disproportional funding trends facing under represented minorities in science.
04/15/15 9:08pm

Letter to the Editor | A Republican response to the College Republicans

As former leaders of the College Republicans here at Penn, we would like to express our utter dismay at the position that the recent College Republicans article took on the issue of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
02/23/15 12:19am

Letter to the Editor from William Shuldiner

I'm writing concerning Jason Tangson's article, Vivisect la Difference. I found this article extremely offensive, appalling and honestly downright sickening at some points.
09/23/14 8:34pm

Letter to the Editor on "Econ TA Has Goofed"

To the editor,In your 'Under The Button' September 23rd blog post, "Econ TA has 'Dun Goofed'", you made a number of erroneous claims and omissions.
02/27/14 7:24pm

Letter to the Editor | The lifeblood of Penn

The free exchange of ideas is the lifeblood of an academic institution, and efforts to restrict that are in direct opposition to the values that we at Penn hold most dear.
02/23/14 7:05pm

Letter to the Editor | Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare

Student input is essential to the work of the Task Force, and we anticipate that it will establish two working groups to carry out its charge, both of which will include students, faculty, and staff.
02/11/14 8:58pm

Letter to the Editor | A response to "Please, stop changing your profile pictures"

For some, depression may largely stem from a neurochemical imbalance, but for others, social media can play a big role in aggravating negative ideation.
02/10/14 8:57pm

Letter to the Editor | Please, stop changing your profile pictures

I feel depressed not because Facebook is projecting some sense of perfection, but because my brain does not produce serotonin in the same way or in the same amount as most people’s brains do. The cause of my depression is not external, and it certainly isn’t Facebook.