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Penn announced Tuesday that it would require all sophomores from the Class of 2024 onward to purchase a dining plan in addition to living in on-campus housing. Ostensibly an attempt to encourage community building, many see it as something else.

FAITH BOCHERT is a Wharton first year from Westminster, Col. Her email address is VALERIE WANG is a Wharton first year studying management and business analytics from Bethesda, Md. Her email address is