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“I think my taste-buds have disappeared,” I said to my mom on the phone after another dinner of the same variation of oily meat and undercooked rice at Hill Dining’s Global Fusion section.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify that human remains in the Morton Collection were kept, not showcased, and corrected a misleading claim concerning Penn Museum’s communication of possession of remains from the MOVE bombing. This article also now provides information on additional discounted admissions opportunities at the Penn Museum. The DP regrets these errors.
“We should definitely go thrifting together!” This is a line that I’ve heard a thousand times during small talk with strangers-turned-acquaintances at Penn. Young people see thrifting as a fun way to establish a unique sense of style while promoting environmental sustainability in an age of made-for-the-landfill clothing and trends.
Penn alumni who identify as LGBTQ pursue careers in a diverse array of fields. The Daily Pennsylvanian caught up with two alumni who have used their Penn education to work toward improving conditions for the LGBTQ community.
The array of LGBTQ student groups at Penn is as diverse as the community itself. Here’s a list of the existing clubs on campus.
When most students visit their health care providers, they don’t have to worry about whether all parts of their identities will be considered. But for students in the LGBTQ community, fighting for queer-friendly health care services is a priority.
Today, women account for 30.7 percent of Penn’s standing faculty, according to a University-wide survey conducted in 2011. This divide is far from even — but it was only within the last century that women were professors at Penn at all.
In early April, around 200 accepted LGBTQ students and allies received emails from members of Penn’s queer community, telling them about the wide variety of LGBTQ resources that Penn offers.
In recent years, recruitment of a diverse faculty has been a topic of much discussion within Penn’s administrative circles. But LGBTQ faculty members — an already marginalized group — may often be pushed to the wayside or forgotten under the umbrella of diversity. Once on campus, many then face institutional and personal challenges stemming from their identities.
Integrative, supportive, fierce.
This past weekend, more than a hundred LGBTQ youth and allies from all over the state convened on Penn’s campus for the three-day Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference. This marks the third time that Penn has hosted the conference, which is in its fifth year.
The experience of being an LGBTQ resident advisor or graduate associate is much the same as the experiences of other RAs and GAs — but with a few marked differences. RAs and GAs who identify as LGBTQ say they’re sometimes able to understand their residents on a deeper level, but face certain challenges they wouldn’t have to face otherwise.
Opinions of presidential candidates among Penn’s LGBTQ community are as diverse as the candidates themselves. Students fall all along the political spectrum, supporting Democrats, Republicans and in some cases, even the Green Party.
Janet Mock — best known for her transgender rights activism, her work at People Magazine and her memoir “Redefining Realness” — will be the keynote speaker for Penn Women’s Week. Her appearance is set for April 2 at 7 p.m. in Claudia Cohen Hall G17.
In just over a month, approximately 150 college and high school students from across the state will convene at Penn for the fifth annual Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference, which brings together students from Pennsylvania each year to discuss LGBTQ issues.
The performance ends and every audience member stands — not in order to applaud, but rather, in a show of solidarity.
Student reactions to Caitlyn Jenner’s Wednesday evening appearance are mixed, although those within the LGBTQ community tended to be more critical of Jenner’s comments.
From Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, Penn hosted an all-Ivy conference on mental health titled “Unmasking the Ivy League.” The conference, which included students and administrators, was comprised of speaker sessions and collaborative workshops to help address the growing issue of mental illness on college campuses.