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Four years ago, Penn launched its “Second Year Experience.” The current seniors will be the first graduating class required to live two years on campus with a dining plan. With the recent campus power outage, flooding that displaced more than 50 students, unexpected discoveries in dining hall food, and questions about Penn’s treatment of its dining hall workers, it is time that we call this plan into question.
Dear Interim President Jameson,
Penn Faculty for Justice in Palestine | Announcement statement of Palestinian solidarity chapter formation
We write to announce the formation of Penn Faculty for Justice in Palestine (PFJP), a collective of those who support the teaching and research mission of the University, including faculty, lecturers, staff, and graduate employees. We have constituted ourselves in solidarity with the ongoing and ever-urgent struggles of Palestinians resisting occupation, warfare, and displacement.
To call this semester unprecedented would be an understatement.
Penn Board of Trustees Chair Scott Bok announced his resignation at a trustees meeting just minutes after Penn President Liz Magill announced she would step down. Read Bok's full announcement, obtained by The Daily Pennsylvanian:
Penn President Liz Magill announced her plans to resign in an email to the Penn community on Dec. 9. Minutes later, Scott Bok wrote he is stepping down from his position as the chair of the University Board of Trustees, according to a statement from Bok obtained by The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Penn President Liz Magill announced her resignation on Saturday. Read the full message to the Penn community:
In 2020, the Daily Pennsylvanian published an editorial encouraging students to look forward to 2021. After all, at that time, students were being welcomed back onto campus, a COVID-19 vaccine was on the way, and there were bountiful new opportunities for student activism beyond the 2020 presidential election.
How do we define free speech? How do we define how a university campus promotes, or discourages, free speech?
On Nov. 21, the University officially denied Penn Chavurah a space to screen the documentary film Israelism. They gave the justification that the film is not right for the climate on campus at this time. The University is censoring Jewish students for criticizing Israel.
Even though a loss at Harvard (8-1, 5-1 Ivy) last weekend has mathematically eliminated Penn football (6-3, 3-3) from Ivy League title contention, the Quakers still have one game left. This is not just any game, though. Penn's 2023 finale is against the team's biggest rival: Princeton (4-5, 3-3). See if The Daily Pennsylvanian's Sports Department thinks the Quakers can pull out the win and end their season with a Senior Day victory.
With the Advance Registration deadline just around the corner (Monday, Nov. 13 at 11:59 PM) here are some courses that the DP Opinion’s staff columnists recommend that every Penn student take before they graduate.
After defending home field last week against Cornell, Penn football (6-2, 3-2 Ivy) will be hitting the road one last time this season, this time going north to Cambridge, Mass. and taking on conference-leading Harvard (7-1, 4-1), with a share of first place in the Ivy League on the line. The Crimson are currently ranked 19th in the FCS Coaches Poll. Ahead of this crucial test, members of The Daily Pennsylvanian's Sports Department make their picks for this critical battle.
On Nov. 7, we will have the opportunity to exercise one of the most valuable democratic rights — the right to vote. Regardless of our backgrounds, communities, or academic interests, voting is a privilege that unites us as active participants in the democratic process.
Following last Friday's loss against Brown at home, Penn football (5-2, 2-2 Ivy) is now entering the final stretch of its season, with three must-win games to keep the team's Ivy League title hopes alive. That stretch of games begins Saturday, when Cornell (3-4, 2-2) heads into Franklin Field. Ahead of kickoff, see how members of The Daily Pennsylvanian's Sports Staff think the game will go.
With recent, concerning decisions by the United States Supreme Court, now — even in an off-year election — is the time to vote on Nov. 7.
Editorial | Understanding the DP's coverage of campus, donor reactions amid violence in Gaza and Israel
Student newspapers capture student life through a distinct lens. No third party is better suited to uncover and report on the student perspective behind breaking events on campus than students themselves, particularly during times of controversy.
With one Ivy loss already in the books, the rights to this season's Ivy title will be contingent on Penn football extending its current three-game winning streak. Ahead of the Quaker's (5-1, 2-1 Ivy) matchup with Brown (3-3, 1-2), members of The Daily Pennsylvanian sports staff make their pick on which odds Friday's contest will favor.
Straight off its first Ivy League win of the season against Columbia (2-3, 0-2 Ivy), Penn football (4-1, 1-1) hits the road again, this time taking on the Yale Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1). Four sports reporters at The Daily Pennsylvanian make their picks ahead of the Quakers' battle against the reigning conference champions.