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Guest Column by nine Helix Prize recipients | Penn’s Biochemistry Seminar Program empowers women

(02/15/20 4:10am)

We first want to state that we fully respect Erika’s experiences and opinions. We know her article was not written out of malice or ill-will, but rather out of a desire to better the Biochemistry department and its students. Standing up to any perceived injustice requires courage, particularly when it involves standing up to those in positions of power. We admire her bravery and respect her perspective on the situation. But, in this case, we don’t agree with her.


Guest Column by seven Penn faculty members | We support student climate change action

(11/12/19 3:49am)

On Friday, Nov. 8, a large group of students from Fossil Free Penn disrupted the University’s Board of Trustees meeting. For half an hour, until the meeting was adjourned, they sang and chanted their sole demand: that Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David Cohen, and Chief Investment Officer Peter Ammon agree to a town hall meeting with students about fossil fuel divestment.


Toe the Line: Penn Democrats | American politics: In need of a discourse on international trade

(11/13/17 4:28am)

In Vietnam this past week, Trump elaborated upon his frustrations with the current structure of international trade. He criticized past trade agreements for their exploitation of the United States, lamenting these agreements for disproportionately hurting the United States while prioritizing Asian interests.


Toe the Line: Penn Democrats | A millionaire's tax plan with a populist disguise

(10/02/17 4:20am)

“No, I don’t benefit. I don’t benefit. In fact, very, very strongly, as you see, I think there’s very little benefit for people of wealth.” In a statement that is glaringly anathematic to essentially every aspect of the Trump presidency — from his administration, to his appeals to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, to his general demeanor and handling of his own wealth as a public figure — it’s not hard to imagine the deception underlying this claim. It becomes even more laughable, still, when considering it in the context of his proposed tax plan.


Toe the Line: Penn Democrats | DACA: Morality beyond economy

(09/18/17 2:44am)

It isn’t often you see the interest groups of major internet service providers, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP on the same side of an issue. And yet, such is the political climate that has been fostered by President Donald Trump, making strange bedfellows and coalitions of organizations, corporations and individuals and certainly pushing one to wonder — how could anyone support this if such a diverse range of interests can not support it?




Toe the Line: Penn Democrats | Health care

(01/23/17 2:55am)

Few focal points of the Republican presidential cycle stood out with as much singularity and clarity as the promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, a rallying cry for much of the Trump electorate, regardless of class, race or gender. Yet, as several articles point out, many of these voters are enrolled in Obamacare and rely on its coverage for insurance — how did this dissonance aide in the election of Donald Trump?







Your Voice | Drink wisely

(01/18/13 6:47am)

I read with interest about the installation of water bottle filling stations at Wharton. While I certainly applaud the notion of reducing waste and the unnecessary expense of bottled water, I must point out that the need to consume large volumes of water each day is without any particular health benefit and need not be officially encouraged.


Du Bois House Council | Appreciating Du Bois as a loving home

(10/15/12 5:14am)

It takes a village, according to the Du Bois College House motto. As residents and members of the house’s council, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. The time that each of us has spent in Du Bois has been filled with loving and enriching experiences. But these experiences were not reflected in a column that College senior Aya Saed published in The Daily Pennsylvanian two weeks ago.