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Urooba Abid | Penn, make summer courses more accessible to students from all backgrounds

(04/21/19 11:26pm)

With summer only a few weeks away, this is usually the time of year when Penn begins advertising the opportunity to take summer courses online, on-campus, or abroad. For many students, summer courses are a great option. They offer the chance to catch up on requirements, take classes towards their dual degree programs, and possibly lighten their course loads for the academic year. 

Penn First Plus will develop faculty sensitivity training and new resource website

(04/22/19 4:05am)

Since Marc Lo began his role as Penn First Plus Office executive director at the start of the semester, the office has been collecting input from first-generation, low-income students on the issues they continuously face at Penn. As the semester comes to a close, the office is now planning initiatives to normalize FGLI students' experiences.

Isami McCowan | Now more than ever, it’s important to say no sometimes

(04/21/19 10:28pm)

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a blog post halfway down the first page of Google titled “The Simplest Ways To Happiness.” I usually steer clear of headlines like this which often seem to repeat the same advice, but I clicked anyways. The page was dedicated to some sort of challenge urging readers to say “yes” to all of the opportunities thrown their way.