In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn football's defense stuffs the run, men's soccer finishes the season strong, and women's basketball's dominance continues. Check out last week's edition here.
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Members of Fossil Free Penn have voiced concerns to the University over the past several years, but administrators have failed to take action. This past week, a group of Penn faculty members has joined the movement by signing a letter in support of student climate change action, particularly insisting that the University finally divest from fossil fuels. This is a laudable act by the signatories and is a model for how tenured faculty members must use their security to influence change at Penn.
One week after grinding out a narrow one-point win over Cornell on Homecoming Saturday, Penn football is back in action against Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. The Quakers are seeking their third consecutive Ivy League victory.
In many classes, end-of-semester course evaluations represent the only formalized avenue for students to give instructors feedback. While some professors and teaching assistants opt to solicit student feedback in the middle of the course, this is far from standard practice. To better support students and promote educational practices that work for everyone, Penn should mandate that professors and TAs be evaluated in the middle of the term as well.
Penn men's and women's basketball are both in action on Wednesday night. The men are set for their home opener, as the group hosts La Salle at the Palestra. The women's team will take on NJIT looking to build off of a dominant opening effort against Siena on Saturday.
Penn’s law school set a record by accepting the largest donation ever gifted to a law school, when it received $125 million from the W. P. Carey Foundation. In return, the formerly named University of Pennsylvania Law School will now be referred to as the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School – Carey Law for short – a decision that highlights another instance of Penn’s failure to be transparent with the student and faculty body. Penn should have consulted with students and stakeholders before taking this action, and must do so when making decisions in the future.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn football gets a burst from a new quarterback and men's and women's soccer wrap up their seasons while the basketball teams get theirs underway. Check out last week's edition here.
After Penn football's narrow first Ivy win of the 2019 campaign over Brown last week, the Quakers will look to make it two in a row when they face Cornell on Homecoming Saturday.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect Penn Admissions' decision to reach out to students directly rather than publicly make an announcement.
It's finally that time. Penn men's basketball is back in action after almost eight months. The Red and Blue are by no means easing into the season, as they begin their 2019-20 campaign with a road matchup against Alabama.
Women athletes are paid far less than men in many sports, sports journalists are far less likely to be women than men, and women are still a relative rarity in athletics administrations. Penn, and the rest of the Ivy League, must work harder to achieve equality in hiring for their sports programs.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's cross country wins the Ivy Heps, Ryan Cragun continues his monster season, and coach Bill Wagner says goodbye to Penn sprint football. Check out last week's edition here.
An outstanding individual effort is all the more valuable when it propels a team to victory, and Penn men's cross country's Anthony Russo exemplified that on Friday.
Penn football looks to get its first Ivy League win on Saturday, as the group takes on Brown at Franklin Field. The Quakers are coming off a narrow loss against Yale, a contest in which they had 521 yards of total offense and put up 41 points.
Philadelphia will hold its general elections for its City Council on Nov. 5. Over 237,000 votes were cast in the May primary elections, a turnout that surpassed that of the primary elections in both 2017 and 2018 and the general election in 2017.
As the Nov. 1 early decision deadline approaches, Penn's Office of Admissions is likely flooded with applications from students across the country, including many of the future stars of Penn Athletics. In response to last year’s nationwide admissions scandal and one involving fraud in Harvard University’s athletic recruiting, Harvard announced that its Athletics Department would be implementing two new policies to thwart fraud in the admissions process. Despite the revelation of a similar scandal at Penn, unlike Harvard, Penn has failed to announce any such reforms.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn sprint football blows out Alderson Broaddus, men's soccer pulls off a historic win, and Elita van Staden keeps her hot stretch going. Check out last week's edition here.
After a lopsided defeat last weekend to Columbia, Penn football hits the road again in search of its first Ivy League victory against Yale.
Graduate students make up half the student body, yet they are often ignored and their concerns are often disregarded. This was demonstrated once again this week, when Penn finally responded to graduate student complaints that have existed for at least the past year about the living conditions in Sansom Place East. Graduate students aren’t just students — they’re also workers, and they deserve a better, more direct way to complain to their employer. Graduate students need a union, and letting them organize will make Penn a stronger learning environment and home for scholarship for everyone. Penn should recognize the union voluntarily when elections are eventually held.
In the 1973 report “Institutional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania,” then-Penn President Martin Meyerson implemented the One University policy, which allows students to take courses at other schools across the University. Penn boasts to prospective and current students about the opportunity to take classes across its many schools. The One University policy, as outlined in 1973, was originally intended to provide students with the chance to be well-rounded, and not to shy away from learning outside their respective fields of study. Now, credit requirements restrict the actual ability of students to make use of this policy. Penn must embrace academic freedom and encourage students to pursue education across the University, rather than restrict the courses outside of students' respective schools that can be counted toward electives and requirements.