On-campus housing at Penn means a lot of different things to different people. At varying times the dorms are a place to call home, to eat, to party, and everything else that comes with one’s first year at Penn. With this, of course, comes a litany of complaints with which every Penn student should be familiar. For some students, who are resident advisors, the dorms are a workplace, which presents a unique set of challenges.
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Last night, Penn women's basketball rolled through Columbia behind stout defense and hot three-point shooting. The men's team fell to the Lions in heartbreaking fashion after giving up a game-winning layup with 0.4 seconds left in overtime.
Last Saturday, both the men and women of Penn basketball suffered losses to Harvard, the first conference loss for the women all season, and a disappointing defeat for the men that dropped them to 3-5 among the Ancient Eight.
Former Vice President and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden is expected to announce his plans for the 2020 presidential election in the coming weeks. When he visited Penn this Tuesday, Biden did not directly address whether he is going to run for president. Still, with more than four decades of political experience, Biden says he is “the most qualified person in the country to be president.” But his track record is flawed, and the Democratic party needs a new face to rally behind. We urge Joe Biden not to declare his candidacy for president.
Penn routinely ranks among the lowest in the Ivy League for the number of days dedicated to breaks. Given Penn’s reputation for having an unusually hypercompetitive campus culture, we should have more time off. Penn must make Presidents Day a University holiday to give students additional time to relax or catch up on schoolwork.
Many students part ways with their meal plans after freshman year, for countless reasons: meal plans are expensive, there are limited options for those with dietary restrictions, and the operating hours often conflict with students’ schedules, to name a few.
Textbooks present a financial burden to students. Penn estimates that students will spend $1,318 on academic materials this academic year. But this dollar amount varies greatly per student, and even with financial aid, this is often a heavy cost to bear, particularly for first-generation, low-income students. The University offers a textbook library for FGLI students at the Greenfield Intercultural Center in order to cut costs. But due to a recent surge in demand, the library needs increased staffing, space, and funding. Penn needs to step up and provide more resources to the FGLI textbook library.
One night after both teams took down Brown, Penn men's and women's basketball finish the weekend against Yale. The men's team facing a challenge on the road against perhaps the best team in the Ivy League, while the undefeated women can open up a two-game lead on the rest of the Ancient Eight with a win.
Ivy League play continues for both Penn men's and women's basketball as the Quakers take on Brown. The men are looking to win back-to-back Ivy games for the first time this season, while the women are hoping to stay undefeated in league play.
The spaces that appear prominently on Penn's campus speak to its values as an institution. Yet, on Locust Walk, the historic fraternity houses far overshadow other groups. La Casa Latina, Makuu, and the Pan-Asian American Community House are confined to a basement in the ARCH building.
Last year, Penn celebrated when the Philadelphia Eagles became the Super Bowl LII champions. This year, as the country again turns to watch the top NFL teams contend for a championship, attention on Colin Kaepernick’s protests against racist police practices has been renewed.
Penn's first Ivy weekend of the year continues with a doubleheader at Columbia. The women start first at 5:30 p.m., looking to stay undefeated at the top of the League, while the men will follow at 8 looking for their first win of the Ivy season. The women are heavy favorites after a comfortable win over Cornell on Friday, while the men face a must-win scenario in just the team's fourth game.
Penn's first Ivy weekend of the year opens with a doubleheader at Cornell. The men start first at 5 p.m. and the women will follow at 7:30. Last week, the men beat Saint Joseph's to sweep the Big 5, while the women coasted past Division III Haverford.
In 2016 — the most recent year for which Penn's data is public — Penn President Amy Gutmann earned a record high of $3,908,031. This is a 10.5 percent increase from the previous year, the number makes her the second highest-paid university president in the Ivy League. Still, The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board supports Gutmann's high salary for her work fundraising, diversifying opportunities for students, and building new spaces for our campus.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX regulations move one step closer to approval on Jan. 30, when the period for public comment on the proposal draws to a close.
Last week, Penn men's basketball snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Temple, 77-70, and clinch a share of the Quaker's first Big 5 title in 17 years. Against Saint Joseph's, Penn has a chance to go undefeated in the city.
It’s time for Penn to follow other universities in offering free pads and tampons to students across campus. The Undergraduate Assembly recently announced it is working to increase accessibility to menstrual products, an initiative that will entail placing tampons in gender-neutral spaces and reducing “stigmas that prevent menstrual products from being viewed as a necessity.” The UA's initiative is a step in the right direction. Still, Penn must take action too.
Sorority recruitment can be unforgiving. It demands hours of small talk, trudging through the cold, and being subject to the opinions of older peers. Each year, freshmen emerge from rush with bids from sororities, hundreds of friends stronger than they began. But it is inevitable that the process will leave many young women feeling inadequate, disappointed, and confused about their futures at Penn.
Points scored by women's basketball junior Phoebe Sterba against Princeton, a career high. The guard made five three-pointers in the 66-60 win.
It only takes a few days on Penn's campus before you hear rumors from new friends or see a meme in a Facebook group about the poor quality of care from Penn's Counseling and Psychological Services and its lack of funding. Wait times for appointments are long. The CAPS office is far from campus. And, seriously, Wharton is getting its own private counselor?